Starbenders’ Kimi Shelter: My 5 Favorite Love Songs

February 14, 2020

It’s pretty fitting that Atlanta-based alt-glam band Starbenders released their abum Love Potions on Valentine’s Day. Not because of the romantic title of the album, but because their entrancing, ultra-heavy goth Fleetwood Mac vibes that […]


Creeping Death’s Trey Pemberton: Songs to Live By

February 4, 2020

At its heart, music is all about emotion. Creeping Death know this. The Power Trip–endorsed Texan death-metal crew conjure all sorts of epic and devastating feeling on their acclaimed 2019 debut full-length Wretched Illusions. That […]


Cane Hill’s Elijah Witt: 5 Surprising Albums I Love

February 3, 2020

On their mostly acoustic album, Kill the Sun, released in January 2019, New Orleans ragers Cane Hill embraced what they have collectively called their “weirder and mellower side.” Think of it as their Jar of Flies. Considering his band’s sonic and emotional […]

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Victorius’ Dirk Scharsich: 5 Surprising Songs I Love

January 23, 2020

Victorius may be that rare band that can rightfully claim to be the leaders of a genre of one. That genre? German ninja power metal. The stealth-fighting, fast-shredding quintet recently dropped their latest album, Space […]

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