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 ...

Cytokine Storm “The Art of Dying Well” Album Review

To properly explain my thoughts about Cytokine Storm, I have to begin by explaining the idea of originality as it relates to music—a long-debated and complex topic that stretches far beyond the scope of this review. In short, when deciding the type of music one wants to make there are established norms to consider regardless ...

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 ...

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 ...

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