Artist: 
Daniel Caesar
Label: 
Golden Child Recordings

Fresh new sophomore album following Pilgrim's Paradise released in 2015. The debut album pictured Daniel Caeser falling. He rises in the new release. 

Refreshing to see an r&b male singer songwriter that doesn't bluntly sing about sex and getting high. Some lyrics are about those things but it's poetic and tasteful.

Sounds Like: 
H.E.R.
Sounds Like: 
Frank Ocean
Sounds Like: 
John Legend
Name: 
Brieana Sealy
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
KMFDM
Label: 
Ear Music

Thrash metal like vocal distortion played off an electronic background exemplifies this album, that’s not to say it IS thrash metal, that’s just the closest vocal comparison I can make. Apparently KMFDM is fairly influential on the metal stage, I of course know not of what I speak, but it is a pretty neat tidbit.

Sounds Like: 
Kunsts Ave Maria
Sounds Like: 
Michael Mayers &
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
Flor De Toloache
Label: 
Chulo records
Sounds Like: 
Mariachi
Sounds Like: 
Shania Twain
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
VinterSorg
Label: 
Napalm Records

Have you ever wondered what an album full of similar sounding songs with only one difference sounds like? Well wonder no longer! this is the album for you, constant ambience in a nice 35~ minute setup! lyrics are hard to decipher so no worries about FCC! Also if you like german this is a great album for You!

To be honest the album is pretty cool I guess, I used it to relax after a crash with a mug of cocoa so It is good for calming down as best as any metal can be, I can't really recomend it though, so Play At Your Own Risk.

Sounds Like: 
Aschephoenix,
Sounds Like: 
Kinda like Jethro Tull maybe? except... no flute?
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
Antibalas
Label: 
Daptone Records

The sixth studio album of Antibalas is a strong installment in their almost 20 year portfolio as a band. This album is lively, upbeat, colorful, and will sure to have you moving to its African beat influence.

Sounds Like: 
The Budos Band
Sounds Like: 
Nomo
Sounds Like: 
Daktaris
Name: 
Jaclyn Kelly
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
Zola Jesus
Label: 
Sacred Bones

 After becoming familiar with her music in the aftermath of her previous 2014 effort Taiga, I have been looking forward to new music from Zola Jesus for quite some time. If Bjork, Chelsea Wolfe, and Evanesence had a child together, the outcome would be Zola Jesus. Four years later, we are given the gift of her fifth studio album titled Okovi, a beautiful and surreal record that combines the industrial goth pop of her previous records, and gorgeous classical string arrangements with booming electronic beats. 

Sounds Like: 
Bjork
Sounds Like: 
Chelsea Wolfe
Sounds Like: 
Evanescence
Name: 
Roy Santa Cruz
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
Ikillya
Label: 
Urban Yeti Records

If you are angry about the current state of the country/world and like metal, this is the album for you. Ikillya's "War for an Idea" album is about just that. Starting off with "Your God," which condemns people for murdering others in the name of religion (non-specific, it seems like they hate all religion equally), and moving through the album to "Manifesto" which has lyrics like "one third of the population faces death daily from guns, gods or just a lack of water" and also addresses violence against women and tyrannical governments.

Sounds Like: 
Pantera (kind of)
Sounds Like: 
Black Inhale
Name: 
Taylor Brestel
Date Reviewed: 
09/13/2017
Artist: 
alt-J
Label: 
Atlantic Recording Corporation

"Relaxer" by alt-J was released on June 2nd by the Atlantic Recording Corporation. The whole album consists of just eight tracks totals at just under 40 minutes. alt-J's most-played tracks on Spotify are "Breezeblocks" and "Left Hand Free," but three songs from this album have quickly made their way to the top of alt-J's most popular music: "In Cold Blood," "Deadcrush," and "3WW."

Sounds Like: 
Foals
Sounds Like: 
Glass Animals
Sounds Like: 
Sirius XM's Alt Nation playlist
Name: 
Hannah Isaac
Date Reviewed: 
09/12/2017
Artist: 
Belphegor
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Belphegor previews their upcoming album with a hard hitting song "Baphomet". In true Belphegor style, the double bass on the drums is ear blasting and just wicked. The guitars have a wicked, eerie sound and compliment yet highlight the drumming. The vocals by Helmuth are phenomenal and honestly give me chills. This is such a great song and is only around 4 minutes long. The drumming on this track is totally insane, no where near Black Tongue or Infant Annihilator but still crazy.

Sounds Like: 
Exhumed
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
09/12/2017
Artist: 
Fozzy
Label: 
Century Media Records

Fozzy is a hard rock American band fronted by WWE superstar Chris Jericho. They have been around since around 2000 and they've constantly put out great music. This new single is the preface to an upcoming album in October. The single Judas has hard rocking vocals with existential ideas but is really a great hard rock song. This is a perfect rock out tune and would be great for both an alt and a metal show. I really enjoyed this song and thought it sounded similar to early Stone Sour. This is a definite play and I highly suggest it for anyone. 

Sounds Like: 
Stone Sour
Name: 
Alexis Walker
Date Reviewed: 
09/12/2017