Artist: 
Ministry
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

As Andrew Trujillo told me before I reviewed this song; "Whatever you think this is going to sound like, it will be different than that." This track surely is an ecclectic mix of genres and politics. The song takes its name from the political movement called Antifa, short for anti-facists. If you like industrial metal, you should like this song despite the politics. 

Sounds Like: 
Ministry
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
02/03/2018

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Artist: 
Porches
Label: 
Domino Recording Co

First of all: this album would fit nicely against a visual of someone swimming under water in slow motion. (also there are a lot of references to water in the lyrics)

Sounds Like: 
Whitney
Sounds Like: 
Empress Of
Sounds Like: 
Com Truise
Name: 
Gabby Ranger
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
De Lux
Label: 
Innovative Leisure

The tracks on this album definitely do not disappoint in the upbeat, twirl around your room while you listen to them department. The beats are easy to bop around to, and very catchy, and are coupled by synth elements that are very fun to listen to. The lyrics about love are relatable, funny, and very memorable. The disco-esque tracks are modernized, and the entire album definitely merits the label of "groovy." The record is everything you could want in an album titled "More Disco Songs About Love."

Sounds Like: 
Portugal. The Man
Sounds Like: 
Holy Ghost!
Name: 
Chloe Hislop
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Tribulation
Label: 
Century Media Records

From the Swedish spectres that brought you Children of the Night, one of the best albums of 2015, comes a truly triumphant masterpiece that further cements the Gothic rockers in the annals of metal history. Skillfully channeling their affection for the dark and macabre, Tribulation has crafted Down Below, an album that is a twisted delight to listen to and sets the standard for what a stellar album should be in 2018. 

Sounds Like: 
Ghost
Sounds Like: 
Tribulation's Children of the Night
Name: 
Andrew Trujillo
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Spice Boys
Label: 
PNKSLM Recordings

Sounds Like: 
Thee Oh Sees
Sounds Like: 
L.A. Witch
Name: 
Katiana Coste
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Laila Biali
Label: 
Chronograph Records

Sounds Like: 
Sara Bareilles
Sounds Like: 
Somewhat Regina Spektor
Name: 
Katiana Coste
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Laila Biali
Label: 
Chronograph Records

Sounds Like: 
Sara Bareilles
Sounds Like: 
Somewhat Regina Spektor
Name: 
Katiana Coste
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Charli XCX
Label: 
Asylum

I don't know about anyone else, but in my own opinion pop music is sort of hitting a slump. Pop princesses like Katy Perry are putting out mediocre albums, once novel artists like Ed Sheeran fall prey to over-worked trends, and even Taylor Swift feels the need to be edgy and push back against what people have pigeonholed her as in the past.

Sounds Like: 
Dark Carly Rae Jepsen
Sounds Like: 
Lorde (a la Melodrama)
Name: 
Katie Fapp
Date Reviewed: 
01/31/2018
Artist: 
Des Demonas
Label: 
In The Red Records

When Des Demonas's self-titled album was presented at one of KAMP's meetings, I knew I had to get my hands on this CD as soon as Andrew said the album was reminiscent to Talking Heads. Since I am a big Talking Heads fan, I had to see if this was a modern-age band that had a similar sound that I could get into. Des Demonas is a little bit more punk-inspired than Talking Heads. Jacky Cougar Abok's vocal style is similar with a bit more punch than David Byrne's. However, the lyrics from "Des Demonas" are a bit more heavy than Talking Heads'.

Sounds Like: 
Talking Heads - similar instruments but Talking Heads is a bit lighter
Sounds Like: 
The Ramones - basic 70's punk rock band is basic but similar amount of noise
Name: 
Alli Gilbreath
Date Reviewed: 
01/30/2018
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