REVIEW: Bullet for My Valentine – ‘Bullet for My Valentine’

By Greg Maki After pursuing a slick, hard rock sound on 2018’s “Gravity,” Bullet for My Valentine has brought back the metal in a big way on its seventh, appropriately self-titled record. Focused, razor sharp and monstrously heavy, this is BFMV making almost no concessions to court airplay or chase current trends. Don’t call it... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Ice Nine Kills – ‘The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood’

By Greg Maki Dating all the way back to Universal Studios’ classic Dracula and Frankenstein pictures, no movie genre has been more synonymous with sequels than horror. It’s fitting then that Ice Nine Kills has delivered a part two to its horror-based, breakthrough album, “The Silver Scream” (2018). Given the band’s steady upward trajectory throughout... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: DED – ‘School of Thought’

By Greg Maki Emerging in 2017 with its debut album, “Mis-An-Thrope,” DED has been a significant player in the recent nu metal revival, and that looks to continue with album number two, “School of Thought.” However, working with producer Kevin Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed), the band has incorporated more modern, melodic hard rock... Continue Reading →

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