Category Archives: Album Review

One Ok Rock – Ambitions

We knew it was going to be good. We just didn’t know that it was going to be this GOOD!

Release Date: January 13, 2017
Label: Fueled By Ramen
Rocks Like: All Time Low, Sleeping With Sirens, 5 Seconds Of Summer
Recommended Track(s): We Are, Bedroom Warfare, Take What You Want

 

With an intro as epic as ‘Ambitions‘, we waited anxiously to see if the rest of the album would follow suit. It’s only January but boy are One Ok Rock setting the bar high for new music in 2017.
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ISSUES – HEADSPACE

Issues Invites You Into Their Personal Headspace On This One

Issues_HeadspaceRelease Date: May 20, 2016
Label: Rise Records
Rocks Like: We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, Of Mice & Men
Recommended Track(s): Home Soon, COMA, Someone Who Does

We’ve already been jamming this album nonstop all weekend, but what else would you expect of one of the most anticipated albums of the year? Issues‘ sophomore full length Headspace is flying off shelves and with no surprise! Read below for our take on the album!

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3OH!3 – Night Sports

R3OH3-NIGHT-SPORTS-2016-2480x2480elease Date: May 13th, 2016
Label: Fueled By Ramen/Photo Finish
Rocks Like: Breathe Carolina, Jeffree Star, The Medic Droid
Recommended Track(s): Fire in the Heavens, BASMF,  Claustrophobia

3OH!3 are known for their cheeky, in-your-face use of profanity and sexual language, but also for just making it work so well. Since day one Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte have come with a parental advisory label, but we’re not complaining. It has been a couple of years since the release of their last album Omens and even longer since they’ve been the talk of the town but  Night Sports is putting the boys back on the radar. Read on!

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PIERCE THE VEIL – MISADVENTURES

An Adventure Worth The Wait

Release Date: May 13th, 2016Pierce_The_Veil_-_Misadventures_use
Label: Fearless Records
Rocks Like: Sleeping with Sirens, A Day To Remember, Our Last Night
Recommended Track(s): Today I Saw The Whole World, Dive In, Floral & Fading

It’s been nearly four years since the release of Pierce the Veil’s very successful Collide With The Sky album. The grueling wait for new PTV is finally over! Their latest masterpiece, Misadventures, was released on May 13th, 2016. And let me tell you, it was worth the wait. Keep reading!

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The Summer Set – Stories For Monday

“I’m A Bit Too Pop For The Punk Kids, But I’m Too Punk For The Pop Kids”

The_Summer_Set_-_Stories_For_MondayRelease Date: April 1, 2016
Label: Fearless Records
Rocks Like: All Time Low, We Are the In Crowd, We the Kings
Recommended Track(s): Figure Me Out, Change Your Mind, Wasted

 

The Summer Set are stealing hearts everywhere, and after weeks of new tracks and music videos, the album Stories For Monday has finally been released and on Friday April 1st of all days- if this is a joke it’s the best joke ever! After a well needed break they’re back and ready to conquer the world, going full blast with a new album, new tour, and new music videos galore. (Studying video production myself, I know that often an entire day goes into shooting a mere minute or two of video! That’s got to be keeping The Summer Set real busy!) Legendary made us all want to pick up and take a road trip, but Stories For Monday is here to remind us that that road trip never has to end. Life, after all is our greatest adventure.
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Wildways – Into The Wild

From Russia With Love Comes The Booty-Shaking, Ass-Quaking, Twerkcore Charm Of Wildways

WILDWAYS(1)Release Date: March 25, 2016
Label: Artery Recordings
Rocks Like: Linkin Park, Attila, Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead
Recommended Track(s): Skins, Don’t Give Up Your Guns, Wings

 

Этот альбом очень хорошо! Я собираюсь написать весь этот обзор на русском языке. Просто шучу , это было бы глупо!

Never judge a book by it’s cover, or Wildways by their first single.

“You’ve undoubtedly heard (or saw) the booty shaking, bra downpour in slowmo, sexy watermelon eating/rubbing on bodies, “twerkcore” music video that is ‘Faka Faka Yeah’ by Moscow, Russia natives Wildways.”

And if you haven’t, I guarantee your typing the title into your YouTube search bar as we speak.
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The Word Alive – Dark Matter

This Album Will Have You Trapped On Repeat

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Release Date: March 18, 2016
Label: Fearless Records
Rocks Like: blessthefall, The Devil Wears Prada
Recommended Track(s): Face To Face, Sellout, Made This Way

At long last! The reason this review is so delayed is because was actually traveling out to Texas to catch The Word Alive at So What?! Music Festival. But now I’m back and I’ve had the time to give this album a solid listen through. Dark Matter is the fifth full length album release by the Arizona five piece. So let’s take a listen, shall we?

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THE HONEST HEART COLLECTIVE – CASH

Bringing The Classics Back To Life

CASH EP

Release Date: February 26, 2016
Label: Independent
Rocks Like: Arkells, Hollerado, Mumford and Sons
Recommended Tracks: Folsom Prison Blues, Hurt

The Honest Heart Collective gave us a sneak peek at their Johnny Cash Covers EP titled “Cash.” Their latest EP, set to release February 26th to commemorate the country legend’s birthday, brings Cash‘s classics back to life with a modern rock touch.

Not only did we like what blasted through our speakers here at RM; we loved it! Check it out!

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Simple Plan – Taking One For The Team

Be A Part Of The Team!

Simple_Plan_Taking_One_For_The_TeamRelease Date: February 19, 2016
Label: Atlantic Records
Rocks like:  Blink-182, The All-American Rejects, Bowling For Soup, Good Charlotte
Recommended tracks: Opinion Overload, Boom!, Farewell, Nostalgic, Perfectly Perfect & P.S. I Hate You

Simple Plan- A band any 90’s kid was familiar with, and every fan couldn’t get enough of. So while this Canadian born band was initially more punk than pop back in the day, they definitely have been exploring the more pop side of pop punk in recent years, including their previous album, Get Your Heart On!
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Hands Like Houses – Dissonants

“We Are The Sickness, And The Symptom, And The Cure”

Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 3.06.44 PMRelease Date: February 26, 2016
Label: Rise Records
Rocks Like: Our Last Night, Emarosa, Pierce The Veil, & Sleeping With Sirens
Recommended Track(s): Degrees Of Separation, Stillwater, Motion Sickness… All of it.

 

It’s been nearly a year since Hands Like Houses released the first track ‘I Am’ from their upcoming album, immediately captivating fans with the immense sound and talent behind the track, making Dissonants by far one of the most anticipated albums of 2016.

The word that comes to mind when trying to put the sound of the album into words is BIG. Everything about this album feels on a grandiose scale, from the huge chorus’s packed full of anthemic gang vocals, to the soaring guitars, the bold bass lines, and the epic vocal harmonies.
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