CD Review

Sample CD Review – Blackwater Park – Opeth

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


SHAED Interview- Summer ’18

Before their set opening for X Ambassadors on May 15th at the Van Buren in Phoenix, Arizona, I got to hang out with indie-pop trio SHAED. We met last year at South By Southwest 2017 and you can listen to that interview here: Max Ernst, the multi-instrumentalist, met up with me in front of… Continue reading SHAED Interview- Summer ’18

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Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – The Ocean Review

Album: Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic Artist: The Ocean Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal Label: Metal Blade Non-Airable Tracks: Release Date: November 2nd, 2018 Description: The Ocean, a progressive metal band originally from Germany, released their 8th album two weeks ago: Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic. The sound is like if Neurosis discovered Kayo Dot – it… Continue reading Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic – The Ocean Review

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Slave to the Grave – Alastor

Album: Slave to the Grave Artist: Alastor Genre: Metal Sub-Genres: Doom Rock Label: RidingEasy Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Alastor’s “Slave to the Grave” is a psychedelic doom metal album that I think newcomers to the metal scene will enjoy. The guitars are fuzzy but that adds to the ambiance of the music. Meanwhile, the drums… Continue reading Slave to the Grave – Alastor

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“Doubts” by Only Yours Review

Album: Doubts (single) Artist: Only Yours Genre: Alt/Indie Sub-genres: Indie-pop, indie-rock Label: Pirates Blend Records Inc. Non-Airable Tracks: None Description: "Doubts" is simple but beautiful, combining catchy guitar parts, upbeat electronic sounds, a bittersweet bass progression, and confessional (albeit somewhat repetitive) lyrics into a pretty pop song that would be excellent to blast while driving… Continue reading “Doubts” by Only Yours Review

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Mick Jenkins – Pieces of a Man

Album: Pieces of a Man Artist: Mick Jenkins Genre: Hip-hop Sub-Genres: Conscious Rap Label: Cinematic Music Group / FreeNation Non-Airable Tracks: All Description: The Chicago based rapper Mick Jenkins is no stranger to pondering upon the meanings of life, with his first studio album The Healing Component attempting at constructing a definition of what love means. Even before his first album’s… Continue reading Mick Jenkins – Pieces of a Man

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Mouths by Whim (Single)

Mouths by Whim (Single) Album: Mouths - Single Artist: Whim Genre: Indie Pop Sub-Genres: acoustic folk, alternative Label: Fluff and Gravy Records Non-Airable Tracks: NONE Description: Whim is a singer/songwriter from Portland Oregon, and Mouths is her first single released since January. The song reminded me very much of Regina Spektor, and sounded like most… Continue reading Mouths by Whim (Single)