Super Snake Leap of Love
Holy shiiiiiit. Trophy Scars are reincarnated (basically, their frontman at least) and sound as if they've been binging on bong hits, tabs of acid, and Black Sabbath jam sessions. Leap of Love is a roaring album jam packed with over an hour of psychedelia, massive riffs, and Jerry Jones' trademark Tom Waits/pirate gargling a mouthful of marbles vocals that have been sorely missing from the music landscape since the dissolution of Trophy Scars three years ago. Easily the best thing to come out so far this year, and I don't see much changing that opinion any time soon.
4.5
02.14.17
Seven Sisters of Sleep Ezekiel's Hags
this is fucking filthy and riffs hard af.
4.0
01.17.17
Foxygen We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...
4.5
01.17.17
Code Orange Forever
1.5
01.15.17
David Bowie No Plan
4.0
01.09.17
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
Holy fucking hell... never ones to be content with doing anything but pushing their sound to illogical extremes on each and every album, Dillinger are going out with a massive bang here. The sound is an amalgamation of their career as a band and each album shows it's influence. Their trademark technicely freakouts are laced with jazzy breaks of dissonant guitar and a heaping of tracks reach a new level of scope with the addition of strings and brass orchestra backing. This album is weird, this album is over the top, this album is absolute insanity, but most importantly this album is unabashedly and unequivocally The Dillinger Escape Plan in p
5.0
10.12.16
The Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues
Well this came out of buttfucking nowhere. Transit Blues sees TDWP tweak their sound with some La Dispute-esque clean passages and dropping the incessant breakdowns to great effect. Mike's lyrics are still a mixed bag, but the experimention leads to a wholly enjoyable album from a band I thought had all but run out of steam.
3.5
10.08.16
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Such a missed opportunity not calling this album Periphery III: PeripherThree- Pure Riffery
3.0
09.29.16