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The Dead Rabbitts The Emptiness
"This Emptiness" is more than just a title of the latest Dead Rabbitts record; it's almost a warning for listeners. The whole album lacks any inspiration to change, most notably in songs such as "Burn It Down", "Fighting For My Life", and "The Freak, The Creep, The Clown". If you liked "Shapeshifter", you'll like this one. Ironic though for myself, as I did enjoy "Shapeshifter"...but I guess I was just expecting more from this 'spinoff project' or whatever they're coining themselves as. Three tracks I would recommend would be "Dead Again", "Man at War", and ironically the title track. Those are perhaps the biggest movements for a change of pa
R5 New Addictions
"New Addictions" accomplishes its goal by keeping fans of the band at bay until a new LP is released. Notable for R5 exclusively engineering/producing this themselves, the result is quite impressive. Quoted as being fans of/being inspired by INXS, doing a cover of "Need You Tonight" as the closing track doesn't feel quite fitting, but it's probably the only gray area on an otherwise colorful album. "If" is a radio-pop single that is infectious, "Red Velvet" might be the best song from the record thanks to its funk approach, "Lay Your Head Down" goes for the more mellow/bass-driven side, and "Trading Time" melds modern synth sounds with the ba
Storm The Sky Vigilance
Listening to this after the near-masterpiece of "Permanence" and the very successful/experimental "Sin Will Find You", Storm the Sky's EP certainly feels unpolished...but not bad in the slightest. It accomplishes what a normal metalcore EP would need to accomplish - giving the listener hard-hitting riffs melded with catchy enough choruses. The instrumentation is what helps the album though, utilizing higher registers on the guitars to meld with the grungy lows that somehow cancel the negatives out and create a fine sound. The songwriting is the weakest part of this though, as there's nothing special to note about surprises songs may throw at
Blink-182 California (Deluxe Edition)
How do you rate something like this? "California: Deluxe Edition", while containing every song from "California", is essentially a new album with an addition of 12 NEW SONGS. One might be an acoustic, and one might be a joke song; but that still leaves 10 songs. That's an LP, basically. So, as a whole, this is a 4.5 - with plenty of tracks, some good, some so-so, it's certainly worth your time/money. As for the Deluxe Edition itself? Well, it certainly expands on Blink-182's repertoire by shotgunning new sounds into their overall 'generic but safe' sound from California. "Bottom of the Ocean" especially is the standout in this regard. Though,
Dayshell Nexus
A monstrous step-up from the band's previous record, "Nexus" proves that Dayshell is a force to be reckoned with - as their sophomore album continues the ongoing progression of hard-hitting, grooving rock music. The only awkward thing about listening to this album is that the first 6(?) tracks all begin with a synthesized/crescendo intro, followed by the introductory verse. It's unfortunate, but a minor setback to an otherwise great catalog of tracks. "Car Sick" is a perfect intro to the album, followed by "A New Man" - delivering what would be weird lyrics ('I'm as cool as you') in a stylish fashion. Other strong tracks are "Low Light", "The
Dayshell Dayshell
A slightly above average for the debut record from Dayshell, the somewhat passion-project of ex-Of Mice & Men guitarist/vocalist Shayley Bourget. There's a lot to like in the record - such as the varying tracks, as well as the multiple-genre songwriting influences. However, none of these songs really sick with the listener (at least, not with me), save for "Not Coming In", "Share With Me", and "Avatar". This ultimately feels like a blueprint for better things to come...and if that's the case, then great things are in store.
One Morning Left Metalcore Superstars
This is a band that dabbles in the absurdity, providing an incredibly fun listen beginning to end. At its core, "Metalcore Superstars" isn't so much of a 'Metalcore' record, as the post-hardcore/electronic ("crabcore") style is clearly present throughout the album - yet its used tastefully and effectively in songs such as "Fast and Furious 666" and "Heavy Metal Finland". Adding to it, there's some REALLY catchy and well-written songs on here; "The Recipe", "Kings and Queens", and "Devil's Nest" won't leave your head after a listen. The most infamous track, "You're Dead! Let's Disco!" essentially is a pure representation of what this band is -

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