LP Review; Grayscale: “Adornment”

“Let it Rain” starts with a rapid instrumental feature that establishes the first solid groove of the album. Once the first vocals of the album are introduced, the instrumental section drops down in intensity to allow the lyrics to shine. The chorus of this selection is quite memorable, which helps to captivate the audience on […]

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Bop Battle; blessthefall: “Awakening” vs “Hollow Bodies”

“Awakening”:  “Awakening” was blessthefall’s  2011 LP release, which took the metal/hardcore scene by storm. The album commences with the connection of tracks one and two (“Awakening” to “Promised Ones”), where the band establishes their characteristic sound with a small introductory track that embodies the title of the album that drives to one of the hard-hitting […]

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My Top Albums of 2017

  “Palisades” by Palisades (Rise Records) This album brings up the rear of the top ten list of 2017 for several reasons. Palisades took a huge risk with this release by completely evolving their characteristic sound that started on “Outcasts” and resonated through “Mind Games”. With that being said, the band was able to mix […]

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