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Thursday’s Geoff Rickly on Reissues, the Future, and Selling Crockpots

Thursday is no more, but their legacy lives on, with singer Geoff Rickly reissuing Waiting on his own label and talking about what chances, if any, there are to the group reuniting.

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The Acacia Strain: Coma Witch

Coma Witch is a bracing, unapologetic, mesmerizing album. And it could very well be easily one of the best metal albums of the year.

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14 Oct 2014 // 1:01 AM

Texas in July: Bloodwork

Texas in July is so lifeless that not even the transfusion of a whole new line-up can revive this corpse.

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8 Oct 2014 // 10:30 AM

Exotype: Exotype

Exotype is a prototype for what can be done with metalcore, and, in terms of mindless sheer enjoyment, this LP does deliver the goods.

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4 Apr 2013 // 10:02 PM

Neaera: Ours Is the Storm

The German upstarts give one of their finest performances to date as they continue to surpass most of their older, more experienced contemporaries.

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Five Finger Death Punch: American Capitalist

The most popular metal band in America makes the most unnecessary blunders to spoil what is otherwise a pretty good third album.

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Maylene and the Sons of Disaster: IV

Amid a return to their highly-favored early sound, the Southern metalcore group has decided to expand their vocal styles as well. These two things together will leave you feeling somewhat perplexed.

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Falling in Reverse: The Drug in Me Is You

After returning from two years of incarceration, scene bad boy Ronnie Radke is back in action in the form of his new post-hardcore outfit Falling in Reverse. One thing is clear – he’s pissed.

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Oh, Sleeper: Children of Fire

Children of Fire shows that Oh, Sleeper, like the majority of Christian metal bands, can do well even when they're for the most part sticking to the trappings of metalcore.

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Unearth: Darkness in the Light

The rest of modern metal would do well to heed this latest clinic by Unearth on the lost art of consistency.

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23 Jun 2011 // 8:56 PM

Silverstein: Rescue

Post-hardcore outfit Silverstein tread off the worn path and into new territory with exciting results.

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14 Nov 2010 // 9:00 PM

Envy: Recitation

Who are Envy? Envy are Japanese post-hardcore. Are they Unwound? No. Are they At The Drive-In? No.

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4 Aug 2010 // 9:00 PM

Norma Jean: Meridional

After four albums of not being able to pick a style, Norma Jean settle for using a little bit of everything, and it works surprisingly well.

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Haste the Day: Attack of the Wolf King

The Indiana metalcore quintet is still going strong despite losing more members. But they're starting to lose their core sound as well.

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15 Jul 2010 // 9:00 PM

Parkway Drive: Deep Blue

The Australian group is still flying high on their third album, but it falls far short of their previous success.

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Eyes Set to Kill: Broken Frames

Led by the Rodriguez sisters and a new screamer, Eyes Set to Kill has hit its stride once again with Broken Frames.

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Heaven Shall Burn: Invictus (Iconoclast III)

With one of the most intelligent, well-composed albums released in the past decade, Heaven Shall Burn set a new standard of greatness in the metal scene worldwide.

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2 Jun 2010 // 9:00 PM

Woe of Tyrants: Threnody

Ohio-based quintet Woe of Tyrants craft a magnificent album with a unique genre-fusing sound, proving that they have staying power beyond many of their peers.

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Bleeding Through: Bleeding Through

The Orange County six-piece is finally free of their contract with Trustkill Records, but their newest album lacks the cohesion of their final release on their old label.

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Bullet for My Valentine: Fever

This album shows the Welsh metalcore group at their best and their worst. Ultimately, though, the biggest problem is that they still aren't reaching the quality level of their debut album.

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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