Reviews

9 Left Dead, ‘The Wrong Things’ – Album Review

Amber, Okla.-based hard rock band 9 Left Dead drop their debut album, The Wrong Things, Tuesday (Sept. 27) on Dirtbag (via Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group).
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Posted 25 Sep 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock | 0 Comments

Kyng ‘Trampled Sun’ is Timeless Metal – Album Review

Los Angeles’ Kyng know how to make heavy metal soar and roar. On the band’s debut album, Trampled Sun, singer and guitarist Eddie Veliz, bass player Tony Castaneda and drummer Pepe Clarke present close to one hour of timeless-sounding metal that signals their arrival in the heavy music big leagues.
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Posted 21 Sep 2011 | Metal, Music, Reviews | 0 Comments

Evanescence ‘What You Want’ Video Roars – Video Review [Watch]

After weeks of teasing from the Evanescence camp, Amy Lee and company have finally released the full music video for, “What You Want,” the debut single off the goth-pop band’s forthcoming, self-titled release, out Oct. 11 on Wind-Up Records. The video brings a ferocious blast of hard rock, with the band playing a powerful, grinding show inside a sweltering Brooklyn warehouse and Lee jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Posted 13 Sep 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock, Videos | 0 Comments

The Devil Wears Prada ‘Dead Throne’ is an Ambush of Sound – Album Review

By fusing the finest elements of American metal-core and European melodic metal, Dayton, Ohio’s the Devil Wears Prada are living the heavy music dream: delivering metal with a slight facelift to the next generation of headbangers. To do this, the guys have depended on pieces with real substance, not a manufactured, glossy image or facade. On the band’s latest exertion, Dead Throne (out Sept. 13), they continue with their distinct songwriting and tactful balance between melody and aggressiveness from the onset, with fast-paced, ear-bleeding openers “Dead Throne” and “Untidaled.”
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Staind ‘Not Again’ Brings Bleak, Heavy Quality – Video Review [Watch]

Staind’s new single, “Not Again,” off their upcoming self-titled album (out Sept. 13) is up to No. 4 on the active rock chart, and climbing. Now, the guys have released the official music video, and it’s a simple, wistful collection of shots of the band performing live in a post-apocalyptic, industrial wasteland, solely focusing on the band’s ability to deliver a heavy, live presentation. Watch the video, here.
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Posted 01 Sep 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock, Videos | 0 Comments

Switchfoot ‘Dark Horses’ is a Rock Anthem – Song Review [Audio]

Switchfoot are on a lifelong quest to find meaning and hope in a challenging world, and on “Dark Horses,” the band’s debut single off Vice Verses (out Sept. 27), that pursuit meshes with catchy hooks and pop-rock rhythms that are buoyant and memorable.
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Pop Evil ‘Monster You Made’ Proves Timeless – Song Review [Audio]

Every great rock band will eventually write their benchmark ballad. It’s the timeless song that carries a deep meaning to the band and that strikes a profound chord with fans of the past, present and future. For Grand Rapids-based rockers Pop Evil, that track could quite possibly be their latest single, “Monster You Made,” off this year’s, War of Angels, album.
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Posted 26 Aug 2011 | Music, Reviews, Rock | 0 Comments
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