Author: Zac McDowell

Title: This is Called Survival – EP Artist: Pressure Cracks Record Label: War Against Records Release Date: Jan. 10, 2020 ★★★★   Southern California has been an epicenter for some of the heaviest hardcore bands in existence.  This band upholds that statement with their latest effort. SoCal hardcore band Pressure Cracks have just recently dropped […]

Title: Fiend Artist: A Sense of Purpose Record Label: Self-released Date Released: January 17th, 2020  ★★★ The Cleveland-based metalcore outfit A Sense of Purpose recently dropped their latest single Fiend.  This was a long awaited single, as their last song, Cougar, was released all the way in early September.  This song features a soft reverb […]

Title: 20/20 Vision Artist: Anti-Flag Record Label: Universal Music Operations Limited, Spinefarm Records Release Date: January 17th, 2020 ★★★ Pittsburgh-based punk trio Anti-Flag dropped their 12th studio album 20/20 Vision on Jan. 17, 2020.  This is a change of pace from their previous release American Fall (2017) as it features different types of songs on […]

Title: Nothing Left to Love Artist: Counterparts Record Label: Pure Noise Records Release Date: November 1st, 2019 ★★★★★   The Canadian metalcore/melodic hardcore group Counterparts released their 6th full length this month, and it is one to be recorded in the heavy music history books.  This is a contender for Album of the Year (at […]

Title: In Darkness Artist: Varials Record Label: Fearless Records Release Date: October 11th, 2019 ★★★★   The Philadelphia based metalcore outfit Varials recently released their sophomore record In Darkness.  This album incorporates a much =-7ifferent sound from the precedent Pain Again, as the band is starting to truly find a sound that they are happy […]

Title: “For A Second” Artist: City Mouth Record Label: Take This to Heart Records Release Date: September 13th, 2019 ★★   The newest single from Chicago indie pop band City Mouth dropped just last week through Take This to Heart Records.  The single “For A Second” is a pop rock tune that reminds me of newer […]

Title: breathe Artist: Tiny Moving Parts Record Label: Hopeless Records Release Date: September 13th, 2019 ★★★   Midwest math rock/emo revival trio Tiny Moving Parts, recently released their 7th studio album breathe through Hopeless Records.  With their first studio LP being released all the way in 2008, their sound has evolved, grown, and changed throughout […]


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