Hailing from Detroit, The Armed are sonically somewhere at the intersection of post hardcore and noise rock. The result is best described as a chaotic dream. Ethereal yet dramatic. Like shoegaze on meth. And yes, thatโ€™s a good thing. The Armedโ€™s lineup has alway been kept a mysterious, ever-changing roster. So much so that the … Continue reading 319: THE ARMED


Diablo Swing Orchestra are a very new discovery for me. I found them via their latest album, โ€˜Swagger & Stroll Down the Rabbit Holeโ€™ which was released earlier this month. Yet, according to Last FM, itโ€™s already my second most played album of the entire year. You could say I fell down that rabbit hole … Continue reading 318: DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA


When a band is as innovative and unique as Meshuggah was when they first came along, the unfortunate reality is you canโ€™t even touch what they do without (probably unfair) comparisons. But then thereโ€™s Vildhjarta, who actually managed to grow out of the long shadow cast by their fellow countrymen. While many bands who attempt … Continue reading 294: VILDHJARTA

293: BRING ME THE HORIZON / part two

In 2015, Bring Me The Horizon took perhaps the biggest step in their evolution, shedding essentially all their metalcore leanings with โ€˜Thatโ€™s The Spiritโ€™. By embracing a mixture of alt rock, electronic rock, and even pop rock, BMTH were able to make a bigger impact than ever before. Their fanbase grew, and they sound themselves … Continue reading 293: BRING ME THE HORIZON / part two

289: BRING ME THE HORIZON / part one

BMTH started out as one of the more popular deathcore bands of the mid-noughties, due in part to a more approachable writing style and the versatile vocals of Oli Sykes. From early on, Bring Me The Horizon were already incorporating broader influences than the average deathcore band. Gentler instrumentation, alt metal style slower riffs, hardcore … Continue reading 289: BRING ME THE HORIZON / part one