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Top 10 Albums of the Last 4 Years

By ELI JACE > Best of the Last Four Years (2017-2020) As America completes another step in the transfer of power from one presidential administration to the next, another chunk of history concludes. The last four years have been tumultuous beyond true comprehension, but musicians, as always, grind through, finding creativity where it lands. At...

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Gatecreeper drop “Unexpected” album

By ELI JACE > Billowing from the world’s number one COVID hotspot, Arizona’s Gatecreeper have surprise-released a new album. Surprise! At midnight last night, An Unexpected Reality, appeared available for purchase and download. Only hours before, singer Chase “Hellahammer” Mason started the tease.   I can’t wait to punish everyone for at least a full week...

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The Best Albums of 2020 by Jon C. Ireson

The Best Albums of 2020 Well, that’s another year down. Same as the rest, eh? Hope 2021 is a little more exciting *yawn*. This year was profoundly weird for so many reasons. We don’t need to get into them with another blustering analysis, it was just weird, man. In most years, there’s a toss-up on...

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Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall

Fall 2020 Album Preview: The Best Albums Heading Your Way This Fall “Prepare for an onslaught of creative output!!”. That was the shred of positivity thrown around by music industry observers when the pandemic hit and artists were plucked from their tour buses and forced to stay at home and let their minds wander. This...

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ENTER THE WHITE PONY

ENTER THE WHITE PONY By ELI JACE > June 2000, daytime — driving somewhere in America: *click* —CUT MY LIFE INTO PIECES– *click* —ALL THE OTHER SLIM SHADYS ARE JUST– *click* –IT’S GONNA BE MAY– *click*   These are the sounds of driving with an indecisive finger on the radio dial in the first summer...

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Korn’s Follow the Leader, Two Decades On

By ELI JACE > The year is 1998. Jonathan Davis barks back at a speeding bullet, sending it back through gas stations, backyard birthday parties and other scenes of sweet, late-century America, in the video for Korn’s “Freak On A Leash.” Without a doubt, one of the finest music videos, embracing the concept of a...

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5 of the Year’s Best Albums

2016 was a huge year for new music. Mainstream headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Blink 182, Green Day and Metallica returned for another gasp. Years-in-hype releases from Radiohead, Kanye West, Solange, Frank Ocean and Drake finally came forward. Neil Young put out two albums while Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and...

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Deftones create new metal classic with heady “Gore”

The theme of this review is consistency. For twenty years Deftones have put out consistently adept albums steeped in their own style of what could be whittled down to, in layman’s terms, as “metal.” But, it’s so much more than that. Gore is the band’s eighth and was released on April 8th. The number eight,...

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5 Years Ago Deftones Re-emerged with Diamond Eyes

Read our article on what a band like Deftones can teach independent artists.  Five years ago today Deftones hurled back with their sixth album, Diamond Eyes. “Let’s drink with our weapons in our hands,” frontman Chino Moreno suggests on “Rocket Skates,” the first single. “Let’s sleep in this trance.” Then, with the scream where you...

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Chino Moreno puts the haze in the chamber for ††† debut

The ghosts of Chino Moreno’s new-wave past have floated into the present for his newest project dubbed, ††† (“crosses”). The Deftones frontman linked up with old friend Shaun Lopez, from Far, and Chuck Doom for their self-titled, debut album–a collection of songs both hazy and guttural. Each track is kicked along by crisp, pricking hip-hop...

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Why Independent Artists Can Learn From Deftones

I’d like to talk about Deftones for a moment here while I’m inspired and the moment strikes me, and how independent artists can learn from them. I’ve been a fan of the band since “Around the Fur” when I heard the innovative onslaught that was “My Own Summer”, with it’s ever-so-strange and challenging out of...

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Donnie Menig stretches far with “Tear it Apart”

Drummer and songwriter Donnie Menig is pushing his first single “Tear It Apart” for all the world to see on his Facebook page. The pluses: Menig plays all instruments and proves himself to have at least great potential at all them. The drums are solid. The recording is decent though it could use some additional...

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