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Saints Among Us Talk Mental Health Awareness With Single "Hallucination" - Review

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Review by Jakob Sanchez    Saints Among Us Talk Mental Health Awareness With Single "Hallucination" - Review “Hallucinations” is the latest single from South Yorkshire metalcore band SAINTS AMONG US. The band’s manifesto is that of raising mental health awareness through their lyrics, as the song is about mental health issues; namely OCD, anxiety, and depression. Lead vocalist Maddy sings in a glitchy, scattered rhythm that matches the icy and cold drum machine and production of the verses. The song’s narrator, accentuated by the music video, is fighting off these demons that are keeping her awake as she is trying...

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SHANE ARCHER REED - "Moving Mountains (Dammit I'm Trying)" (Single Review)

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Review by Jakob Sanchez   SHANE ARCHER REED  -  "Moving Mountains (Dammit I'm Trying)" (Single Review)   The song is called “Moving Mountains” by Oneida, New York artist Shane Archer Reed, and it has mountainous, titanic ambitions. From the catchy, classic rock-esque guitar lick at the front and center of the mix, to the booming, pummeling drum fills that are scattered throughout the track’s chorus, to the song’s music video featuring Shane playing lead guitar on the top of a mountain; showcasing he wants his music to be heard all around the world.Shane’s lyrics focus on the amount of hardships and pain...

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REVIEW: NEVER LOVED Goes All Rick & Morty With Full-Length Album "Over It"

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NEVER LOVED Goes All Rick & Morty With Full-Length Album Over It Cameron Knopp, Jay Gayoso, and Kevin Blackburn, or better known as South Florida's NEVER LOVED. On May 14th the group released their debut full-length album Over It via Equal Vision Records; the follow up to their 2019 EP Never Loved. NEVER LOVED’s new album Over It kicks off with the upbeat, alternative punk-rock track that follows somebody who is stuck in their bed wishing they were dead, proclaiming they are just simply over it. This track absolutely encapsulates the tone for the remainder of this 13-track modern, to-be-classic album. Full...

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SHANE ARCHER REED Releases Raw, Vulnerable New Track 'Moving Mountains (Dammit I'm Trying)'

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SHANE ARCHER REED Releases Raw, Vulnerable Moving Mountains (Dammit I'm Trying)   April 16, 2021 -  Oneida, NY -  Oneida's own SHANE ARCHER REED brings you an existential track that will grab you firmly by your shoulders, embrace your inner being, and scream out all the thoughts in your head. SHANE ARCHER REED, who just recently signed to Curtain Call Records, brings to you his new single Moving Mountains (Dammit I'm Trying), off of his upcoming third album Mirror On The Wall. Watch the music video for Moving Mountains (Dammit I'm Trying) here. SHANE ARCHER REED is determined to make his mark on this world with his intensely honest and identifiable lyrics coupled with his dynamic vocals,...

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Velvet Skyline Release New LP "What We Have In Common"

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Velvet Skyline Release New LP "What We Have In Common"   Photo: Faith Alesia Alvarez    VICTORIA, TX | FEBRUARY 5th, 2021 - Alternative rock band Velvet Skyline have released their new LP "What We Have In Common," available on all digital platforms NOW. The album's lead single "Circles" (released in January) ushered in the progressive and grunge influenced sound of the album. Led by lead vocalist Taylor Seerden, the quartet is full of fresh, youthful, punky energy. The entirety of the LP takes listeners on an emotional journey, telling an edged-out coming of age story through punk production. A bold and brave...

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