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Etienne Sin Sinna: Volume 1
Are this guy's "albums" listed on this website just so we can bash them?
It Lives, It Breathes Silver/Knights
It Lives, It Breathes managed to release 2 impressive EPs that delivered catchy, hard hitting tracks that felt satisfying. Their debut record "Silver/Knights" is perhaps the biggest downer of an album I've listened to so far this year. Where their EPs felt complete, this album doesn't. The group has quite a few dedicated 'synth-only' tracks such as "Prizefighter" and "Miley Virus" that don't compare to some of the other tracks like "Devils" and "World War Me". The opening track "Testify", is about as best as the album gets, with the songs "Love on Repeat" and "Afterlight" being average for the group in comparison to everything else in their p
Storm The Sky Sin Will Find You
The unfortunate thing about Storm the Sky's second full-length isn't the genre change, but how the album relies on the mixing versus the musicianship. There's a slew of cool ideas here drowned in endless reverb/echoing that becomes tiresome halfway through. After the interesting approach the group took with "Permanence" (essentially taking a metalcore record and adding more experimentation/melody), the only tracks on "Sin Will Find You" that really continue that trend are the title track, "Medicine", "Carcinova", and "Disappointed". This in return still makes for a solid listen; but perhaps if Storm the Sky continue to evolve from this curren
Etienne Sin The Art of Stealing Hearts

That's really it, I have nothing else to add.
R5 Sometime Last Night
"Sometime Last Night" is a fantastic, pulse-pounding, crisp record that hits essentially all of the high notes perfectly. R5 stray away from their Disney days to produce numerous tracks lushly filled with unique instrumentation and (believe it or not) intriguing lyrics. Songs like "All Night", "Let's Not Be Alone Tonight", and "Smile" are sure to please the average pop radio listener; while "Dark Side", "Repeating Days", and "I Know You Got Away" gives a nice contrast to the pop side of this record. "Repeating Days" especially utilizes perfect dynamics to become perhaps the best song the band has written, while "I Know You Got Away" is a jamm
Blink-182 California
Given the drama cloud surrounding the production of this latest record, Blink-182 ultimately succeed in producing a fine album. "California" injects the 'fun' side that was sorely missing on the previous record "Neighborhoods", as well as having a numerous amount of catchy songs. Unfortunately, it's the mixing/editing that hurts this one - as the vocals are clearly pitch-corrected to being 'flawless'. Some of the songs such as "She's Out of Her Mind", "No Future", "Los Angeles", "Left Alone" and especially "Rabbit Hole" are solid song compositions that won't leave a listener's head. On the contrary, hearing 40-somethings write about being a t
The Word Alive Dark Matter
The Word Alive squander a potential revival of their devoted fanbase with "Dark Matter". In the end, the group
is a crowd-pleaser; writing songs that will keep a crowd moving (it's where the money's at) with singles such as
"Trapped" and "Sellout". In a surprising twist - these said 'crowd pleasers' are actually a solid step in the right
direction from the band. Other songs such as "Suffocating", "Piece of Me", "Face to Face", and "Grunge" are all
standout tracks from "Dark Matter" - giving the band a new dimension amongst all of the 'genre-esque'
presentations surfacing nowadays. We, as fans, will neve

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  • Spec 30% metalcore damn homie
    May 18 11:20 PM

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