Posted Jan. 4, 2010, 1:53 p.m.
In what might be an early contender for "Most Improved Band of the Year," Nothington brings us their second studio album, Roads, Bridges & Ruins. ... read more
Posted Dec. 29, 2009, 10:40 p.m.
The release of Thrice's latest album, Beggars came as a big surprise to a lot of fans for a couple reasons. One reason is because ... read more
Posted Dec. 22, 2009, 5:51 a.m.
In what's already been a solid year for punk releases, Lipona's new self-released EP, Pigeonholed might fall under the radar to most listeners but if ... read more
Posted Dec. 12, 2009, 12:10 a.m.
As far as melodic punk goes, After the Fall are very good at what they do. They play a fast, aggressive style of punk that's ... read more
Posted Nov. 23, 2009, 7:58 p.m.
Black Cobra have quite an impressive sound considering they're only a two-piece band consisting of a guitarist and drummer. The duo consisting of Jason Landrian ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2009, 12:05 a.m.
Skeletonwitch's name is known fairly well among the metal community. The band won a lot of new fans over with their sophomore record and Prosthetic ... read more
Posted Oct. 28, 2009, 10:29 p.m.
Strung Out's Blackhawks Over Los Angeles was a record that had a lot of ups and downs. The album showcased the band's improving musicianship and ... read more
Posted Oct. 18, 2009, 1:46 p.m.
The Swellers decision to sign to Fueled By Ramen Records was very confusing to say the least. Many were expecting them to sign to a ... read more
Posted Oct. 14, 2009, 2 p.m.
There's always a lot of different opinions surrounding the band Every Time I Die. A lot prefer the more chaotic, unpredictable sound they had in ... read more
Posted Oct. 6, 2009, 10:59 p.m.
When first opening this record, I glanced at the cover art, track titles, and album length and made the assumption that this band must sound ... read more
Posted Sept. 24, 2009, 2:32 p.m.
Banner Pilot's last album, Resignation Day earned them a lot of praise among punk fans. To me, I thought it was a very solid album ... read more
Posted Sept. 22, 2009, 11:16 p.m.
One of the newest bands to come out of Portland, Water & Bodies are looking to make an impact in the music world. Despite only ... read more
Posted Sept. 21, 2009, 1:25 a.m.
The Bay Area has always been known for producing some great punk acts. One up-and-coming band is the newest addition to the Asian Man family, ... read more
Posted Sept. 14, 2009, 12:12 a.m.
The whole Midwestern punk sound is something you either love or hate. I, personally love most of the main bands that have come from this ... read more
Posted Sept. 8, 2009, 3:54 p.m.
California's In the Red always fell under the radar to me until I decided to listen to vocalist/guitarist, Mike Hale's latest solo album, Lives Like ... read more
Posted Sept. 1, 2009, 11:18 p.m.
Panic Records has been on quite a roll as of late. Releasing great records from Final Fight, Outrage, Make Do And Mend, and a 7" ... read more
Posted Aug. 25, 2009, 9:17 p.m.
The disbanding of Boston punk groups Stray Bullets and Chicago Typewriter led to the formation of the band Have Nots. Sometimes, stronger bands are formed ... read more
Posted Aug. 20, 2009, 8:55 p.m.
When Hot Water Music vocalist/guitarist, Chuck Ragan released Feast or Famine, it took a lot of fans by surprise. There have been a lot of ... read more
Posted Aug. 16, 2009, 10:42 p.m.
Before I start this review, let's have a little history lesson. Death By Stereo began their careers by releasing two very solid hardcore albums (If ... read more
Posted Aug. 14, 2009, 3:45 a.m.
After returning from a five year hiatus in 2007, American Steel released Destroy Their Future, which may have been their strongest release yet. It showed ... read more
Posted Aug. 12, 2009, 11:55 p.m.
Too much hype is something that can kill a band in the end of things because there's a good chance that said band never lives ... read more
Posted Aug. 11, 2009, 5:15 a.m.
When it comes to live albums, it has to be a band I love or a band that puts on a spectacular live show for ... read more
Posted Aug. 11, 2009, 5:13 a.m.
Currently recording their eighth studio album, California punk quintet, Strung Out decided to put together this little compilation album full of b-sides, rarities, alternate takes, ... read more
Posted Aug. 2, 2009, 11:01 p.m.
Venture deep into the desert of the Southwest and you'll find Black Hell, a doom metal quartet featuring ex-members of Wellington and Unruh who have ... read more
Posted July 28, 2009, 9:30 p.m.
In the Red frontman Mike Hale recently made the decision to be a musician full-time and he's been very busy at work considering that his ... read more
Posted July 21, 2009, 11:16 a.m.
Most bands that are signed to No Idea Records have a sound that's usually expected from them. That, of course, being raw punk rock with ... read more
Posted July 16, 2009, 3:54 p.m.
The Number Twelve Looks Like You have always been a very unorthodox band to say the least. They've been trying something new with each album ... read more
Posted July 7, 2009, 11:40 p.m.
This may be going out on a limb here, but Dinosaur Jr.'s reunion album in 2007, Beyond was one of the best albums of said ... read more
Posted July 2, 2009, 4:31 p.m.
Now on their third album, Shook Ones already have a pretty solid reputation. After the melodic hardcore masterpiece that was Facetious Folly Feat, I thought ... read more
Posted July 2, 2009, 12:02 a.m.
It's always great to find all of these new breeds of punk bands coming about lately. There have been so many that I've found out ... read more
Posted June 25, 2009, 4:41 p.m.
I've always considered Alexisonfire one of the "better bands" in the whole "post-hardcore" scene or whatever you want to call it. However, their last album, ... read more
Posted June 24, 2009, 1:16 a.m.
It takes a lot for me to completely lose faith in some of my favorite bands, and I came pretty close to completely giving up ... read more
Posted June 17, 2009, 3:22 p.m.
Austria, the home of some of my ancestors and one of my favorite finds of the year, Empty Promise. This four-piece melodic punk band definitely ... read more
Posted June 11, 2009, 2:21 p.m.
Doom metal is something that's an acquired taste; either you're a fan of it or you're not, and those who are fans of it will ... read more
Posted June 10, 2009, 12:21 a.m.
It's been about four years since the last Old Man's Child record and it seems we've been waiting forever for it. The current Dimmu Borgir ... read more
Posted May 28, 2009, 9:04 p.m.
Moving Mountains' Foreword may only be a four-song EP but they bring everything to the table and showcase their full abilities on this brief piece ... read more
Posted May 27, 2009, 12:42 a.m.
Don't you love finding new punk bands? I sure do, which is why I was stoked to find out about New Jersey's One Win Choice ... read more
Posted May 27, 2009, 12:40 a.m.
Former Scar Symmetry vocalist Christian Älvestam has left said band to focus more on his other project, Miseration. Miseration is also a melodic death metal ... read more
Posted May 22, 2009, 1:07 a.m.
Green Day are at a point in their careers where they can basically do anything. Almost all of their fans from the Gilman Street days ... read more
Posted May 18, 2009, 1:29 a.m.
After landing a million-pound record deal with Warner Bros., a lot of the punks were expecting Gallows' follow-up to Orchestra of Wolves to go in ... read more
Posted May 13, 2009, 12:05 a.m.
Currently on album number twelve, NOFX have become content with a certain sound that seems to represent their careers. That, of course, would be straight-forward ... read more
Posted May 6, 2009, 3:31 p.m.
It didnt take long for Silversun Pickups to become a hit with listeners anywhere. Their debut album, Carnavas, spawned two top-ten singles and their 2009 ... read more
Posted April 29, 2009, 1:02 a.m.
Dude Manor was originally released two years ago on Black Box Recordings in Canada but it's now being re-released on their new label, Adeline Records ... read more
Posted April 21, 2009, 12:45 a.m.
Everyone in the indie music world seems to be aiming for their own distinct sound and the Pennsylvanian quintet Tigers Jaw are just another mere ... read more
Posted April 20, 2009, 12:38 a.m.
Blackened thrash metal has been getting a lot more popular recently with bands like Skeletonwitch and Toxic Holocaust getting more recognition as of late. Like ... read more
Posted April 9, 2009, 11:38 p.m.
It's really hard to place Mastodon into one genre. Yes, they are mainly a metal band but what sub-genre? Sludge metal? Progressive metal? Groove metal? ... read more
Posted March 31, 2009, 4:46 p.m.
Germany's The Blackout Argument are one of the many new hardcore acts being spawned in the scene today. In their short career as a band, ... read more
Posted March 26, 2009, 10:18 p.m.
The Loved Ones' popularity took off quite a bit last year with the release of Build & Burn. This had the band taking a more ... read more
Posted March 24, 2009, 4:37 p.m.
Canadian punk rockers Propagandhi have undergone many changes in the past few years. For one, they now have a second guitarist known as David "The ... read more
Posted March 16, 2009, 3:19 a.m.
Virginia metalheads Lamb of God have been a very inconsistent band as of late. They struck gold six years ago with their sophomore effort, As ... read more
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