When Issues released their much-hyped single “Flexin” on Friday, the third taste of their upcoming album Beautiful Oblivion debuted to the most polarized reaction in the “Warped Tour scene” in recent memory. As of the time of this writing, the music video was sitting about 3,100 likes and 2,400 dislikes on YouTube, and the fanbase’s comments were all over the map… with some instantly connecting with the song, and others insisting the band had “sold out”. No favors were done to the public reaction by the delirious fever dream of a music video, which features an elderly Tyler Carter breaking out of an assisted living home.
The Banana Splits Movie is so odd for its release now. Being from a show thats been off the air for quite some time and missing the mark where it could of drawn in from the “Five Nights At Freddy” phase, I’m not too sure where the mark was aimed for this.
Solo excursions that are distinctly different from a musician’s primary gig aren’t rare at all – not when it’s easier to make music than ever before. This certainly applies to Things Change, the new album from Thousand Below vocalist James DeBerg. His new album, Things Change, is a shockingly well-developed blend of pop and R&B influences that manage to cram massive hooks into most of the tracks.
If you’ve not heard of UK metalcore band Renounced, rest assured that you will quite soon. The band, who have released two previously well-received albums, are really onto something on Beauty Is A Destructive Angel. The band’s new record, which is out today, is both a throwback to the era in which bands like Killswitch Engage and Misery Signals dominated – but also one that blazes a bold new trail for the genre to grow in. We’ll just get this out of the way quickly – Beauty Is A Destructive Angel is a serious AOTY contender. Why, though? Follow along below.