On Natural Disaster, the debut solo album from Best Coastís Bethany Cosentino, the Los-Angeles based singer/songwriter takes close account of the endless catastrophes and upheavals of modern life, offering a high-minded and open-hearted response that makes room for compassion, imagination, and a radical sense of possibility.
Atlanta quintet Sevendust may be one of the most reliable bands in heavy music, putting out a dependable brand of riff-heavy rock album after album and tour after tour. Yet Truth Killer hits different. The bandís first album on Napalm Records captures the aggression for which itís known while also infusing melodic risk-taking that elevates the sound.
While packing classic deathcore elements, itís obvious the band are pushing their sound into the future. The industrial, more experimental elements may put off more Ďmeat and potatoesí deathcore fans, but itís impressive to see Signs of the Swarm branch out into a somewhat under-mixed genre. Certainly, their most gripping and impressive work to date.
Susto chronicle seasons of transformation within their distinct, diverse, and dynamic breed of rock Ďní roll enlivened in broad strokes of classic songwriting, storytelling and dalliances of sonic unpredictability. The bandóled by frontman and songwriter Justin Osborneóexplore change physically, emotionally, and spiritually on their fifth fullĖlength.
Loveís Holiday sits proudly in Oxbowís 35ĖyearĖold musical arsenal. It is deeply personal yet thoroughly accessible and relatable, all wrapped in the energy, hostility and vivacity that the band have always had. Itís a record that is packed full of simply brilliant songs that will undoubtedly become favorite Oxbow tracks both onstage and on record for the rest of time.
With such an infectious energy itís clear the brothers have poured their heart and soul into The Winding Way, managing to synthesize all that works about the group in a loving melting pot of blues, soul and rock. Even if it doesnít reinvent the wheel, when all involved are having such a blast, itís hard not to have a smile on your face with musicianship of this quality.
And I For Youís 11 tracks, born out of the pandemic, thematically tackle adversity, longing, family, home, love, and an unwavering hope throughout lifeís storms. Blending their signature mix of reggae, rock, funk and soul Pressing Strings showcases tremendous creative growth, maturity, and resilience backed by what will prove to be timeless lyrical messages.