hot takes on the latest albums
There were moments listening to this album that I was sure I was hearing the future, and there were moments where I was just as sure that the mid-70s lineup of Canadian prog gods Rush had somehow travelled forward in time and possessed the bodies of younger men to make some of these songs.
I Only Want to Live Once is the result of a passionate and talented musician let loose to do whatever he wants…and, of course, it all works.
If you bite the hand, get louder and defiant A couple of years ago when reviewing grandson’s first EP, a modern tragedy vol. 1, I referred to the multi-talented musician as being an artist to help you survive today’s uneasy world. With the release of his debut album, Death of an Optimist, I’m even more convinced that if anyone is going to soundtrack a revolution, it will be grandson. For an album that clocks in at less than forty minutes, Death of an Optimist takes us on a whirlwind journey that perfectly encapsulates this chaotic year and what it means… Read more »
Hands Like Houses’s new self-titled EP is certainly a departure from their Metalcore roots.