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The Little Known Divide: Scene vs. Hardcore 0

The Little Known Divide: Scene vs. Hardcore

If you look like this, you are part of the scene. No questions. The doors are about to open up and there is a line of folks all the way down the side of the building. Kids are waiting to get in dressed in their slip ons, tight skinny jeans, straightened hair, and their Blessthefall, The Devil Wears Prada, and Miss May I T-Shirts. Others are dressed in cargo shorts, sport long unkempt hair, and an As I Lay Dying large T-Shirt. Last but not least, we have the Hardcore Tough Guys in their mesh shorts, bro mosh basketball jerseys, and angry...

Another Hidden Gem: Seasons 0

Another Hidden Gem: Seasons

Seasons Some of you may be a bit sick of the cool 20-30 second string of riffs, a breakdown, a few more sweeps, and riffs, a breakdown, and yet another few sweeps that sound thrown in just before another breakdown. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE a good breakdown, but sometimes they can feel so overused that you just don’t get as pumped up from them as you have in the past. There are some bands out there that mix in breakdowns quite well, but either you already know about them, and/or you haven’t been able to find any new...

Finally: Melodic Hardcore out of Chicago that doesn’t suck! 6

Finally: Melodic Hardcore out of Chicago that doesn’t suck!

                     Glaciers: Melodic Hardcore in the Chicagoland area at its finest.      Do good things ever come out of Northwest Illinois/Chicago anymore? Many of us here are worn down by a continued bombardment of things such as high taxes, fleeing businesses, corrupt politicians, insane regulations, and expensive permits needed to change a piece of your toilet or even build a doghouse! (Yea, you need a 70$ permit to build a doghouse here. I’m not joking unfortunately.) Well, some thing good and refreshing has just came roaring out of nowhere into the metal scene here. Glaciers, a band that has...

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...

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