Album Review: Cane Hill change up sound for new EP “Kill the Sun”

Cane Hill – ‘Kill the Sun’ [EP] (8.5/10)

When CANE HILL made themselves known towards the end of 2014 they were foreshadowed as one of the main bands to bring back nu-metal. Not that the genre had ever really left, of course. Their debut single ‘Sunday School’ was a great blast of nu-metal nostalgia with some nice modern metalcore touches. Sadly, their debut album ‘Smile’ never quite lived up to the potential the band seemed to have. There was a huge amount of buzz and the reception was positive, but it just felt like they were capable of so much more. While there didn’t seem to be as much anticipation surrounding the follow up album, ‘Too Far Gone’, I feel they went all out and are really finding their identity. Back with their new EP ‘Kill the Sun’ to be released via Rise Records on January 18th 2019, this may make or break CANE HILL. Continue reading

Hoobastank deliver the most unexpected musical comeback of 2018 so far

We’re barely over three months into 2018, and the year has so far been chock-full of surprises of every variety. So in that spirit, dear reader, I am going to utter a sentence so thoroughly unexpected that you may not have seen it spoken OR written in well over a decade. And the sentence is: “The new Hoobastank single is pretty good!”

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Linkin Park’s Legacy of Artistic Ambition

In the wake of the tragic passing of lead singer Chester Bennington, fans around the world are coming together to celebrate the incredible legacy of Linkin Park. The impact of their music on the hearts of millions of listeners, as well as their massive influence on fellow bands, is absolutely undeniable. Much of the conversation surrounding the band’s legacy will deservedly focus on their first two albums, Hybrid Theory and Meteora, which redefined rap-rock music for a new generation of listeners, bringing a fresh spin to a subgenre which had grown stale and tired before their arrival. However, any serious evaluation of Linkin Park’s career cannot ignore the significance of what happened after those two albums, and how every release since that point only added to the band’s stature as artists.

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The Comprehensive Guide To Nu-Metal, Part II: “Blind”, Fred Durst, and Ozzfest

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We’re rolling through part II of our comprehensive guide of the past, present, and future of nu-metal. In case you missed part 1, you can find that here. Part II rolls on, covering Korn’s landmark debut album, industrial rock/metal’s influence on the genre, and some surprising bands that had an influence on the emerging genre.

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