The melodic punk veterans cast their technical prowess aside to unearth a refreshing, stripped down sound on their new EP, Black Out the Sky.
You've fallen asleep and have awoken in 2006. You turn on the radio and the first thing you hear is "Misery" by Creeper. You sign into MySpace and see they're touring in direct support of My Chemical Romance's Black Parade tour and mark it off on your calendar... then you really awake, and ah fuck. Alas, it's 2017!
Ukrainian black metal band White Ward's debut album, Futility Report, is an eclectic exercise in what's possible to accomplish under the black metal umbrella.
Prima Donna appropriately and adequately bridges the stylistic gap between preceding album Summertime '06 and the follow-up LP to this EP, Big Fish Theory.
STN MTN is a mixtape that contains several firsts for Gambino. It's a concept mixtape where Glover is asleep dreaming he "ran Atlanta", with songs based off mostly early-to-mid 2000's southern hip hop. The mixtape ends with Glover awaking from this dream on the Hawaiian island, Kauai.
The Los Angeles based trio transcends the stale, reserved boundaries of alternative rock with their warm, dynamic, hook-soaked full-length album, Chrome Neon Jesus.
By the time of Childish Gambino's debut EP in 2011, pretty much all the elements that make him great are already there - great lyrics and word play; generally soft and emotive, feelsy rap, though sometimes high energy with more stereotypical boastful and clever lyrics... really, it sounds exactly like Camp.
Missing the heaviness Opeth's older sound? Black Crown Initiate has the cure. Their stunning debut EP Song of the Crippled Bull is four tracks of exemplary sometimes melodic, often brutal, technical death metal.
b&b consists of non-stop sad-happy, chill trap beats, pitch-corrected vocals, and archetypal modern rap styling's. The baseline quality isn't too low however, but at 64-min's, overstays its welcome.
Right off the bat, one is stricken by the abrasiveness of the synth parts, the distorted drums, and the abrupt shifts in sound and style. This album sounds like commercial appeal was one of the last things on Ye's mind. A truly bold move for such a high-profile artist.
In A Poem Unlimited, loosely built around a framework of experimental electro-pop, covers an astonishing amount of ground during the course of its 11 tracks. The album frequently steps outside even these loose bounds though, drawing direct influence from several decades of musical movements.
Release Date: 4/6/18 This is a new low point for the SoundCloud Trap sub-genre. Absolutely unbearably indescribably awful. Lil Xan's voice is highly irritating, the hooks are hyper-repetitive, the beats are generic, and at a run time of 43:24 it overstays its welcome by a long shot. It's difficult to tell from my reviews thus …