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Siiickbrain- Ashtray For Your Agony Review

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Review by: Zach Kinney The experimental rock artist Siiickbrain strikes with a brand new EP, Ashtray For Your Agony. The EP features six very unique tracks that try out different styles in each one, while keeping the core feel of their sound. Ashtray For Your Agony is out on Friday, December 10th, so stay tuned and check it out! The opening track, Destructible, starts with lots of reverb over the vocals and a very smooth and clean guitar riff. The drums come in and add more depth, before the bass comes in. The difference here is the bass comes above...

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Don Broco- Amazing Thing Album Review

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by: Brittany Muldoon   British four-piece Don Broco is back with their fourth studio album Amazing Things, and it doesn’t disappoint. They’re known for their experimental nature and their tendency to push boundaries, and they’ve done it again. Amazing Things features metal, rap, electrobeats, and a variety of influences seamlessly fused together to create their killer fourth album.  While originally slated for a 17 September 2021 release, COVID-19-related vinyl delays forced the band to reschedule the release date.  Starting off strong, Don Broco sets the tone for the epic lineup of tracks that follow. Energetic opener “Gumshield” is arguably one...

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Thrice- Horizons/East Review

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Review by: Zach Kinney The Californian rock band Thrice, returns with their eleventh studio album, Horizons/East! This album is set to hit the shelves on September 17th, so make sure to drop some pre-orders! The opening track, Color of the Sky, begins with a wave effect panned right, with a synth coming in on the left side. Together it creates a feeling of a full circle. Dustin comes in with a low vocal line, at a calm, almost whisper tone. The drums pop in with keeping the beat, at around 40 seconds, and coming full force with the bass at 1:08....

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SHANE ARCHER REED Releases Dynamically Explosive 'Mirror on The Wall' - Review by Jakob Sanchez

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SHANE ARCHER REED Releases Dynamically Explosive 'Mirror on The Wall' (Reviewed by Jakob Sanchez)Insomnia lurks in every corner of Mirror on the Wall, the latest album from Upstate New York rock musician Shane Archer Reed. The centerpiece of the record is track seven, Man on the Moon, a song all about said subject. All of the album’s themes of loneliness, regret, and a wanting to return to the childlike feeling of being carefree are in this track: on an isolated, sleepless night. The twinkling piano scattered all throughout the song gives it a feeling of a lullaby- even telling a...

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Artifical EP Review

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The World Over returns with their fourth hard hitting EP! These 4 tracks are a perfect mix of heaviness and beautiful grace, perfect to blast no matter the mood. The Artificial EP is coming to a sound system near you on August 11th, so get ready.  The opening track, Bittersweet begins with a stereophonic guitar riff starting with a measure in the left channel, and then a measure in the right channel, keeping you on your toes. Immediately after, vocals lead into the rest of the band's entrance, with hard hitting drums and a groovy bass line. Tiaday’s vocals move...

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