Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
An amazingly fluid and beautiful album that embraces technicality when it needs to and doesnt overdo it to the point of Dream Theater overkill, a truly unique album that needs to be listened to from beginning to end. The Great Plains is song of the year material.
4.0
12.07.14
Cloudkicker Little Histories
3.5
12.04.14
Frank Turner The Third Three Years
Best comp album yet. The covers are hit and miss, the b sides are entertaining, and the meat of the album are the reinterpretations of the newer songs.
4.0
11.25.14
Thomas Giles Modern Noise
An awesome, accessible rock album with some BTBAM vibes. The opening track is gorgeous, Siphon the Bad Blood is infectiously catchy and features some new screaming techniques from Rogers. Other highlights include I Appear Disappear, Wander Drug, and the t/t.
4.0
11.23.14
Cloudkicker Live with Intronaut
This is so god damn good that if it wasn't a live album it would be a shoe in for my AOTY list.
4.5
11.22.14
Devil Sold His Soul Belong/Betray
SO good to hear this band back on their game. Acres finally has some competition in this genre. New vocalist is great, though despite being improved ten fold, I think they should just nix the clean singing
4.0
11.15.14
ERRA Moments of Clarity
Still don't understand why I like Erra so much, I thought I outgrew this metalcore with whiny cleans shit so long ago.
4.0
11.11.14
Yellowcard Lift a Sail
4.0
11.11.14