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Iced Earth Enter the Realm
This is Iced Earth's first release, a demo, which has the best songs on their self-titled sans "When The Night Falls", along with a couple of songs that don't appear on any of their studio albums. It essentially has the same strengths and weaknesses that their self-titled had, but some fat is cut off here. "Enter The Realm" is a nice intro, and serves as a part 1 to "Colors". Then we have "Nightmares", which is a very solid song that has a nice mix of thrash metal riffs and power metal solos, showing the link between the two genres that the band would become famous for combining on albums like Burnt Offerings and Night Of The Stormrider.
3.5
03.31.15
Neil Young Tonight's the Night
People often think that the man on the cover of this album is Neil Young himself. It's actually Danny Whitten, a longtime friend and rhythm guitarist for Crazy Horse, one of Neil's bands. He died of a drug overdose a few months before these songs were written. In order to capture exactly how he felt, Neil recorded all of these songs within one day in the studio, keeping a raw and passionate feel throughout the record. There really isn't a record quite like this one in Neil's discography, and the dark and gloomy atmosphere has a lot to do with that. Here, we see Neil at his most vulnerable, his most stripped-down, his most angry, and his most
5.0
03.31.15
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
An underrated beast in Dillinger's discography, One Of Us Is The Killer features the band at their most frenzied since Calculating Infinity, but also at their most subdued since Ire Works. Opening with "Prancer", the record gets off to a fierce start, a staple of Dillinger albums. The technical, blisteringly played songs are as good as they've been, but the album does very well in the experimental department to boot. Songs like "Hero Of The Soviet" with its weird backing vocals, and "The Threat Posed By Nuclear Weapons" with its immediate quiet-loud bursts show that the band still has a great edge to them. They just refuse to phone it in, whi
4.5
03.30.15
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

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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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