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Latest Reviews - April 19, 2014
Weinland
(Los Processaur)
2012
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Folk Rock
Sounds Like: Jayhawks, Wilco, The Wallflowers
Weinland, a five piece band hailing from Portland Oregon, have a very authentic vibe which ages quite well over multiple listens. Lead singer Adam Shearer has a very rich, warm and infectious vocal style that will intrigue you as you progress through your first listen of Los Processaur. The... Full Review and Video Clip
Filaments
(Land of Lions)
2013
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Ska, Punk, Hardcore
Sounds Like: Operation Ivy, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys
We have been noticing a resurrection in the ska/punk genre in the UK recently and The Filaments, a six-piece from Essex are one of the bands paving the way for this resurgence. The Filaments released a couple albums and split EPs between 2002 and 2007 before going on hiatus. They returned in 2013 in... Full Review and Video Clip
Oranssi Pazuzu
(Valonielu)
2013
Staff Rating: Crank this to 9 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre: Psychedelic black metal
Sounds Like: Sigh, Minisrty, UFOMAMMUT
A new sub-genre of Black metal has been lurking around for some time now and it’s known as Psychedelic black metal and one of its front-runners is Oranssi Pazuzu. This band from Finland, do not make it easy for us to categorize them, therefore peaking our interest, as the term psychedelic seem... Full Review and Video Clip
Spiritual Rez
(The Nexus)
2010
Staff Rating: Crank this to 7 of 11
Genre: Reggae, Alternative
Sounds Like: Wailing Souls, Jimmy Cliff, Sublime
This seven-piece Boston based band features bright reggae with subtle ska undertones. "The Nexus."  is the bands' second album that features thirteen tracks fueled by positive lyrics and solid musicianship throughout. The production is very clean and balanced, offering a vibrant headphone exper... Full Review and Video Clip
Killcode
(ST)
2013
Staff Rating: Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Alternative metal
Sounds Like: Disturbed, Godsmack, Seether
Straight out of New York City we welcome Killcode, an alternative metal band that seem to be picking up some recognition. In their newest self-titled release, they bring down some heavy, groovy metal. This well produced album is filled with crunchy, tasty guitar licks as well as some well-timed acou... Full Review and Video Clip
Benny Diction and Able8
(Life Moves)
2013
Staff Rating: Turn this to 5.5 of 11
Genre: Hip Hop, Rap, Jazz
Sounds Like: Jurassic 5, A Tribe Called Quest, Tricky
Tricky meets Tribe Called Quest?... not quite, but there are elements of each that Benny Diction and Able8 meld into their own. A collaboration between two obscure artists native of England and Australia. Infused with smooth jazz hooks and impressive rhyme flow, Life Moves has a fair amount... Full Review and Video Clip
Totem Skin
(Still Waters Run Deep)
2013
Staff Rating: Turn this to 6.5 of 11
Genre: Grindcore, Metal
Sounds Like: Dillinger Escape Plan, Neurosis
Totem Skin thrive off dramatic contrast between their highs and lows. The dual vocals are excruciatingly abrasive at their high register making for much drama when they slow things down. The six piece band hailing from Sweden evoke some terrific moments with their dynamic contrasts. Particularly at ... Full Review and Video Clip
The Memory Band
(On The Chalk "Our Navigation Of The Line of The Downs")
2013
Staff Rating: Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Folk, Ambient, Jazz
Sounds Like: Junip, Tunng
The Memory Band is an English folk group that was developed in 2003 by musician and songwriter Stephen Cracknell. His project consists of various artists throughout the years and has put out four albums to date. The previous albums are more traditional in the sense of folk music; they are very compe... Full Review and Video Clip
Sky Architect
(A Billion Years of Solitude )
2013
Staff Rating: Crank this to 7.5 of 11
Genre: Progressive rock
Sounds Like: Dream Theatre, Porcupine Tree, King Crimson
Sky Architect is a five piece band hailing from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their third release, A Billion Years of Solitude, is a well crafted complex progressive record. The first track, "The Curious One" is an 18-minute opener where the band throws in everything but the kitchen sink. The tra... Full Review and Video Clip
Coma Wall
(Wood and Wire)
2013
Staff Rating: Crank this to 8 of 11
Genre: Doom folk
Sounds Like: Acid King, Earth, Windhand
Since this is a split EP, we are focusing our energy on Coma Wall, but in order to get there we must give a brief history of how the band came to form. Undersmile is a doom sludge band formed in 2009 out of Oxford, England and have released an EP, A Sea of Dead Snakes and their debut album ... Full Review and Video Clip
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