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Ace Augustine “The Absolute”

Some albums sound really promising on their first listen, but on subsequent spins you start to notice your enthusiasm waning.  I have encountered many releases that fit into this category, and it’s always a bit disappointing when it happens.  On one hand, you really recognize the talent that a band …

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GlassJAw “Coloring Book EP”

GlassJAw, no stranger to frequent line up changes, is truly a diamond in the rough in the world of post-rock.  GlassJAw are the masters of making sweet, sweet music out of the most painful, cacophonic sounds and turning them into some seriously interesting music.  All through their career, GlassJAw’s production …

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Darkest Hour “The Human Romance”

Darkest Hour are a melodic death metal band based out of Washington, D.C. I hear some death metal influence, but I hear a lot more melodic death on this album than the last, which is not necessarily a bad thing, and considering the last album it’s probably a good move. …

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The Warriors “See How You Are”

clink, clink, clink… warriors, come out to play-a… clink, clink, clink… warriors, come out to play-a… The Warriors are a hardcore, punk/rock band with a definite pre-metalcore sound. If you are bored with post punk and find metalcore tedious The Warriors may be the cure for that situation. The fifth …

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What’s Left Of Her “Perceptions”

What's Left Of Her - Perceptions

“Never judge a book by its cover”… or title, for that matter.  When I received What’s Left Of Her’s debut album Perceptions, I went into an immediate face palm – a band name like that raised all kinds of red flags.  Still, I soldiered on with the review, and I’m …

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DevilDriver “Beast”

I’m going to go against the trend I’ve seen in reviews of Beast and say that even though Beast may be harder, heavier, and faster for DevilDriver it stills falls short of what could be called “extreme” metal. Beast is a bit more aggressive than Pray for Villains and The …

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Dreamshade “What Silence Hides”

Ever since I was introduced to the Gothenburg metal scene about 12 or 13 years ago, I have been in love with melodic death metal.  Bands like At The Gates, Dark Tranquility, Children Of Bodom, and In Flames were staples of my musical diet during my high school years, so …

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Neuraxis “Asylon”

It may be difficult to tell exactly who is in the band Neuraxis at this point, but it’s never difficult to tell when you are hearing Neuraxis.  Despite lineup changes that would have ended other bands faster than the Grammy’s turned up the “suck” knob, Neuraxis carries on and maintains …

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