Attracting The Fall “Limitless” EP Review

Raleigh, NC metal band Attracting the Fall released their “Limitless” EP in December of 2015, providing a decadent collection of heavy hitting bass and drums, horror film worthy vocals, and thrashy yet progressive guitar riffs with shuddering solos and an all around treat from beginning to end. The experience that Limitless provides is unique and... Continue Reading →

Interview with Something Clever at Carolina Rebellion

One of our editors, Rei Haycraft, was able to join Charlotte hard rock band, Something Clever, at Carolina Rebellion as they recovered from opening the festival the night before. This interview was broadcast live on Crim Radio. Scroll down to view the video version of this interview. Rei: Carolina Rebellion! I'm Rei Haycraft and I'm here... Continue Reading →

Thousand Foot Krutch “EXHALE” Review

OXYGEN:EXHALE is the ninth studio release from Canada natives Thousand Foot Krutch, and the follow-up to 2014’s OXYGEN:INHALE. Immediately noticeable, EXHALE is more aggressive than its counterpart INHALE; the guitar has more presence and a heavier tone while the bass gracefully carries the low end with a full and clear sound. The overall tone of... Continue Reading →

Osara Self-Titled EP Review

Osara’s self-titled EP, released in January of 2015, is the first major release from Columbia, SC based Osara. This short, yet explosive EP is every bit as professional sounding as one would expect from any major label. Osara pulls influence from across a wide spectrum of rock and metal acts. For fans of Alter Bridge... Continue Reading →

Interview with Chaos by Candlelight

We had the pleasure of interviewing alternative hard rock band Chaos by Candlelight as they prepared for rehearsal in their warehouse-turned-venue practice space in Laurinburg, NC. Fuel The Scene Magazine: Could you give us a brief history of the band and your growth musically? Chris: "We started off as a three piece band. It was myself... Continue Reading →

Blackwater Drowning “Delusionary” EP Review

  Charlotte-based metal band Blackwater Drowning describe themselves as “Not your momma’s metal.” Despite lingering questions regarding what particular type of metal mothers are most fond of, the adage rings true of this seasoned band—the blend of influences both old and new is apparent in their music. Formed in 2014 by veterans of bands such... Continue Reading →

Raimee “After All This Time” Album Review

After All This Time is the first full-length album from Greensboro melodic hard rock band, Raimee. With a sound that should grab the attention of fans of Nightwish or Within Temptation, After All This Time delivers a listening experience that should not be missed. The order of the track listing appears to have been very well... Continue Reading →

Knightmare “Wolves of Retribution” Album Review

"...and my axe!" Raleigh's Knightmare is a rare breed indeed. The North Carolina rock music scene is generally dominated by several varieties of -core bands, scrambling for scraps of territory amongst themselves and riding the coattails of popular radio "Nothing But Rock" staples. Every once in a while, though, something beautiful emerges to soar above... Continue Reading →

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