'Elasticity' is a good mix of Serj Tankian’s signature vocal wails and captivating yet intriguing lyrics, as well as sounds you’d expect from both his usual solo material and System of a Down.
Spanning two albums over two days, the recent live streamed shows by Norwegian prog masters Leprous were a great reminder of what concert life was like before the pandemic, while also acting as a first opportunity for many fans to witness the band’s latest album, 'Pitfalls', being played live, in its entirety.
In the end, 'Dark & Beautiful Secrets' is a great third step in Normandie’s overall discography, as aside from a tracklist which could be more cohesive, it’s got everything going for it to be classed as one of the great alternative albums of 2021.
While it doesn’t tread too much into new sonic territories, 'Who Am I?', the new album by Manchester-based indie band Pale Waves, is an adequate follow-up to their debut album, 'My Mind Makes Noises', acting as the yin to its yang.
We’re one year into a global pandemic (because one just *has* to strike every century, apparently), and we’ve begun to see more and more online shows. One could say that they’ve become all the rage in the industry, and these guys know it, because aside from being a three-part series, these new livestreams by Silverstein feature a highly outlandish storyline that makes everything truly… 'Out of This World' (*ba-dum-tshh*) - sorry, we couldn’t help it.
AVATAR kicked off their four-part live stream concert series last weekend with the Age of Dreams. Performing their latest album 'Hunter Gatherer' in full alongside some of their biggest hits, the show was complemented by incredible visuals. Find out what we thought of the performance here.
During 'Tree City Sessions Volume 2', Dance Gavin Dance put on a show that was highly entertaining to watch, with a setlist that appealed to everyone (and was voted by fans, too) in a breathtaking venue, in the form of the Sacramento Tower Bridge. Oh, and they live streamed it for everyone to watch. Here’s our review!
Deftones’ 'Black Stallion' feels like it had a bar that was set so high for itself, that it simply doesn’t manage to break it. Even so, with so many approaches and such a variety of sounds and soundscapes, there’s bound to be something here for everyone to enjoy.
“It starts with one”. Those four words, accompanied by the iconic keyboard intro, make up what is arguably one of the greatest and most well-known moments in metal since the turn of the millennium. Joined by three other singles, 'In The End' helped in making 'Hybrid Theory' the legendary debut album we know it is today.
While it does show off his personality and wide musical taste, and though it contains some diamonds hidden in the rough, 'CMFT' is a disappointing, middle-of-the-road debut offering from Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman, Corey Taylor.