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The Black Dahlia Murder What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse
Despite being The Black Dahlia Murder's most well recognized song, "What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse" does not appear on the Detroit quintets debut demo, which bears its name. What does, however, is the most varied and arguably the most entertaining collection of songs the band has made. It's very much unlike any other TBDM release. The production is very solid for a demo, and the drum tones' raw sound fits perfectly with Trevor Strnad's frenzied shrieks. There is a distinct metalcore influence heard here, but with an energetic punk edge to it that comes off as incredibly fun. There are also moments that you will not hear on any other re
4.0
04.18.15
Maxo Kream Maxo 187
The smiling man on this cover is Maxo Kream, a rapper that in sound is comparable to A$AP Mob, but with a distinct Houston style to him that solidifies his authenticity, is one of the leading faces of the present hip-hop scene in his beloved hometown. Rightfully so, as this record is full of menacing, high-energy, and admittedly very fun hip-hop with heavy trap influences. From the fantastic production heard on tracks like "Thirteen", "Paranoia", "Sold Out", "Murder", and "Endzone", it's evident Maxo has the perfect backdrop for his rhymes about his daily life as a gangbanger. He may not be the most lyrical rapper, but he does drop some gems
4.0
04.16.15
Flying Lotus 1983
FlyLo's debut is an interesting piece of work, and showcases synth-heavy instrumentation and a very spacey atmosphere. The opener (also being the title-track) begins with some alien, spaceship-like sounds before catching fire on a strangely catchy synth line and thumping beat, making a fantastic start to the record. Though the album isn't as experimental as his later work, to say that it is without any experimentation is false. Take "Pet Monster Shotglass" for instance, with its weird basslines moving in amidst a constant swirl of glitchy synth work. And on the closer, "Unexpected Delight", we see FlyLo's affinity for jazz, as a middle-easter
4.0
04.16.15
Joyce Manor Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
Joyce Manor's brand of emo-tinged pop-punk, usually played in short bursts of songs, is as fun as it is passionate. OATIWSGT is no different, being an effective album that has a nice amount of substance despite its extremely short runtime. Granted, it's not as fun as their latest album (Never Hungover Again), and not as impassioned as their debut, but there are some great tracks here, such as the catchy, synthy "See How Tame I Can Be" and the punk romp of "Video Killed The Radio Star". It's very accessible, and there aren't any necessarily bad songs, although some ("Drainage", "I'm Always Tired") are indeed filler. Check it out if you like po
3.5
04.16.15
Eminem Encore
At this point in his storied career, Eminem had few missteps. His first four albums were extremely well respected, and garnered him immense acclaim. His streak of great albums ended here, though, as Encore shows an unfortunate lack of self-awareness on his part. "Like Toy Soldiers", "Mockingbird", and the title-track are all legitimately good songs, but the rest of them are listenable at best and, more often than not, embarrassing at worst. The hooks on this album are irritating so say the least, and the use of heavy and often overbearing fake accents by Eminem gets very old quickly. There also seems to be a complete disregard for subtlety or
2.0
04.16.15
Avenged Sevenfold Welcome to the Family
Though it's listed as an EP officially, this release from polarizing metal band Avenged Sevenfold seems more like a single than an EP. The title track is decent, but the second song on the release fails to do much of anything but serve as a stand-in to make this release marketable as an EP. It's not awful, just boring and derivative, which unfortunately sums up their latest release, Hail To The King.
2.0
04.15.15
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Godspeed You! Black Emperor have the reputation of always pushing the envelope, always experimenting with their sound, and just generally being one of the largest bands, in both size and sound, that ever played. That's why it's such a shock that this record can be perfectly be described as safe, and ultimately rather unimpressive. The album starts out decent enough, with thundering drums providing the perfect backbone for the tracks 10 minute run length. Then, some nice drone tracks come into the fray, rather unambitious in nature, but not bad. The closer is the best song on the album, utilizing Godspeed's unique crescendo strengths as well a
3.0
04.15.15

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  • LordePots yeah bud :]
    April 11 09:23 PM
  • Hep Kat mello music is an incredible stable of artists. all their posse cuts are fantastic. self sacrifice is one of my favorite rap albums of all time, but persona is quickly becoming my second fave by them
    April 9 05:13 PM
  • Hep Kat yeah give is such a cool band. their music is so refreshingly positive, and, by proxy, the whole "flower" schtick is really sweet. i dig the new LP and new 7" a lot. i listen to them pretty frequently on my turntable. PT3 is really good too, spitta really showed up lyrically on that one. it's pretty overwhelming how much better rap in 2015 is compared to last year, which i considered to be an off year when stacked up against the rest of the decade so far
    April 8 08:14 AM
  • Hep Kat Yeah that new Maxo bangs screw, the new Pile is great too, I have the LP coming in the mail. I've also been jamming that Raw Poetic/K-Def album a lot, I'm eagerly awaiting the vinyl pressing this summer. The new Kendrick is okay, but I've never really been all that impressed with him, so I'm mostly indifferent about it. I like the new Give 7" a lot too, and I've also taken quite a liking to the two Doctor Nod tapes from last year
    April 6 02:43 PM
  • Hep Kat Nothing at all while I was in the hospital. But right now I'm mostly listening to the new Mello Music Group
    April 6 12:01 AM

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