2021 Revisited

Well, it’s December and you know what that means – every music critic, YouTuber, and overzealous blogger (including myself) are just days away from proclaiming their controversial opinions on what albums deserve the title of 2022’s “Album of the Year” and which ones belong in the garbage. But before we get there I want toContinue reading “2021 Revisited”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 2, 2022

This post is a bit of a first for me. This is the first time a symphonic metal album has made it into my top 5 of the week. Also, the majority of my favorite releases this week are not from more popular bands, but are actually from smaller lesser-known artists. In fact, with theContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases September 2, 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 5, 2022

My apologies for posting this so late. I went to a concert on Friday and my ears and body needed a break afterwards. (In case you’re curious, I went to see August Burns Red, my all-time favorite band, in Sacramento. Void of Vision, Hollow Front, and We Came As Romans supported them and the showContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases August 5, 2022”

Forgotten Releases of 2022

2022 has been such a busy year for the heavy music scene that undoubtedly there was no way I could catch all of it. There were several incredible releases that I glossed right over but I’m finally catching up to them now. If I haven’t been giving you enough music to listen to already, hereContinue reading “Forgotten Releases of 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases July 15, 2022

This was another week where I didn’t have much on my radar as far as what was coming out. However, like always, after doing a bit of research and a lot of critical listening, I found some true gems. After sifting through over 80 albums of various rock and metal genres, these are my favoriteContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases July 15, 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases July 8, 2022

Well, I said I would get this up on Sunday and it’s still Sunday here in California, technically. This week had some incredible heavy releases from new deathcore and metalcore bands as well as some really fun and heartfelt alt rock releases. Almost all of these groups were new to me, some of which IContinue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Releases July 8, 2022”

Best Rock & Metal Releases of June 2022

June was a packed month for the heavy music scene. There were loads of great metalcore and post-hardcore releases from June so they saturated my list quite a lot. I started with over 350 potential records and narrowed it down to my top 25. However, there were so many stellar releases that I urge youContinue reading “Best Rock & Metal Releases of June 2022”

Top 5 Rock & Metal Release of July 1, 2022

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect coming into this week as far as new releases. I had nothing on my radar, but after doing a little bit of digging I’ve found some truly great records. These are the releases that stood out to me the most from the week (June 25 –Continue reading “Top 5 Rock & Metal Release of July 1, 2022”

Best Rock & Metal Releases of May 2022

May was an absolutely packed month for the heavy music scene. It took me a while to catch up with all of the releases but I’ve finally put together my list of favorites. I have my top 25 albums and EPs picked as well as dozens of honorable mentions that are all worth checking out. Continue reading “Best Rock & Metal Releases of May 2022”

‘Empathica’ Album Review

All the reasons why ‘Empathica’ by Unreqvited is special. Released on May 22, 2020, ‘Empathica’ is a stunning symphonic black metal project that even non-black metal fans can enjoy. Big thanks to everyone who joined in the collab! Find them on Instagram: @denis_musicreviews @metalfederation @metalopinionsandrankings @metalhead.drizzle.dailysongs @thenoiseblog @necro_reviews_666 @kn.metalbumreviews  @napalm_in_the_memes Unreqvited Links – ‘Empathica’ onContinue reading “‘Empathica’ Album Review”