Album Review: Nightfear- Cryptasm

Written by Tyler Hammer* Nightfear are a metal/hardcore band hailing from Pennsylvania and they’ve been creeping around the east coast chopping heads for a couple years now. Their newest release which dropped August 4, entitled Cryptasm, really showcases the band in a proper light compared to previous recordings. With three guitarists, this six piece creates some honest … More Album Review: Nightfear- Cryptasm

(UNPROFESSIONAL) Album Review: I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help- Damage Control

Man, people hate me for liking this band. I mean, don’t get me wrong; they have fans. It’s just that a lot of people seem to have an easier time shitting on bands they don’t like, as opposed to promoting bands that they dig. This is truly becoming one nation under the guise of a … More (UNPROFESSIONAL) Album Review: I’m From the Government and I’m Here to Help- Damage Control

Album Review: Ancalagon- Gateway Specter

Rochester has a plethora of incredibly talented metal bands and Ancalagon are no exception. Formed in 2013, Ancalagon offer a unique brand of melodic black metal, rich was tasteful guitar leads and harmonies, delicious reverb soaked raspy vocals, punishing riffs and quick to the kill drumming. Their latest release, Gateway Specter, delivers 9 ultra aggressive, yet serenading … More Album Review: Ancalagon- Gateway Specter

Album Review: After the Storm- Into a New Era

I’m extremely excited to announce that I have in my possession, Into a New Era, the debut full length album by local melodic death metallers, After the Storm. But if you want my honest opinion, it’s that I’m very disappointed by it. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not disappointed in the music or vocals- both are top … More Album Review: After the Storm- Into a New Era

Album Review: Distress of Ruin- Insights

Straight from Finland, the guys in Distress of Ruin are releasing their new EP, Insights on September 15, 2017. If you’re into bands like Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum or the older Soilwork stuff, I’d highly recommend these guys. My absolute favorite thing about this EP is the way the opening track, “In the Heart of Chaos” kicks things … More Album Review: Distress of Ruin- Insights

Album Review: Murder City Outlaws- People Are the Worst

Buffalo’s punk/thrash/metal “fuck what you think” 3-piece, Murder City Outlaws, are back with their 3rd album, People Are the Worst. Now taking to the live stage with bassist, Mike Zamerski (GAWD- Greatness and World Domination), this rejuvenated band has made another bold musical statement, wrapped neatly in this no holds barred, 8 track masterpiece. If you’ve seen … More Album Review: Murder City Outlaws- People Are the Worst