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August Burns Red Leveler
After creating a modern metalcore masterpiece in Constellations, ABR decided to experiment further on their fourth LP. What follows is the bands most stagnant release, but there is still plenty here to appreciate. The album starts with a bang with "Empire", which quickly transitions into "Internal Cannon", which makes the use of salsa-tinged acoustic guitars that strangely fit well. "Cutting The Ties" stacks up as one of the best songs the band has made to date, with very memorable melodic riffs and uplifting lyrics. Things go downhill after "Pangea", though, as the songwriting loses its experimental edge and the songs slam into each other as
3.5
03.26.15
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt
I remember the first time I heard "Earl", back when Odd Future was really starting to blow up and everyone around my town was wearing Supreme hats and constantly quoting lyrics off of "Yonkers". Things were simpler then, for both me and for Earl. As the years go by, he has drifted further and further away from the Odd Future collective, and though he is still technically a member, he's really on the fringe. Gone are the violently entertaining raps of his eponymous debut, substituted now for more introspective and story-telling lyrical escapades. The lo-fi production that permeates Odd Future records is still very much alive, but utilized in a
4.0
03.24.15
Left Spine Down Smartbomb
Much like how Genghis Tron mixed grindcore and electronic music, Left Spine Down operates with hardcore mixed with digitized electronic breakbeats. On their debut EP, they tastefully combine the two genres to make some really fun music. On opener "Last Daze", a catchy chorus and infectious synths get things started very well. The formula continues into the next three songs, with "Hang Up" being an obvious highlight. Solid, but not too overbearing, this is a great digital hardcore release, and should be heard by any fans of the genre.
3.5
03.16.15
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
I can't tell you how big of a fan I am of good kid, m.A.A.d city. Ever since the first listen in late 2013, I thought it was a classic record, and knew Kendrick Lamar was an excellent artist, what with that and Section.80 in his discography. To Pimp A Butterfly is much different. There is so much to digest, so much to catch on this thing, and so much that needs to set in that there is no way that one listen will suffice to call this a "classic". Some time needs to pass, many listens will be needed, and no amount of comparisons or hype will change that. However, the notion that this could potentially be a classic in the future is both a valid
5.0
03.16.15
Pile You're Better Than This
An excellent blend of sparse indie and discordant noise rock, You're Better Than This is another excellent outing from Boston's own Pile. Rick Maguire's vocals are absolutely addicting, and the guitar work will turn from melodic and relatively quiet to loud and abrasive in moments. The album has a wonderful punk tinge to it that really permeates the drumming and many of the louder moments on here. Things get off to a roaring start with "The World Is Your Motel", but takes a more somber route on "Mr. Fish", with Maguire's storytelling lyrics about a solitary man in Daryl Fish taking the spotlight early in the song and giving way to an excellen
4.0
03.16.15
DJ Screw 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two)
5.0
03.11.15
Surgeon Basictonalvocabulary
One of the more interesting producers to come out of the Birmingham techno scene, Surgeon is a self-made man, having his own record company named after one of his EP's, Dynamic Tension. This album of his takes a bit of patience to fully appreciate, as the tracks may first seem boring, but on further inspection are very textured and interesting. He uses mind-numbing repetition (and I mean this in the best way possible), to create a paranoid and unsettling atmosphere. The assembly-line noises that permeate "Depart" are a nice touch, whereas the glitchy nature of "First" is quite unnerving. An eerie ambient track, "Waiting", is an excellent feat
3.5
03.10.15

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  • OvDeath Album out March 30th: http://lostsaltbloodpurges.bandcamp.com/
    March 24 11:19 PM
  • guitarded_chuck your summary of the new earl is legit as hell and totally on point, just dropping in to let you know
    March 24 01:21 PM
  • Green Baron wanna join my fantasy league for baseball
    March 20 02:43 PM
  • LambsBread thanks breh i appreciate it I credit gwyn for showing me the liight
    March 20 05:01 AM
  • Hep Kat Let me know how you find each DJ Screw record you listen to. His discography is massive, easily one of the largest in all of hip-hop. I would be curious to hear feedback from you about whatever you prefer check out
    March 11 04:30 PM

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