Each week KAMP's E-Board and Music Directors post their picks of the week on our whiteboards in the station. These represent music or events that we are really digging at that time. This will be a place for KAMPers to elucidate their highlights of this year. There is no formal style here, KAMPers have written… Continue reading KAMP’s Picks of the Year 2019
Artist: Metalachi Album: Tres Genre: Metal Sub-genres: Mariachi Label: Yarddart Entertainment LLC This post will be mostly a review of the album Tres and also an encouragement for you to check out Metalachi when they come to town this upcoming Wednesday. First of all let me say that heavy metal and mariachi together is a… Continue reading Metalachi Review and Show Hype
Show Lineup: Six Million Dead, Abiotic, Necronomicon, Suffocation, Belphegor Venue: Club Red, Mesa AZ Date: Nov 1, 2019 Description: Alright, this was the heaviest show I have ever been to and it did not disappoint. With such a stacked lineup I had high expectations and they were all met. To be perfectly honest I am… Continue reading Belphegor + Suffocation Show Review
Album: All the Feels Artist: Fitz and the Tantrums Genre: Pop Let’s start with a quick caveat. As a metalhead and only previously knowing “Handclap,” I wasn’t expecting anything spectacular from this new Fitz and the Tantrums album. That being said, I do feel that I can provide a quality, unbiased take on this new… Continue reading All the Feels – Fitz and the Tantrums
Track: Egotistic Artist: AOA Genre: Kpop I was going through AOA's catalog this weekend and randomly saw that they had a new single out. AOA is definitely my favorite K-Pop group, not that I have much experience with K-Pop. This review will be for the music, not the accompanying video/performance. This single "Egotistic" is a… Continue reading Egotistic – AOA
Album: In Cauda Venenum Artist: Opeth Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: Prog rock Label: Nuclear Blast Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: As a self professed Opeth fanboy I felt obligated to like this new Opeth album. Luckily, Mikael Akerfeldt produced an interesting and musical album; I had no trouble enjoying it on its on merits rather than the… Continue reading In Cauda Venenum
Each week, KAMP’s music directors and E-Board members write their picks of the week on a whiteboard in the station. It is an interesting insight into the minds of our staff, and a (likely inaccurate) reflection of what they are jamming to that week. In a similar fashion, every year KAMPers compile their favorite songs/albums/things… Continue reading KAMP’s Picks of the Year!
Album: Ape - Single Artist: Jinjer Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: Melodic Death? Label: Napalm Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Jinjer is a cool female fronted metal band that I think is set to make some serious waves. This song shows off how technically capable the band is and the range of vocalist Tatiana. Before listening to this song, my only experience with… Continue reading Ape by Jinjer -Single-
Album: New Levels New Devils Artist: Polyphia Genre: Metal? Sub-Genres: Math rock, djent, djazz, instrumental Label: Equal Vision Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: This album is fucking dope. Polyphia have been an impressive band for years, and this album shows what they are capable of once again. This album kind of fits into the instrumental prog/math rock genre; it is… Continue reading New Levels New Devils – Polyphia
Album: Epica vs. Attack on Titan Artist: Epica Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: Symphonic Metal Label: Nuclear Blast Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Epica is a great symphonic metal band and in this album they cover several songs from the soundtrack of popular anime Attack on Titan. I have watched most of the show (not up to date so don't spoil) and I feel… Continue reading Attack on Titan by Epica
Album: Sunshine Dust Artist: Skyharbor Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: Progressive Metal Label: eOne Music Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Skyharbor is a band I had not heard of until we received this album. It is their third album and apparently it is a long time in the works. It has been 4 years since Skyharbor's last release. They started recording Sunshine… Continue reading Sunshine Dust by Skyharbor
Acts: Sarah Longfield, Ne Obliviscaris, Wintersun Date: Saturday 9/22/18 Genres: Progressive metal, symphonic metal, power metal, melodic death Location: Club Red, Mesa Description: This show was dope, I really enjoyed it. Overall the experience was great, the venue was nice, the crowd was energetic and the bands all killed it. Sarah and Wintersun played songs… Continue reading Wintersun Show Review
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Album: Blackwater Park Artist: Opeth Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: Death metal, Progressive metal Label: Music for Nations Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: This is the fifth effort from Swedish prog metal legends Opeth. Written by Mikael Akerfeldt and produced by Steven Wilson, this is one for the books. Every prog metalhead has heard this album and will… Continue reading Sample CD Review – Blackwater Park – Opeth
Welcome to KAMP's Music Reviews
This blog will be where we post our CD reviews for the next few months while our websites are in limbo.