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tētēma – Necroscape / Album Review

Tētēma‘s brilliant Necroscape wows in its artistic complexity. Read our full review below. Mike Patton is an immensely talented dude, but anyone familiar with his work across his numerous bands and projects (and there are a lot…) knows there’s a brand of mercurial eccentricity that he brings to the table no matter what endeavor he’s […]

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Fear Inoculum Review: A New Twist For Tool

After 13 long years, the wait is finally over… but was it worth it? We review Tool’s Fear Inoculum.  Tool’s newest album Fear Inoculum just came out on Friday, August 30. Upon first listening, it felt far different from their past pieces. It’s not necessarily a bad thing but I’m sure it made a handful of die-hard […]

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[Album Review] The Anix – Shadow_Movement

With easily justified comparisons to the likes of early Thirty Seconds to Mars, flavors of Depeche Mode, and a wonderfully prominent influence of The Cure thrown into the mix, The Anix’s own brand of ethereal electronic rock has always seemed a project ultimately finding itself in slightly older roots stylistically. Sure, frontman and sole member […]

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[Album Review] William Ryan Key – Virtue

It’s perhaps too easy to forget that taking steps in the right direction isn’t always the simplest task. There’s a shrewd shred of self-awareness in that knowledge: the realization that maybe it just isn’t going the way you had in mind. Maybe it isn’t going to be okay. But it’s also easy to forget that […]

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[Album Review] Scars on Broadway – Dictator

Let’s take a moment to be completely honest here: we’re probably never getting that sixth System of a Down album. It’s just not happening. If the recent open dispute between lead guitarist/vocalist Daron Malakian and vocalist/keyboardist Serj Tankian has confirmed anything, it’s that there has been an abundance of issues under the surface throughout the […]

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[Album Review] Gorillaz – The Now Now

Who’s ready for a road trip? The new Gorillaz album The Now Now is the perfect soundtrack for travel. One can tell from titles such as “Magic City”, “Lake Zurich”, and “Hollywood” that there is a dedicated focus on adventure for this established British band. Many lyrics speak about being in dazzling or beautiful places, seeing interesting things and […]