Interview: Wage War

Ocala, Florida’s Wage War have been making a huge name for themselves. With a highly successful debut record Blueprints and support on various huge tours, they are a name not to dismiss. At Carolina Rebellion I had a chance to sit down with the band and discuss upcoming music and festival life, as well as the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Deadweight, out soon. Stay tuned below for the full audio interview.

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Review: Lifecurse – “Elysium”

imagesBAND: LIFECURSE

ALBUM: “ELYSIUM”

RELEASE DATE: JULY 18, 2013

LABEL: INDEPENDENT

GENRE: METALCORE

RATING: 8.5/10

 

Elysium is Lifecurse’s newest release, and what an effort it is. The album combines the tried and true metalcore formula of brutally harsh vocals with soaring cleans, two-step worthy breakdowns, and pounding rhythm sections, and adds in the occasional hint of melody and tasteful electronic moments. Elysium can best be described as a tasteful metalcore album. Continue reading

Review : Cross Check – “Over Analyzed” EP

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ARTIST: CROSS CHECK

ALBUM: OVER ANYALYZED

LABEL: INDEPENDENT

RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 16, 2013

GENRE: HARDCORE

RATING: 8.5/10

 

Anyone familiar with Pennsylvania and East Coast hardcore knows that Philadelphia and its surrounding areas deliver some of the hardest hitting, consistently solid albums time and time again. Following in that vein, Cross Check comes out of the gate swinging on their first EP, Over Analyzed. Continue reading

Review: Beacons – “Endless” EP

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ARTIST: BEACONS

ALBUM: ENDLESS EP

LABEL: INDEPENDENT

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 30

RATING: 8/10

 

 

Beacons just released a brand new EP, Endless. The album is a heavy hitter that feels something like older Bring Me the Horizon and Chelsea Grin. While not a groundbreaking release, Endless does feel like a welcome blast from the past. Continue reading