Category: Reviews

Downfall 2012 – We Welcome the Pain review

Review by William Dibble, images provided by Downfall 2012 Houston, Texas, is perhaps most famous for being the site of NASA control. We all know the phrase “Houston, we have a problem” so well that it has become part of our national daily lexicon for when something has gone wrong. Houstin-based metal outfit Downfall 2012 hopes ...

Dead End Scene – Dead End Scene EP review

Written by William Dibble Many of the bands we cover are locals from North Carolina or all over the southeast. We recently covered Shatterproof, a folksy punk band from New Mexico, and today, our journey takes us far across oceans and mountainscapes to the distant Helsinki, Finland. Despite what some conspiracy theorists claim, Finland does, ...

Shatterproof – Shatterproof review

Written by William Dibble Nobody can deny that the internet has revolutionized music. The number of independent artists out there is exploding, and shows no signs of stopping. The question becomes, with this influx of new artists, how does one stand out? How does a band differentiate themselves from the competition? Shatterproof has certainly figured ...

GALLERY: 3rd Annual Queen City Metalfest at The Fillmore Underground

Photography by Hannah Lee Photography. The 3rd Annual Queen City Metalfest gathered eight of Charlotte, NC’s top metal acts in solidarity under one roof at The Fillmore Underground. The festival boasted an incredible 600+ attendees, proving once and for all that the local music scene is not only thriving, but is producing bands, shows, and ...

Ded – Mis-An-Thrope review

Written by William Dibble Hardcore was founded as an unabashedly angry genre of music. It was a bunch of people getting together and screaming at their microphones, featuring bands like Hatebreed and Converge (depending on who you ask). Phoenix natives Ded launch a new album today, Mis-An-Thrope, and it is a solid belt notch on ...

Codex Obscura – Miira review

Review written by William Dibble Art, by definition, is an intensely personal creation. It is a direct channel into the mind of its creator, and deathcore is no exception (we erroneously referred to Codex Obscura as death metal in a prior review). Miira is a self-recorded, self-mixed, self-produced album by one person, which makes its ...

Forthteller – Nihilist review

Written by William Dibble The genre of technical metalcore is booming. Within the last five to ten years, numerous new bands have hit the scene, each bringing a bit of a different take on the genre. Forthteller’s EP, Nihilist, released on July 7th of this year. Relatively new to the scene, they brought out an ...

Barb Wire Dolls – Rub My Mind review

Review by William Dibble Punk rock has a long and storied tradition of political bands, messages, and stunts. The genre also has a long history of being a worldwide phenomenon, with punk bands springing up wherever rock music could be found. Barb Wire Dolls, from Greece, are no exception to those traditions. Founded in 2010, ...

Welcome To Rockville 2017 Recap

The World’s Loudest Month kicked off in spectacular fashion on April 29th and 30th with the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Florida and their sister festival Fort Rock in Fort Myers, FL, boasting a record-breaking weekend with over 75,000 music fans over the two sites. Fuel The Scene Magazine was on-site a Welcome to ...