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10. Sun Kil Moon – Benji Official Site // Spotify // Facebook Carissa Stream: ‘Carissa’ (6:55) The fact Mark Kozelek’s “dispute” with The War on Drugs has overshadowed Benji in press coverage speaks volumes for how fucking stupid it was, but at least it proved Mark doesn’t hold anything back. When he spends an album […]

30. La Dispute – Rooms Of The House Official Site // Spotify // Facebook Woman (Reading) Stream: ‘Woman (Reading)’ (3:30) La Dispute’s third full length release sees the bands continually shying away from their flashy post hardcore roots, instead focusing on cohesiveness, both musically and lyrically. And while Rooms of the House has been met […]

50. Gates – Bloom And Breathe Official Site // Spotify // Facebook Not My Blood Stream: ‘Not My Blood’ (5:56) Many have taken to calling Gates “Thrice with post rock”, which, while meant as a compliment in most cases, does a massive disservice to what they’ve created with Bloom and Breathe.  Gates have crafted a […]

10. Cult Leader – Nothing For Us Here Official Site // Spotify // Facebook Skin Crawler Stream: ‘Skin Crawler’ (2:52) What happens when your lead singer is accused of a heinous crime and the event begins to overshadow your music and message? It was quite simple for the remaining members of Gaza as they moved […]

50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 10. Touche Amore – Is Survived By [Review] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] Is Survived By is a frantic exercise in frustrating melancholy – that emotion you feel when you scream at yourself in your head for getting caught in a funk. It’s that whole experience of being down and self-aware, a prisoner […]

50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 30. Obliteration – Black Death Horizon [Review] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] OSDM revival was a pretty interesting novelty around the 2009-2010 period when pissed off metalheads (rightfully so) realized how terrible modern metal was and remembered how sweet it was back in the day and just started playing the same stuff they […]

50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 50. Strawberry Girls – French Ghetto [Review] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] I’ll admit that French Ghetto flew under my radar all the way to the creation of this list, but there’s always time to repent, right? Fresh from the get-go, the pop hooks of this insanely catchy math rock release create a […]

10. Rush – Clockwork Angels [Official Site] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] Rush’s latest musical endeavor was without a doubt one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Clockwork Angels, at its core, is a reflection of both the trio’s past artistic accomplishments as well as their latest aspirations. It’s a musical collage of […]

30. The Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud [Official Site] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] It’s a slick and polished album, the closest he’s ever come to mainstream rock and – dare I say – pop. While an album as polished as this may be an area as of yet unexplored by Townsend and other metal guitarist’s […]

50. Hop Along – Get Disowned [Official Site] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] As an occasional enthusiast of the Indie and Alternative rock scenes, I rarely come across an album within both genres that manages to enthrall me in such an such a way that leaves me utterly speechless throughout its run. What intrigued me so […]

10. Holy Esque – Holy Esque [Official Site] // [Spotify] // [Facebook] Being touted as the best new band your country has to offer is obviously a hell of a compliment, but for many such accolades can quickly become burdensome. Spare a thought then for the four members of Holy Esque, who along with carrying […]


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