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Five Finger Death Punch F8
At times abysmal and at times something you would expect to hear on the radio and not be all that offended by, kinda like generic background metal. When this band is at their worst it is when Ivan Moody is front and center, acting all tough and spewing out possibly the worst lyrics written by a fairly big band in the 21st century. The awfulness is not quite as ubiquitous as their 2018 release which featured 'Fake', maybe the worst metal song ever but in the end it kinda must feel bad to be a bandmate of this Moody guy. His singing has improved in the last two years and there are actually some pretty good riffs throughout this with decent eno
2.0
08.21.20
Triangulo de Amor Bizarro oɹɹɐzıqɹoɯɐǝpolnƃuɐıɹʇ
Wonderfully consistent 42 minutes of noisy rock/pop that is at times gritty, to the point and energetic and other times gazey, ethereal and all about the atmosphere. Two excellent sets of tracks accentuate just how much quality the band is able to get out of vocalists Rodrigo Caamao and Isabel Cea and the guitar work that sets the stage so well. 'No eres tu' builds wonderfully with mostly Cea's vox and bass before spiraling out of control and setting the stage for the upbeat guitar centered 'Vigilantes del Espejo' focusing on Caamao's vocals. The band is able to achieve a wonderful pace and flow for the entire record using these contrasting
4.0
08.20.20
Westside Gunn Pray for Paris
The potential feels like it is there but if anything on the whole 'Pray for Paris' ends up feeling inconsistent and frontloaded. 'George Bondo' and '327' start the album very, very strong with some great guest features and songs that feel polished with shiny beats and nice production. The one issue this brings up is the best verses on the album come from Benny the Butcher, Tyler the Creator and Freddie Gibbs overshadowing Westside Gunn. The beats feel luxurious and often feature pianos and sometimes horns, choir vocals and other live instruments. They are nice but don't always suit Westside Gunn's style. He finds a nice groove in 'French Toas
3.0
08.17.20
Beach Bunny Honeymoon
Well produced, vocally driven power pop with a hint of emo. A lot of what is here may feel familiar musically but the songwriting is top notch and there are 4-5 great hooks, so who really cares that it isn't groundbreaking originality? Perhaps a bit samey because Lili's voice is the main higlight throughout the 25 minutes but Beach Bunny are able to do a range of songs from upbeat more rock geared anthems to quiet, slowed down more emotional songs like 'Rearview'. Starts out on fire with the first three tracks being the best of the lot but still remains very solid with finishers 'Dream Boy' and 'Cloud 9'. Bittersweet at times and energetic an
3.5
08.17.20
Myrkur Folkesange
Black metal community summary of Myrkur: "Woman + black metal = bad, woman now singing doing what she does best, love the way her sound is progressing, hopefully she continues (stays out of BM) in this direction".rMyrkur had a great take on BM and now proves she can just straight up sing with the best of them. Amazing production. 'Fager som en Ros', 'House Carpenter' and 'Vinter' are highlights.
3.5
08.14.20
Yves Tumor Heaven To A Tortured Mind
Not a whole lot to say here. Both the music and backup vocalists outshine Yves' vocal performances in many instances. He just kind of talks along a lot and sounds bored while in the backdrop you have some pretty intense music. Contrast like this can work in music but here it often doesn't. Kerosene! and Dream Palette are really great songs because of the instrumental and backup vocalist performances more than Yves. The opening track is also quite nice but outside of those there isn't a whole lot to look back on and get hooked on and the production leaves too much blurriness and a vocal dominated mix. Three pretty stellar tracks but on the who
3.0
08.14.20
The Garden Kiss My Super Bowl Ring
Unapologetic and unique set of songs that are loosely based in punk and definitely all over the place. Low key impressive how The Garden is able to do both electronic and live instruments in almost every track and you rarely feel like there is any contrast between them. Despite how weird things might get at certain moments here things feel like they belong and it just feels like two people making the music they want to make without any outside influence. At first the vocals felt a bit lax but repeat listens really make you appreciate the intensity of the screams littered throughout the record. AMPM Truck is the most well written song here but
3.5
08.14.20

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