Ambary Lake – Red Sky Above

February 15, 2017 Tyler Miller 0

5/10 Ambary Lake is a post-hardcore, alternative-rock group from Clifton, New Jersey, comprised of four core members: Nagee, Matt, Shawn, and Tom, with different drummers from time to time. A concept album about two lovers […]


Hashed Out – Cosmic Pessimism

February 13, 2017 Jordan Hodgins 0

6/10 Hashed Out is a hardcore, nihilistic-doom punk band out of Montreal. Founded in 2013, the band consists of Balloo, Tay, Keegan, Mean Jean, and Alex. Their first full-length album Cosmic Pessimism, which was released […]


Union Stockyards – Local Zero’s

January 25, 2017 Keenan Kerr 0

7/10 Bust out your skateboards, people, this one is full of frustrated punks. Winnipeg’s Union Stockyards released a short three-song hardcore punk EP back in November of Evil-Year (aka 2016) called Local Zero’s (why is […]


Missioner – Self-titled

December 27, 2016 Brian Charles Clarke 0

5/10 Missioner‘s second and self-titled EP is composed of a mix of classic and contemporary sad-rock legends, Brand New and the Smiths. Although this stylistic configuration leads to a pleasant listening experience, there’s nothing particularly […]


 SCARE – Fleshed Out

December 19, 2016 Jesse Gainer 0

6.5/10 The most wonderful thing about creativity is that there is no fundamentally wrong way to approach it. As this applies to music, it means that a strict traditionalist approach to songwriting that adheres to […]


Sit Calm – Graphite

December 15, 2016 Mathieu Perrier 0

7/10 It’s always interesting to see emerging artists find a middle ground between two different genres. It makes for a pretty memorable listening experience, and an overall positive impression based on uniqueness alone. On their […]


Fear of Noise – Hierarchy

December 14, 2016 Shawn Thicke 0

7/10 Hierarchy by Fear of Noise opens up to the sounds of a bird’s chirping being engulfed by an onslaught of droning guitar feedback and reverse tape effects. This is Fear of Noise’s modus operandi. One […]


Endform – Demo

November 19, 2016 Jesse Gainer 0

7.5/10 Before plowing into this review of Montreal neo-crust band Endform‘s demo tape, I must make an important disclosure in order to avoid the spectre of impropriety or conflict of interest: Endform guitarist and vocalist Dorian […]

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