Album Reviews

Chasing Safety – Seasons Of The Dead (Album Review)

Season of the Dead is the debut album from hardcore New Jersey outfit Chasing Safety. The album was released October 14, 2014 under Outerloop Records and was streamed prior to it’s release on Outerloops YouTube channel on October 9, 2014. The album was produced by Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Crown The Empire) and Nick Sampson (I See Stars, Asking Alexandria). Of …

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The Family Ruin – Dearly Departed (Album Review)

Dearly Departed is the debut album from UK rockers The Family Ruin. The album was released September 26, 2014 under KBB Records, the brainchild of Ben Bruce (ASKING ALEXANDRIA) and Kyle Borman. The 14 track CD is intense and in your face from start to finish; beginning with the chilling ‘Bring Out Your Dead’ to the somber finishing track ‘Sonder’. …

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The Madden Brothers – Greetings From California (Album Review)

Greetings From California is the debut album from Maryland born twin brothers Benji and Joel Madden released September 16, 2014 via Capitol Records, and produced by Eric Valentine (Good Charlotte, Queens of the Stone Age) and Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, Cage the Elephant). The album comes with two “sides”, the first is upbeat and catchy songs, the second is …

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Yellowcard – Lift A Sail (Album Review)

Lift a Sail is the 9th studio album from Florida born and bred rockers Yellowcard. The album was released October 7, 2014 under Razor and Tie Records. Three singles were released before the release of the album; ‘One BedRoom’, ‘Make Me So’, and ‘Crash the Gates’ released August 19, 2014, September 9, 2014 and September 22, 2014 respectively. Said of …

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A Spark To Believe – Miss Fortune (Album Review)

A Spark to Believe is the debut record from rock quintet Miss Fortune (not to be confused with the League of Legends character). The album was released roughly a year from when the band first started, May 1, 2013 according to their Facebook page. It was released May 19th via Sumerian Records, just five months after joining the label this …

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Crown The Empire – The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways (Album Review)

The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways is the second studio album by Texas metalcore outfit Crown the Empire released July 22nd via Rise Records. The album peaked at #3 on the iTunes album chart and #1 on the iTunes rock chart! The album consists of 3 Acts, much like a play; it opens with ‘Call to Arms (Act I)’, that …

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The Dead Rabbitts – ShapeShifter (Album Review)

Shapeshifter is the debut album from metalcore supergroup and side project of Escape the Fate’s Craig Mabbitt, The Dead Rabbitts. The album is set for release July 1st via Tragic Hero Records. On May 16th the lyric video for the single ‘My Only Regret’ was released via Tragic Hero’s YouTube channel. The Dead Rabbitts will also be headlining ‘The Shapeshiftour;’ …

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The Word Alive – REAL (Album Review)

REAL. is the third full length album from Arizona rockers The Word Alive. The album was released June 9th in Europe and June 10th here in the United States under Fearless Records. REAL. is the first release with new drummer Luke Holland as well. Frontman Telle Smith said about the album; it is going to contain some of the heaviest …

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Punk Goes 90’s Volume 2 (Album Review)

Punk Goes 90’s Volume 2 is the newest addition to the Punk Goes family joining it’s predecessor Punk Goes 90’s, along with Punk Goes Crunk, Punk Goes Pop, Punk Goes Metal and many others. The compilation was released April 1st under Fearless Records and is currently available for download as well as streaming on Fearless’ YouTube channel. Punk Goes 90’s Volume …

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Hail The Apocalypse – Avatar (Album Review)

Hail the Apocalypse is the fifth studio album by Swedish metal group AVATAR. The album was released May 13th via eOne Music. Of the album, frontman Johannes Ekerström said, “this batch has been brewing for quite some time now, and we’re really excited about finally unleashing the apocalypse upon you all. We are opening the floodgates and damage will be …

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