Album Review: Amorphis – Queen of Time

Posted by on Jun Thu, 2018 in Album Review, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Electronica, Folk Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy/Traditional Metal, Lifestyle, Melodic Death Metal, Progressive Rock, Symphonic, Technical

Album Review: Amorphis – Queen of Time

The brilliance of Amorphis is their ability to intertwine several complex themes. Even before listening to the music, the album art and title are intricate fusions of multiple abstract concepts. The Queen of Time is a similar name to that of a previous album, The Beginning of Times. This is almost like a self-aware breaking of the 4th wall. The melodic music of their past is bleeding through into this futuristic new record, … read...

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Album Review: Distances- Diableries

Posted by on Mar Tue, 2018 in Album Review, Band Profile, Death Metal, Doom Metal, Electronica, Melodic Death Metal, New Releases, Progressive Rock, Symphonic, Technical

Album Review: Distances- Diableries

Alburqurque based progressive metal band, Distances, are back with a vengeance. Their new material is even heavier and louder than ever before. The screamed lyrics and tremolo riffs are reminiscent of black metal. Violas and wind instruments provide a stark contrast to the crushing dissonance of the distorted guitars and guttural vocals. Far from clashing, these disparate musical styles highlight the multifaceted talents of the band. Their sound is powerful but sophisticated. There is a … read...

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Album Review: Disasterina – LA’s Most Disastrous Drag Queen

Posted by on Nov Tue, 2017 in Album Review, Electronica, Glam Rock/Hair Metal, Lifestyle, New Releases, Shock Rock

Album Review: Disasterina – LA’s Most Disastrous Drag Queen

Disasterina is a drag queen, performer, and musician based in Los Angeles, California. Her new album, LA’s Most Disastrous Drag Queen, lives up to her over-the-top reputation. Released by Entelodon Records, this album is true to the spirit of electronic dance music. Disasterina’s song structures are ridiculously catchy. This is a throwback to old school techno, capturing the riotous party vibe of classic house music. Sprinkled with elements of humor, the music is varied … read...

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Rave Review: The Culture Shock of a Metalhead at EDC

Posted by on Jun Fri, 2017 in Concert Review, Electronica, Lifestyle, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal, Surf Rock, Symphonic, Technical, Venue Review

Rave Review: The Culture Shock of a Metalhead at EDC

I. Introduction: Stranger in a Strange Land As we explored in a previous Rave Review, there are several varieties of electronica, from trippy trance jams, to bass heavy headbangers, to remixes of old classics. During an annual music festival, each subgenre is represented by an impressive roster of world class DJs, performing on 8 different stages, with underground artists spinning on mobile art carts. This is  The Electric Daisy Carnival, or EDC,  the biggest … read...

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Rave, Reggae, Rock

Posted by on Jun Sat, 2012 in Electronica, Upcoming Shows

This post is named after a shirt I got from the mall in high school. I think it was from like, Claire’s or Hot Topic or some equally corny establishment. It just said “Rave Reggae Rock” in neon colors on a cool tank top.  Anyway, I just got back from a Rave at the very decent hour of 2:18 AM.  It was pretty cool, but I felt self conscious because I thought I looked like … read...

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