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[Album Review] A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant

It starts slowly. A swell of thousands of excited voices in unison, then quelled gently by Maynard’s solitary introductory vocal, “from dehumanization to arms production, we hasten this nation towards its destruction.” A sweetly sinister music box melody and Billy Howerdel’s moody guitar work, it’s already enough; the audience’s attention is entranced in anticipation, the intimacy […]

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[Album Review] Tinashe – Joyride

Joyride is an album that has been affected by numerous setbacks. The project was first announced in 2015, later being promised to appear in the balmy months of both 2016 and 2017, with nothing but scattered singles to show for it. It’s been 4 years since Tinashe’s debut album, but it still seems like she’s a […]

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[Album Review] Ledger – Ledger EP

Getting dropped in the deep end of joining an established popular act and being expected to keep pace while having suddenly made it big very, very quickly, can probably be figuratively compared to being hit with the force of a freight train. Having relocated to the US at the age of 16, and initially filling the role […]

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[Album Review] Scandroid – Dreams in Monochrome

From Take It & Break It Vol. 1-3, through to The Complete Cellout and Space & Time (Expansion), Klayton (known more commonly under Celldweller, Circle of Dust or Scandroid) has always been rather enthusiastic towards the idea of a damn good fun remix album. Perhaps due to how openly electronic rock lends itself to being […]

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Breaking Benjamin – Ember (2018): Still Burning Brightly

Any mid-2000s, hard rock fan probably can’t help but remember Breaking Benjamin. A decade ago, Breaking Benjamin’s third studio effort, Phobia, stood as a near-perfect representation of exactly what radio friendly post-grunge could aspire to be. With massive drop tuned guitar riffs, blasting percussion work, and Benjamin Burnley’s signature guttural growls and cathartic lyricism, it […]

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[Single Review] Mike Shinoda – Crossing a Line

Fresh off of the still spinning wheels of January’s Post Traumatic EP, by Mike Shinoda, which was the songwriter and vocalist’s first solo release underneath his own name (separate from Fort Minor), the established vocalist/multi-instrumentalist has just announced his first complete solo album, Post Traumatic. Along with the announcement of Post Traumatic Mike Shinoda has […]

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[Album Review] Rich The Kid – The World Is Yours

The World Is Yours is Rich The Kid’s debut album. The 14-track debut project includes features from top artists in the industry like: Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Future, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, Quavo, Khalid, Offset, and Swae Lee. For the production, he also recruited high-profile producers like: Harry Fraud, Metro Boomin, Wondagurl, T-minus, and DJ […]