Talking On All LEVELS: An Interview with Dalton Kennerly

  When talking about the intricacies and enjoyment of metalcore, most topics of conversation and heavy debate can be boiled down to the dynamicism of the band. Metalcore- already a modification of the bare-bones metal and hardcore punk approach- by and large entails two key factors: emphatic breakdowns and greater use of dissonance. It is…

Interview: Nick Villars (Superdivorce)

  Over the course of modern music’s ever-evolving and continuing history, we have borne witness time and time again to a deeper delve into fusionsitic expression, with genres blending in ways we had never originally expected across developing platforms we had previously never dreamed of. Streamlined accessibility begat both a boom in market diversity and…

Interview: John Flynn (Hollow)

  Blistering, brooding brutality: better known as the steam-rolling, teeth-cutting trifecta that St. Louis, MO’s Hollow (formerly Hollow Heart) strives for daily. As promising as that may sound to the unassuming ear, even the most casual of listeners likely can’t help but wonder what must seem so original about this particular quartet. That’s where dynamicism…

Catching Up & Checking In With Detroit’s If Walls Could Talk

  If there’s one truly admirable human quality, it’s an individual’s steadfast determination. Such a quality is innately intrinsic in value and, when coupled with tactful artistry, begets a quanitfiable level of ethical drive and personal gain that appears cosmic- in every sense of the word. So, what happens when you multiply that star-bound personality…

Interview: Markus Johnsen (Aerial)

  … [sic] Aerial’s musicality is exactly as given by their name: taking cues from the earlier technicality of Northlane and intertwined with the dynamicism of ERRA, “Foreign Coast” is a gracefully arced and wound testament to metalcore… A few weeks back, we wrote these exact words in regards to an up-and-coming metalcore band that wandered…

Interview: Evan Kruschke (Boat Race Weekend)

Brutal honesty, gentle instrumentation, and 10,000 volts of emotion to the heart. That’s a solid summation of Spokane, WA-based emo trio Boat Race Weekend. If you are unfamiliar with the band and/or have yet to hear their sweet, melodic tones, let us give you a quick history: Boat Race Weekend released their debut album, The Talisman,…