Devin Townsend Project Epiclouder
2.5
08.24.16
Devin Townsend Project Z2
3.0
08.24.16
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
4.0
08.24.16
Devin Townsend Project Ki
3.0
08.24.16
Devin Townsend Project Transcendence
Completely massive. Plays like a sequel to Synchestra or Accelerated Evolution and masterfully blends Devin's ultra cheesy prog sensibilities with Addicted-era pop and metal. Easily the best DTP album since the original quadriollogy.
4.0
08.24.16
Hammock Everything and Nothing
An easy contender for post rock album of the year, Everything and Nothing is Hammock honing in on their most
direct and accessible sound in years. The ambient soundscapes that have dominated their recent albums are in
full effect, but here they're aided by more soaring post rock strings, guitars, and driving percussion than have
ever been present in their sound. Hearkening back to the instrumentals of Kenotic and Raising Your Voice... With
the brilliant atmospherics of Departure Songs, adding in a heaping of ethereal vocals on a handful of tracks
makes Everything and Nothing not only the band's most re
4.5
08.23.16
Aaron Gillespie Out of the Badlands
Apparently because this isn't just one sick drum solo it's lame? The stripped back underoath songs are great listens that provide a completely different vibe than when we first heard them over a decade ago, and the originals are a nice progression for Aaron's solo sound.
4.0
08.23.16
Norma Jean Polar Similar
Polar Similar sees Norma Jean going into uncharted territory with their heaviest and most experimental release to date, the end result of which is a wholly satisfying journey through a space/humanity on earth and beyond theme. The album is an eclectic bag of sounds that uses the best elements of a mature metalcore sound with newfound levels of heaviness via dabbling in post metal and dirty, sludgy, towering riffs juxtaposed with the ever present brief hardcore freak outs that are Norma Jean's bread and butter. The two ends of the spectrum transition back and forth between (and often in) tracks and makes for a smooth and engaging listen.
4.5
08.17.16