Browsing articles in "Music Reviews"
Jan
30

Hatebreed – The Purpose Of Divinity – Review

By Admin  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

A lot can be said about Hatebreed front-man Jamey Jasta. The first thing that comes to mind surrounds his hilariously tepid performances on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, but most listener’s first thoughts would of course involve him leading the reigns of one of the most consistent and no-compromise hardcore acts still in existence (I’m partial to Converge, but who’s counting). So while the last time Hatebreed had really stepped out and grabbed my attention was during the band’s early “Perseverance” days, it was exhilarating to see that the CT hardcore/metalcore five-piece hadn’t lost a step, and may have gained a few with the release of their all new full-length “The Purpose Of Divinity.read more

Jan
30

Mine – Mine EP – Mini Review

By James Terry  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

Mine - MineSo I realize I am super late on this and its mainly my time mismanagement, but here goes nothing.  I came across Mine and was given one of their tapes of their self titled album that came out late October of last year.  The album is four tracks and about 15 minutes long.  I knew it featured ex members of Hang the Bastard so honestly i expected something slightly different but i was pleasantly surprised.  It is a really solid mix of genres that remind me of like an Explosions in the Sky a lot of melody and ambiance mixed together with a great ebb and flow.  I kinda wish that their was a tad more diversity in the overall sound but the recording quality is great and the arrangements are pretty solid.  I’m not the biggest fan of the more screamo like vocals but it kinda works with melodic and arty brand of hardcore coming out of the stereo.  My favorite song is Back Seats.  I really enjoyed the debut I just wish their was a little more variance in tempos and tones because it took me quite a few listens to really tell songs apart.  I hope Mine puts out some more tunes and grows even more because this is a really great start. [James Terry]

Score: 3.75 (out of 5)

Release Date: September 2nd, 2012
Record Label: Holy Roar Records
Genre: Experimental Hardcore
RIYL: Explosions In The Sky, Mars Volta, Hang The Bastard

Track Listing:
1. Crossed Out
2. What Kind Of Bird Are You?
3. Hidden In Drawers
4. Back Seats

Jan
10

Less Than Jake – Greetings And Salutations – Review

By Admin  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

Less Than Jake has been making a habit of releasing one-off EPs for pretty much their entire musical career, most recently the two releases, “Greetings from Less Than Jake,” and the follow-up, “Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake.” Apparently the group has now fallen into the category of bands that release full-length albums made entirely of songs from prior EPs; namely the two mentioned above. But seeing as the songs that are featured on “Greetings And Salutations From Less Than Jake” were written in 1996 and kept in a secretive LTJ time-capsule until their were recently rerecorded, I guess we can cut them some slack; especially since they haven’t put out a traditional quality full-length since 1996′s “Losing Streak.” Ok ok, so their semi-recent 2006 release “In With The Out Crowd” was pretty good, but don’t let anyone hear we said that. We could lose our 90′s punk rock credentials. read more

Jan
2

Woe, Is Me – Genesi[s] – Review

By Admin  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

As we close the book on another productive metalcore year, we take in a late entry from the Atlanta, GA six-piece metalcore band Woe, Is Me. After the bands successful fan base growth, due to an extensive array of touring and the release of their debut album “Number[s]” in 2010, the band fell upon some rocky times with the exodus and replacing of several key members (ie. clean singer: Tyler Carter -> Hance Alligood, and unclean vocals: Michael Bohn -> Doriano Magliano) as well as most of their guitarists. The difference then for their 2012 full-length, aptly titled “Genesi[s],” would be immediately noticeable and come as a sweeping change in sound since only their drummer Austin Thornton and rhythm guitarist Kevin Hanson remained from the founding group. read more

Dec
9

J. Charles And The Trainrobbers – Upon Leaving – Review

By Admin  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

J. Charles And The Trainrobbers, the resulting brain child of, you guessed it, J. Charles Saenz, have had a remarkable group and musical maturation over the two short years they have collectively been a band. After coalescing a group of five rag-tag rapscallions and fufilling his ambition of creating an equal-parts rock and country outfit. I personally don’t know who would wear Chuck Taylors and a straw cowboy hat, but I also didn’t think we needed jars that had peanut butter and jelly premixed, the later of course I found out we need at all costs. Either way, this Dallas, TX five-piece has furnished their first full-length “Upon Leaving” which was released recently through End Sounds Records and seeks to do just that; combine two potent genres into one memorable listen. read more

Nov
27

Deftones – Koi Yo Nokan – Review

By Admin  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

The Deftones have become a mythical creature of sorts in recent years; being only one of a few artists that were able to overcome being clumped into the nu-metal genre and have since created worthwhile music, like the metal/ethereal mixture found on the group’s last two records “Saturday Night Wrist” and “Diamond Eyes.” But with the band’s permanent bassist Chi Cheng recovering from a car crash (recently showing tremendous improvement), the group’s morale and creative energy were high when they stepped into the studio to record their latest full-length album “Koi Yo Nokan” with familiar producer Nick Raskulinecz. With Chino saying that the new record was recorded in the same vein of “White Pony” and aimed to be “heavy, but beautiful,” I had high expectations for the Sacramento California-based sextet’s (including Chi) new musical odyssey. read more

Nov
17

Brokencyde – The Best Of BC13 – Review

By Admin  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

Even though the name of this site is Bring On Mixed Reviews, and we like to keep a level head with reviews,  it’s noticeable at times that we will purposefully cover albums that are sure to be plenty awful with the expressed consent of ripping them a new musical asshole. In fact, BrokeNcyde is one of only a few bands that has been on our chopping block several times. Each time showing off how little musical maturity and technique they can exert and still be able to sell out shows to impressionable tweens. Covering their mediocrity had become a sort of tradition, but it wasn’t until I received their latest money grab, the “Best Of” (they have songs people would like to hear again? weird.) effort “The Best Of BC13,” with an included personal note, “Fuck You <3 – Brokencyde” that it finally cemented in my mind the correlation between the  bands music and a need to vomit bile……. from my ears. read more

Nov
10

Further Seems Forever – Penny Black – Review

By Admin  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

Even though if you blinked at any time during 2001 and 2002 you might have missed Chris Carrabba‘s inclusion in Further Seems Forever (and exodus to Dashboard Confessional), the lack of his moving lyrics and swooning vocals in subsequent FSF efforts was very apparent. So after a few one-and-done records and a reunion tour or two, the band decided to reunite with their original lead singer and reinvigorate their previous emocore roots through the release of their first studio album in eight years, “Penny Black.” While the band’s age image has changed, and now Chris only seems to make me think of Andrew Garfield, there weren’t any doubts for me that this new record would pick up where the band had first left off, delighting listeners with melodic riffs, and lyrics that tug at the proverbial heart strings. read more

Nov
7

Full of Hell/Calm The Fire – Split – Review

By James Terry  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

It really is no secret that I am a fan of Full of Hell so when I heard there was a split 7” coming out I got pretty excited. Then they took it one step further and posted a video for Return to the Mines featuring guest vocals from Mike Riley of Pulling Teeth, I got even more stoked. Well when the record went up from preorder I jumped and ordered. Fast forward to about a week ago and the record finally arrived from overseas. read more

Nov
6

Code Orange Kids – Love is Love//Return to Dust – Review

By James Terry  //  Music Reviews  //  No Comments

I will be the first one to admit that I was not sold on Code Orange Kids when I first heard them, then I saw them at West End and the energy they put into their live show really won me over. Fast forward almost a year later the band is now signed to Deathwish Inc. and releasing their first full length lp entitled Love is Love//Return to Dust. Ten new tracks that take an artistic free form through many styles of punk and hardcore, the album has an incredible emotional tidal wave that encompasses you within its wake. read more

So, Bring On Mixed Reviews : Welcome !

Authorize

Lost Password

Register

Please contact the administrator.