Month: August 2015

Machinemade God – Masked

Metalcore is a genre that I used to be into quite a bit. I haven’t checked out any recent metalcore albums in the last few years, but was  going through my music the other day and ran across Machinemade God’s Masked. Years ago, I would listen to this album all of the time. I have decided to revisit this album and it still holds up great today. (more…)

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Sadistik x Kno – Phantom Limbs

Last year I went to my first hip-hop concert after becoming a fan of CunninLynguists, one of the very few hip-hop groups I listen to. Their brand of atmospheric music and intelligent lyrics enabled me to gain an appreciation for the genre of hip hop. Among the openers at this show was the depressive hip-hop artist of Sadistik, who made quite a display of his rapping abilities. Here, we find a collaboration EP between Sadistik and Kno of CunninLynguists entitled Phantom Limbs, which eloquently combines Kno’s trademark atmospheric production and Sadistik’s lyrical prowess. (more…)

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Disturbed – Immortalized

Rejuvenated and reinvigorated—Disturbed has returned with a sixth studio album after secretly writing and recording over the past year and a half. After five years of hiatus a suspicious teaser was posted to the band’s webpage displaying their mascot, “The Guy,” breathing on life support. Within days it was revealed the hiatus was over and that a new album entitled Immortalized would soon see the light of day. Immortalized shows Disturbed having not lost a step and with a fresh tone that, (more…)

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Gentle Knife – Gentle Knife

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To be honest, when Norway’s Gentle Knife asked me to listen to their self-titled debut, I was expecting a generic progressive rock album making a redundant homage to classic 70s progressive rock. Harking back to one’s influences musically is not uncommon and it is often especially evident on a band’s early works, yet this can sometimes be something that hinders a bands potential. However, despite the clear resemblance to 70s progressive rock, Gentle Knife’s debut album comes off as refreshing—portending great potential for their future. (more…)

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