Category: Album Reviews 2016

Upon A Burning Body – Straight From The Barrio

  Track Listing: ‘Til The Break Of Dawn Already Broken You Don’t Own Me Media Blackout B.M.F. Straight From The Barrio (210) Leave The Pain Behind Walk Alone Again Fake Plastic Smile D.T.A. (Don’t Trust Anyone) The Outcast My Distorted Reflection   Evolving musically is a key element to succeeding in today’s scene. Bands who […]

Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

  Allegaeon’s Proponent for Sentience is nothing short of absolutely crushing and certainly keeping form with their own unique brand of “Science-Core,” utilizing the now popular math metal style and molding it with the undervalued black/melodic-death/thrash style that is making bands such as Allegaeon, Skeletonwitch, Black Fast and others so entertaining to listen to as […]

Whitechapel – Mark Of The Blade

Tracklist: The Void Mark of the Blade Elitist Ones Bring Me Home Tremors A Killing Industry Tormented Brotherhood Dwell in the Shadows Venomous Decennium   Whitechapel are back with their 6th dose of brutal heavy ass kicking with Mark of the Blade. And yes as you’ve heard by now there is *gasp* clean singing. I’ll […]

Pierce The Veil – Misadventures

Track Listing: Dive In Texas Is Forever The Divine Zero Floral & Fading Phantom Power and Ludicrous Speed Circles Today I Saw the Whole World Gold Medal Ribbon Bedless Sambuka Song For Isabelle   Pierce the Veil’s 4th album has been something talked about in hush and worried tones for quite some time now, but […]

Hatebreed – The Concrete Confessional

Track listing A.D. Looking Down The Barrel Of Today Seven Enemies In The Walls From The Grace We’ve Fallen Us Against Us Something’s Off Remember When Slaughtered In Their Dream The Apex Within Walking The Knife Dissonance Serve Your Masters   There is the old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. This is […]

Avatar – Feathers & Flesh

Track Listing: Regret House of Eternal Hunt The Eagle Has Landed New Land Tooth, Beak & Claw For The Swarm Fiddler’s Farewell One More Hill Black Waters Night Never Ending Pray The Sun Away When The Snow Lies Red Raven White Sky Burial   Ladies & gentlemen, boys and girls it’s time to take your […]

Misamore – Monolith

Track Listing Blister Choose Cassiopeia Calligraphy Dark Room Long Way Through Bloody Mary Monolith Circa Nema Nine Eyes   Emerging out of the Sacramento, CA local music scene is hard rocking trio Misamore, with their new full length album Monolith.  Building off their strong debut album, Horizon, band members Josh, Mike and Ryan all bring their […]

Darkness Divided – Darkness Divided

Track listing: The Point Of No Return Back Breaker A Life That Binds Wake Of The End Misery Deceiver From Dust To Stone The Answer Deliverance Mirror Of Death The End Of It All   As the saying goes “Everything is bigger in Texas”. San Antonio’s Darkness Divided aim to bring the art of metalcore […]

Devildriver – Trust No One

Track Listing: Testimony Of Truth Bad Deeds My Night Sky This Deception Above It All Daybreak Trust No One Feeling Ungodly Retribution For What Its Worth   The clouds are not just over California this time around, as the storm called Devildriver is on the forecast. Bringing their 7th album packed full of their signature groove metal […]

Lines In The Sky – Parallel Travel

Before I ever even knew the music of Rush, I wasn’t a fan. It was no fault of their own. I place the blame on a college roommate that spent our entire freshman year learning how to play guitar to “Tom Sawyer.” What started as sloppy chord work in the fall became a choppy, high-pitched […]

The Word Alive – Dark Matter

Track Listing: Dreamer Trapped Face to Face Sellout Insane Made This Way Suffocating Piece of Me Branded Grunge Dark Matter Oxy   Once I heard the single, “Trapped”, I was hooked, and like many of you, eagerly awaiting the release of “Dark Matter”, the latest album by The Word Alive.   The sound is very different from […]

Movements – Outgrown Things

Track Listing Kept Nineteen Worst Wishes Hatchet Vacant Homes Losing Fight Sounding more like Seattle, but coming from Southern California, the 4-piece band Movements have marked their place with their debut EP Outgrown Things.  Poignant lyrics, that come across more as spoken word poetry at times, paired with haunting guitar riffs and powerful drums that […]

Tonight Alive – Limitless

Circle Pit Review Reviewers: Mark & Tiffanee Mark & Tiffanee discuss the latest album from Tonight Alive, Limitless, and take it into a circlepit review. Listen below to see their thoughts :   Track Listing: To Be Free Oxygen Human Interaction Drive How Does It Feel Waves Everywhere Power of One I Defy We Are […]

Colours – Ivory

At the height of the compact disc era, the first rule of any debut album was to feature compelling cover art. This didn’t mean just slapping some eye-catching image on the front, but rather visually representing the music inside. I often used this rule as my sole criteria for determining whether the disc was coming […]

The White Noise – Aren’t You Glad?

  Track Listing: The Doctor Will See You Now Bloom Picture Day Red Eye Lids Brainwashed Cosmopolitician   The first time I heard The White Noise was through a friend, and I instantly fell in love after hearing just their debut song.  There was something about the mixture of hard and clean vocals, the in-your-face […]

After The Burial – Dig Deep

  Track Listing: Collapse Lost in the Static Mire Deluge Laurentian Ghosts Heavy Lies the Ground Catacombs The Endless March Sway of the Break   Often it is said that in the wake of chaos and tragedy that one can become stronger and better. This is the test that was facing Minneapolis’ After the Burial with the tragic […]

Fleshgod Apocalypse – King

Track Listing: Marche Royale In Aeternum Healing Through War The Fool Cold as Perfection Mitra Paramour (Die Leidenschaft Bringt Leiden) And The Vulture Beholds Gravity A Million Deaths Syphilis King   I was first introduced to Italian symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse about 5 years ago when they came through town as part of the Summer […]

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