Augury: Concealed

Sometimes bands are just absurdly good at what they do. Augury are that sort of band. The first song “Beatus” has so many riffs that you could design an album just on all the melodies in this one song. The ...
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Lelia Broussard: A Terse Masquerade

Lelia Broussard’s music has a confessional quality, it’s like she has so much to say, but only so much track time. Her style is punctuated by feel good groves with her crystalline voice on top of it all to crea...

Bayside: Killing Time

Fun extract, taken from the veins of young children, is an apt way to describe this. It’s a very lively release in a way that most albums can never touch. The guitars, bass, drums and vocals give off an und...
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Arbouretum: A Lonely Mile

Storytelling is a long forgotten and neglected element in lyricism. Everyone loves those streams of non-sequiturs that form some of the most memorable songs, but who can deny the power of a story woven into the...

A Skylit Drive: Identity On Fire

High-pitched male singer? Check. Brutal growls? Check. Random Electronic/Glitch? Check. Melodic classical parts? Also check. Originality? Nope. We’ve all heard this album before. I often wonder why they ...

Immolate: Ruminate

Music has been getting dirtier and dirtier over the past decade and I have absolutely no complaints about this progression in aesthetics. The first track on this album is probably the least confident, yet m...
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Jolly: Indecipherable Depths

The mercurial melodies of progressive/experimental outfit Jolly are to be savored. Their sound is as though Radiohead decided to ditch their indie leanings in favor of a heavier sound. Mysterious piano parts an...