Monthly Archives: March 2017

Crakow – “Crakow” EP

With 8 songs at 22 minutes long, the self titled EP from Crakow is pretty much what you’d think. Each song is fairly short. I have no issues with short songs if something can develop. The problem for Crakow is … Continue reading

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Damnations Day – “A World Awakens”

I was very impressed with the debut album by Australians Damnations Day, “Invisible, the Dead.” You could sense the vast potential of this band. The only thing they were “guilty” of, like many young bands, is trying to do EVERYTHING … Continue reading

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Without Waves – “Lunar”

Somewhere between order and chaos, you will find the latest album by Chicago’s Without Waves, “Lunar.” The album changes quite regularly from chaotic math metal like you’d hear from Converge or even the Dillinger Escape Plan to a more ethereal, … Continue reading

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Silegrail – “Silegrail”

When you have the kind of talent that Czech band Silegrail have, it’s very hard to resist not doing EVERYTHING that you can do on your first album. So yes, forgive these guys for all out, over the top, all … Continue reading

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Vangough – “Warpaint”

Clay Withrow is a very talented guy. He is the mastermind behind the band Vangough. He also filled in for Daniel Gildenlöw in Pain of Salvation in 2014 while Gildenlöw was battling Necreotising Fasciitis. Vangough is back with “Warpaint” and … Continue reading

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Sleeping in Traffic – “Feminism”

Despite their name, Sleeping in Traffic sound nothing like Beardfish. Rather this Edmonton, Alberta band sound more like their fellow countrymen Protest the Hero, albeit with a sax in the mix of things. Their overall style is the same careening … Continue reading

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