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A local metal show: Some Bands Surprise, Some Really Suck. 0

A local metal show: Some Bands Surprise, Some Really Suck.

Swing State 10/9/10 The local music scene on Saturday, October 9th presented us with the following bands that the local metal scene from the following has to offer: Lake County, Illinois: Attempt To Fail Gary, Indiana: Dead Men Tell No Tales Racine Wisconsin: Of Apollo Attempt To Fail Attempt To Fail kicked off the night with their first live show ever and proved to be a welcomed surprise, something that always makes a show better then expected.  They bring a different feel, finally, to the local metal scene.  This feel is most specifically not even close to anything metalcore, hardcore,...

An Acoustic Night at Swing State 0

An Acoustic Night at Swing State

 Most people might not know it, but Lake County does have more then just a hip hop scene. A grow number of acoustic acts are either coming through or forming in the area and Friday night is an example of this up and coming scene. (Possibly revise?) At a dimly lit and buzzing Swing State on Friday night, Everything Between. They are an the aspiring acoustic band whose members consist of duo Cat the singer, and Elliot the guitarist, who hail from Mundelein highschool. Their opening acoustic act kicked off the start of the night’s live music with their first...

New Chiodos – ” Illuminaudio” Puts Fears to Rest. 0

New Chiodos – ” Illuminaudio” Puts Fears to Rest.

                                                                Chiodos: Illuminaudio   Illuminaudio Alot of Chiodos fan’s and listener’s feared that Chiodos was most likely done, and would do nothing but go downhill after the departure of Craig Owens and the talent that he offered the band with his whiny vocals and high pitched shrieks. To all the doubters, haters, and nay sayers this album through its incredible nature loudly proclaims: “**** you!“ Even I wont diminish the effect that the departure of a vocalist (of any sort) has upon a band. Usually, a band will go downhill, occasionally at rollercoaster speeds. Examples of this would include: Casey...

Clearwater Theater: The Word Alive, For Today, Bleeding Through 0

Clearwater Theater: The Word Alive, For Today, Bleeding Through

Clearwater Theater 9/28/10 The Word Alive The Word Alive I caught the last three songs of a rather irate The Word Alive (TWA).  First off, I’ll hand it to them, nothing grows your fan base like cussing out the crowd for “being arrogant pussies”   The rant would continue with the lead vocalist going on a quick tirade about bands not wanting to come through because of the behavior of the crowd.   Now Clearwater isn’t known for bands sounding good there, quite the opposite, in fact. However, TWA sounded better at the Clearwater theatre than they did at the Milwaukee Warped...

My Ticket Home: What Happened? 1

My Ticket Home: What Happened?

My Ticket Home has released two new songs on their Myspace: Desertion Deadweight (Ft. Caleb Shomo) Normally I’d be overjoyed, but the songs surprised me a bit, and not in a good way. This band used to have a unique feel to them in the post-hardcore genre, but then something bad happened to them.  Caleb Shomo. “Who is that?” you may ask. I’ll tell you. Caleb Shomo is the current screamer for Attack Attack. “The bad one?” Yes, the bad one.  Caleb’s reputation for his studio scream may have provided him with incentive to go into music production. Perhaps he...

Domination – 4 track release. ( A band in the St. Louis metal/hardcore scene) 0

Domination – 4 track release. ( A band in the St. Louis metal/hardcore scene)

Band: Domination Genre: Hardcore/Death Metal Label: Unsigned Sounds Like: TAS, Monsters RATING: (3.50/5) So far the current songs in this Domination upload include: 1. Malevolent Decimation (Intro)2. Reinforcements (Feat Clint from Battalion)3. Highrise4. This Means War The St. Louis underground scene apparently has something new to offer the Hardcore scene by the name of band called, Domination.  While the name is incredibly original, the music isn’t anything that hardcore listeners haven’t heard before.  From the start, I’ll say this; This band is very breakdown oriented. “Easily the best band that St. Louis’s metal scene has to offer. Make sure to...

SINGLE: For The Fallen Dreams = Strange Faces (Pre-Prod) [2010] 0

SINGLE: For The Fallen Dreams = Strange Faces (Pre-Prod) [2010]

For The Fallen Dreams has released, or leaked, to be more accurate, its newest work since Relentless (2009) in the form of a single called Strange Faces. Strange Faces continues in the style and feel established by the last two For The Fallen Dreams (FTFD) albums. The melodic feel is still there in all its glory, but the song does seem to be a bit heavier then what you may have previously heard from FTFD.  The song also includes a surprisingly catchy clean vocals chorus sung two times throughout the song which probably combines for about a minute worth of...

The Cool Tour 0

The Cool Tour

The Venue: The Rave, Milwaukee, WI The Cool Tour this year consisted of headliners, As I Lay Dying and Underoath – Bless The Fall– Between The Buried And Me– The Acacia Strain– Architects– War Of Ages– Cancerbats Cancerbats : I only saw a few songs from their set. Honestly, I was expecting something completely different in hearing them for the first time. I had gotten the impression that they were some sort of punk band because I had heard about Tom Delonge from Blink 182 helping them out. Turns out they are some sort of heavy punk alternative band but...

A summer worth of Insane Concerts 0

A summer worth of Insane Concerts

This summer I saw the Cool Tour, Thrash And Burn, Warped Tour, plus several local tours and shows throughout the Chicago-land and Milwaukee areas. I saw 3 shows at the Rave, one at Mad Maggies, a whole day at Warped Tour in Milwaukee, and several local shows at Swing State and The Oasis. I’ll tell you all about the bands I saw and what I thought of them. Bands that I saw include: The Cool Tour: -Headliners * As I Lay Dying * Underoath – Bless The Fall– Between The Buried And Me– The Acacia Strain– Architects– War Of Ages...

Miss May I, August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada – July 2, 1010 0

Miss May I, August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada – July 2, 1010

It was somewhat of a hot day at Summerfest in Milwaukee on Friday July second. The bands however helped make up for the hot weather of the day. The CoolTV Rock stage where the bands played was right next to the entrance gate of Summerfest allowing the group I was with to get to the stage right away and hear the music. This would be the best show that I have ever been to in terms of atmosphere, the crowd, stage performance, and the quality of the music that the bands would produce. Miss May I – Around 5PM, Miss...

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