Album News & Reviews

 Paul Hebert

Dead by Sunrise – “Out of Ashes”

Dead by Sunrise – “Out of Ashes”

Dead by Sunrise’s debut album Out of Ashes may be one of the stand out rock albums of the year. In an environment full of screaming nonsense, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington has put together a fantastic ensemble of musicians to create the new band Dead by Sunrise. Joined by fomer Orgy guitarists Ryan Shuck […]

 Kevin Norris

The Flaming Lips – “Embryonic”

The Flaming Lips – “Embryonic”

With their past albums, The Flaming Lips have soothed us with charming choruses, off-kilter instrumentation, and experimental joy. But with the release of their latest double disc album, the Lips introduce a gloomy and more hypnotic sound that has yet to be revealed. At first “Embryonic” may seem challenging and inaccessible with its emotional peaks […]

 Robert Fayette

Taking Back Sunday – “Live From Bamboozle ’09”

Taking Back Sunday – “Live From Bamboozle ’09”

New York’s own Taking Back Sunday graced the Imagination Stage to close out the 2009 Bamboozle Festival on May 3rd, 2009. Having the opportunity to play in front of many of their die hard fans in a dubbed hometown show at one of the music industries most recognized and highly coveted shows made for the […]

 Robert Fayette

Blessthefall – “Witness”

Blessthefall – “Witness”

Two and a half years has passed since Blessthefall first hit the scene with their highly acclaimed debut record, “His Last Walk” which saw them take part in the 2007 Warped Tour, 2008 Rockstar Taste Of Chaos and a recent tour supporting Silverstein and Norma Jean earlier this year. Many weren’t sure the direction the […]

 Kenny Connolly

Warren G – “The G Files”

Warren G – “The G Files”

It’s been 15 years since “Warren to the G” introduced himself to the world. One of the godfathers of West Coast gangster rap, Warren G will always be known for his grammy-nominated track “Regulate” as well as his “G-Funk Style.” The hip-hop world has changed since the old days of gangster rap, and it is […]

 Robert Fayette

Every Time I Die – “Junk Aesthetic”

Every Time I Die – “Junk Aesthetic”

Every Time I Die make their marvelous return with their highly acclaimed Epitaph Records debut, “New Junk Aesthetic.” The task of following up their 2007 release, “The Big Dirty” which saw the Buffalo, NY five-piece achieve mainstream success following tours with Killswitch Engage, Atreyu and a stint on the Vans Warped Tour. Let’s face it, […]

 Kevin Norris

As Tall As Lions – “You Can’t Take It With You”

As Tall As Lions – “You Can’t Take It With You”

It’s been three long years since As Tall As Lions have released an album. While 2006’s “Self Titled,” was an exceptional release it’s with their latest, “You Can’t Take It With You,” that the boys from Long Island hit their stride with their most interesting and inimitable album to date. Opening with one of their […]

 Kevin Norris

Flying Machines – “Flying Machines”

Flying Machines – “Flying Machines”

With their debut release, the New York quartet Flying Machines find themselves embracing the exaggerated humor of prog rock and 70s style pop while diving deep into influences of Queen, Boston, and occasionally even more modern acts like My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy. Throughout their self-titled debut lead singer William Ryan George brings […]