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Ministry; AmeriKKKant

Ministry AmeriKKKant Nuclear Blast Records March 8th, 2018

Creating music has always been about making a statement. Whether that statement is about empowering woman, equality for all, or disgust with the current political system, musicians have always used their craft to push the boundaries of how we view the world through their voice. Emotions […]

Tribulation: Down Below

Tribulation Down Below Century Media Records 26 January 2018

Like with so many others, my first introduction to Tribulation was the band’s opening slot for GHOST’s 2016 Black to the Future tour. The best way I can describe Tribulation’s music is “Loud”. They’re not that obnoxious, annoying loud though. They’re the thunderous, pounding through your […]

Asking Alexandria: s/t

Asking Alexandria s/t release Sumerian Records 15 December 2017

For the band’s 6th studio release, and the return of founder and vocalist Danny Worsnop, Asking Alexandria continue to evolve musically and lyrically. While their self-titled release may not be as thrash heavy as their previous release, The Black, with former vocalist Denis Stoff, but the […]

Deuce; Invincible

Deuce Invincible Better Noise Records December 1st, 2017 8/10 rating


Sophomore slump? Fuck that. Currently based in Portland, but not forgetting his City of Angels roots, Deuce’s Invincible is poised to secure his standing as one of the most promising underground rappers currently shredding the genre. The Hollywood Undead founder may […]

The Bloody Beetroots, The Great Electronic Swindle

The Bloody Beetroots The Great Electronic Swindle October 20th, 2017 Last Gang Records 10/10 rating

While I don’t often find myself slipping down the musical rabbit hole, every now and then I try to broaden my horizons with new music. With all the prefabricated ersatz rock anthems, and overtly auto-tuned pop music that […]

Carah Faye; Gold Plated

Carah Faye Charnow Gold Plated October 16th, 2017 9/10 rating https://www.amazon.com/Gold-Plated-Carah-Faye/dp/B0762FGSW5


Hearing new music from one of your favorite musicians is a lot like be reacquainted with an old friend. Like many of her fans, my first introduction to Carah Faye Charnow was with Shiny Toy Guns’ 2006 rerelease of their debut album […]

Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down October 6th, 2018 Loma Vista Recordings – Caroline International 9/10 rating

“A crown of thorns is hard to swallow.”

Here we are on the cusp of the 21st anniversary of Antichrist Superstar, and Marilyn Manson is ready to say 10 with the release of Heaven Upside Down. 21 years. […]

In This Moment: Ritual

In This Moment Ritual Roadrunner Records/Atlantic Records July 21st, 2017 www.inthismomentofficial.com 9/10 rating

Ritual’s opening track, Salvation, is dark and foreboding. Close your eyes and you can see the lightning flash as the thunder cracks. It perfectly leading into Oh Lord. The album’s first single gave us a hint of what to expect from […]

Rammstein, Rammstein: Paris

Rammstein RAMMSTEIN: PARIS Spinefarm Records 19 May 2017

I’ve waited years for a live album like this. Rammstein have been one of my favorite bands for almost 20 years. I was finally lucky enough to have seen the band perform on the 2001 Pledge of Allegiance tour that was co-headlined by System of a Down, […]


3TEETH <shutdown.exe> May 19th, 2017 https://www.facebook.com/3Teeth/ https://3teeth.bandcamp.com/

Bound by flesh. Freed by blood. Los Angeles’ premiere industrial metal band are not taking any downtime since their massive success opening for TOOL in their 2016 U.S. tour. Forget everything you know about industrial music. For the follow up to the band’s 2014 self-titled debut, 3TEETH pushed […]

The Birthday Massacre; Under Your Spell

The Birthday Massacre Under Your Spell June 9th, 2017 Metropolis Records


With the release of Under Your Spell, the band’s 7th full length release since 2002, The Birthday Massacre continue to surpass every expectation their fans may have. How much faith do The Birthday Massacre’s fans have in the band? In June of […]

Amy Lee – Speak To Me

Amy Lee Speak To Me Voice From the Stone Original Soundtrack March 16, 2016

Haunting. As if we should expect anything else from Evanescence’s founder. If we have to wait for new material from Evanescence, Lee’s solo music will tide us by until then. While I did enjoy both the Aftermath soundtrack from 2014, recorded […]

Nine Inch Nails: Not The Actual Events

Nine Inch Nails Not The Actual Events December 23rd, 2016 The Null Corporation Halo 29

Nine Inch Nails’ second EP, following 1992’s Broken, is not for the casual fan. While portions of the album’s 5 tracks give glimpses of the band’s earlier days, overall the album is more subdued. It’s almost like Reznor has run […]

Starset: Vessels

Starset Vessels January 20th, 2017 Razor & Tie Records Revenant Rating: 9/10 Track listing: The Order Satellite Frequency Die For You Ricochet Starlight Into the Unknown Gravity of You Back to the Earth Last to Fall Bringing It Down Unbecoming Monster Telepathic Everglow

I have heard the future of music, and it belongs […]

Korn: The Serenity of Suffering

KORN The Serenity of Suffering October 21, 2016 Roadrunner Records The Serenity of Suffering, produced by the legendary Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), shows that Korn will keep evolving their sound and create music that retains the band’s well earned legacy. The album also features a special guest appearance from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on […]