Jared Floryan

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Last Active 02-04-18 5:06 pm
Joined 08-24-14

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Akua Naru The Miner's Canary
Ded Mis-An-Thrope
Sure, Mis-An-Thrope is frighteningly passable nu-metalcore when it comes down to the vocal stylings and a few instrumental passages, but Ded's first studio affair altogether flat-out screams wasted promise. The many compositions by themselves are written in a foreseeable, bland fashion whilst the lyricism is substandard and banal even for the subgenre; "Dead to Me" and "FMFY" alone really hammer home that good ol' angst. You know what? This is yet another band that enjoys flogging a ded horse. Badum-CHING!! ...I'll see myself out.
a-ha Hunting High and Low
You come for the instant (albeit overrated) classic that is "Take on Me," then stay for a nicely constructed new wave record in Hunting High and Low. I mean, Norwegian band a-ha's full-length debut is still kind of a product of its own time, but hot dog is this one a quality product nonetheless. Morten Harket's vocal performance throughout is super powerful despite Pal Waaktaar not giving the man the best lyricism to work with, and the audio mixing/mastering adds an electric bite to the instruments utilized over the course of these 37 minutes. Even if not every track hits the mark, Hunting High and Low has e
Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Pinata
cupcakKe Ephorize
My god... It's full of slurpers. Elizabeth Harris, far better known by the alias cupcakKe, proves to be an appealing personality on studio album #3. This is only the first ever release I've heard from her, though the material still floored me a little. With the bulk of Ephorize's production commandeered by Def Starz - Turreekk produced 3 out of the 15 songs here - the record boasts a chiefly hip hop sound whilst also bringing in musical styles like trap, pop, electro, Caribbean, and Latin (the latter influence is best showcased on "Fullest"). Harris herself ain't lazing on the mic either, her voice filled with vibrance and the flow s
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
While the crusaders for assisted suicide wait, the killer jesters waste no time at all in hunting their prey - and no, I ain't referring to the fools from outer space. As they carry out their tasks, they listen to When the Kite String Pops, which is the first of two full-length albums launched by sludge metal entourage Acid Bath. Their underground fanbase is so significant that it didn't take long for them to achieve cult status, and in spite of the band's short-lived career, they're deemed influential; particularly as far as this album's concerned. After having trekked through Acid Bath's debut in its 69-minute stat
Rina Sawayama RINA
One foot in yesteryear, another drenched in the catacombs of today... and two hands that have only now entered the future. Based out of London and born in Japan, model/singer-songwriter Rina Sawayama's debut EP is a very nice collection of tracks that exude an R&B pop flavor heavily influenced by artists from the 90s era. From the beauteous vocal deliveries to intriguing songcraft concepts then all the way to some hot production values, RINA is short, but sweet; oh so enjoyably sweet. I only wish there was more to the recording, though as it stands now, I'd still dive into this product if I were you.

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  • bloc Thanks man : )
    February 12 05:45 PM
  • ShadowNeko Lol you gave BSC a 2 but The Unguided a 3 rating? XD
    December 25 07:53 AM
  • CalculatingInfinity Your DSO soundoff...**** I wanted it to be good :[
    December 8 10:40 AM
  • CalculatingInfinity LLLD was abysmal like holy s***. I'll probably give them a miss, I don't see them returning to their All That We Have Now glory days.
    November 10 07:22 PM
  • CalculatingInfinity And I bet the new Fear and Loathing sucks the singles have been terrible.
    November 10 07:10 PM

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