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Syrens with Bryce

The name of the band Syrens, is interesting to say the least and sounds as if there is a story behind it. Where did the name come from and what is the story? The name is meant as a humbling name. We had another name previous to Syrens, and we …

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Whisteria Cottage “Heathen”

Whisteria Cottage is a band in a somewhat overpopulated scene, deathcore. Since bands like Suicide Silence, Job for a Cowboy and Whitechapel took off so did 3000 start up bands that want to be ANGRY, ANGRY and more ANGRY. The more chugga and grunts the better. Well this scene, to …

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Best of 2008 – DonnieCake Style

Medeia - Cult

Well I must agree with Robby on this one, year 2008 was a pretty un-stellar year in the world of metal/hardcore/punk. With few notable releases it truly made the good stand out and the bad completely suck. My top ten is comprised of a few different genres and all of …

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Protest The Hero “Fortress”

Protest the Hero - Fortress

“Hot damn! If you truly want your face melted off, you need to pick up Protest’s new mind blowing album!” A comment from one of my very close friends that almost promises a spectacular album. That album being Fortress by Protest The Hero. With their sophomore effort, PTH doesn’t hesitate …

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From A Second Story Window “Conversations”

From a Second Story Window - Conversations

Ahh yes, a new album from the beloved ‘From A Second Story Window’. Anyone who didn’t appreciate or like “Delenda” is pretty much a fool. Anyways, rumors speculated around at this years metalfest (New England) that when they didn’t show they broke up (scary stuff). Although it looks good to …

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10 Worst Metal/Hardcore/Punk Videos of All Time

10. New Found Glory “Kiss Me”Well I don’t really know the point of covering this song or the point of making it a music video. I do actually like New Found Glory but this video is tough to watch. Its like watching a gay pillow fight, but with 1 guy …

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Best of 2007 – DonnieCake Style

Between the Buried and Me

2007 for me was a year of new turning points in music all together. You saw the fad of metalcore steady out and more bands rising out of that thankfully, with new rhythms and a better direction. The metal world grew for the better this year, unlike in 2006 I …

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Thy Will Be Done “Was And Is To Come”

Overlooking the smaller, more commonly unknown band is somewhat of a typical occurrence. Generally, local acts are copycat crap that, well, nicely said should stay underground. Obviously the small cases of some of these bands that succeed deserve it, most do not and some still go unnoticed. In comes a …

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Demon Hunter “Storm the Gates of Hell”

Demon Hunter - Storm the Gates of Hell

Demon Hunter is back yet again with another Christian metalcore album for tons of fans who have been waiting. Formed around 2002, they have brought their fans a steady flow of Christian metal. However, they have also steadily gotten softer and more rock influenced over the years. With their fourth …

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