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BEARTOOTH Get Raw & Heavy With 'Devastation' - Review

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Recap by Sarah Tijan   BEARTOOTH Get Raw & Heavy With Devastation (Review)   BEARTOOTH, who released their latest album DISEASE on September 28, 2018 with Red Bull Records, had been teasing us of new music to come- and then dropped Devastation giving us a desire to want more. Devastation is pure and true BEARTOOTH at its finest. It's head-banging gold that is undoubtedly mosh pit worthy.     BEARTOOTH's first release of 2021 does not let fans down.  Devastation is everything you would expect and want from BEARTOOTH and more. It's unexpected, yet works. It's heavy and raw with powerful vocals, all the while staying expressive through the guitars. Devastation gives fans...

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RISE AGAINST Speak Out With New Single 'NOWHERE GENERATION' - Review

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Recap by Sarah Tijan   RISE AGAINST Speak Out With New Single  'NOWHERE GENERATION'  (Review)     March 26, 2021  -  RISE AGAINST have released their latest single, the title track off their upcoming ninth album NOWHERE GENERATION. Yet another one from the Chicago punk rock verterans that hits home. Nowhere Generation can sum up, and probably does for metal fans everywhere, what life is like when we stand out, or are different. Our music tastes vary greatly from what is considered normal, there are those of us that don’t follow the rules; living outside the box, living differently and happy with what we...

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LUNGBUSTER Remind Us To Never Regret Falling in Love with 'More'

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LUNGBUSTER Remind Us To Never Regret Falling in Love with 'More' (Review)     LUNGBUSTER released the song More on February 12, 2021, a Valentine's Day gift to the fans. To be honest, being as this is not a typical genre or style we typically dive into, we went in with an open mind giving it a fair chance, as all music deserves to be listened to. The sound and the vocals grew, and to be honest, turns out it’s a style that could be identified with, if heard by so many. Once getting through the initial difference in sound, the lyrics resonated and...

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ARENA Honors Van Halen with 'Dreams' Cover

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Recap by Sarah Tijan   ARENA Honors Van Halen with Dreams Cover  (Review)   What makes any rendition of a classic a good cover of a song? Copying the artist, or taking the song and honoring the artist while making it your own? We prefer the latter. ARENA recently covered Van Halen's "Dreams", and it is perfect. You can hear the influence of Van Halen in the playing but they make it their own and create a whole new song from it. A song that could set them apart in the covers game.  ARENA takes the song and makes it fresh and new. Not...

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THE RUMOURS Take No Prisoners with 'Take Me Shake Me'

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Recap by Sarah Tijan   THE RUMOURS Take No Prisoners with 'Take Me Shake Me'    Waterloo, Iowa is one lucky area-home of the loud, take no prisoners rock and roll band THE RUMOURS who released their latest single, Take Me Shake Me, off the album Suck It. From the very first chord of the song, we couldn’t get enough of! Take Me Shake Me is everything you want and expect from rock and roll; add in the splash of punk, and it is a complete track worth checking out.   Take me Shake Me holds up to the music in the...

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