Category Archives: Album Reviews

That’s Outrageous!: “Teenage Scream” tracklisting and review

Hate your ex-girlfriend? Like hardcore music? Then Teenage Scream is for you!

That’s Outrageous! is one of Rise Records’ newest additions to the family. Their debut album, “Teenage Scream”, could easily be described as ‘electronicore’. For fans of the genre, Teenage Scream is a must have for your music library. Even those that aren’t fans of the genre could find something in the album that they find interesting. With angelic singing infused with goosebump-inducing screams and breakdowns, That’s Outrageous! could easily make their way to the top of the music scene very quickly.

  1.  The Poughkeepsie Tapes
  2. Headshot At the Ballet Recital
  3. Teenage Scream
  4. #Winning
  5. Star 69
  6. So, I’m Thinking of Starting a Clothing Line…
  7. Is It 2012 Yet?
  8. The New York Chainsaw Massacre
  9. Re: Why I Killed My Girlfriend
  10. What Happens In Azeroth, Stays In Azeroth

IMPORTANT NEWS: UNDER THE GUN REVIEW

Hey everyone,

If you haven’t heard already, I have happily accepted the managing news editor position at Under The Gun Review. This means I am no longer updating this blog. Neither is Kriston. She has joined me at UTG as a writer.

If you haven’t looked at UTG, do it. We have plenty of exclusive interviews, reviews, and streams for your listening and viewing pleasure. I’m sure you’ll be quickly fond of the site and our content.

As for CurbsideAudio, its sad to leave it behind, but it was never meant to go anywhere. It got my foot in the door and for that, I am very grateful. Thanks for reading <3.

You can still reach me at my Twitter or at Under The Gun Review

Promotional requests/business stuff can be sent to UTGJacob@gmail.com.

Thanks Again,

Love,
Jake


Breakdown of Sanity – “Mirrors”

This album is amazing. I can’t even do a full review of it because I can’t put it in words. From the deafening 808s to the bone-cracking breakdowns, this album has everything your little angry heart desires. FUUUCCKKKK!!!!

Genre: Metalcore
Album: Mirrors
Website: http://www.myspace.com/breakdownofsanity

1. Prologue
2. Story Of A Stranger
3. When Silence Breaks
4. Infest
5. The Storm
6. The Chosen Ones
7. Lights Out
8. December
9. Mary
10. Deadline
11. One Bullet Left
12. Jnna
13. We Are The Wall
14. Paralyzed


Album Review: Speaker of the Dead – Emmure

Sorry that I lied about sayng i was going to do 3 album reviews yesterday. I kinda got busy, but this is the 2nd of 3.
With 3 albums and 1 EP under their belt in the passed 5 years, Emmure has returned to full force with their latest release “Speaker of the Dead”. This album is waaayy better than 2009’s “Felonly”. Possily because they took more than a year between the last album this time. Who knows but all i know is that this album takes you back to 2007’s “Goodbye to the Gallows” and a glimplse of 2008’s “The Respect Issue”. If you want to get redemption from the bad taste that Felony may have left in your mouth, give Speaker of the Dead a listen.

Tracklist:
01. Children of Cybertron (1:34)
02. Area 64-66 (2:33)
03. Dogs Get Put Down (3:03)
04. Demons With Ryu (3:02)
05. Solar Flare Homicide (3:50)
06. Eulogy of Giants (1:52)
07. Bohemian Grove (3:23)
08. 4 Poisons 3 Words (2:57)
09. Cries of Credo (2:44)
10. Last Words To Rose (2:55)
11. A Voice From Below (1:58)
12. Drug Dealer Friend (2:38)
13. My Name Is Thanos (2:09)
14. Lights Bring Salvation (2:27)
15. Word of Intulo (1:15)

Emmure will be supporting Asking Alexandria on the Reckless and Relentless Tour starting March 11th at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, along with Chiodos, Miss May I, Evergreen Terrace and Lower Than Atlantis.

For tour info go to:
http://www.myspace.com/emmure


Album Review: Slander – Dr. Acula

This is the first of 3 album reviews i’m going to be posting today. These reviews will be of albums that are being released today. The first is from the album “Slander” by Dr. Acula. If you haven’t heard of them they started out as a grindcore band but recently their last two albums they have gone to the Deathcore/Hardcore genre, which they do very well. “Slander” is a movie lined album, where at different parts of the songs they have lines from movies to give it a sense of humor or to set a certain tone to the album which I love. Dr. Acula has come from a joke grindcore band that never went passed 2 minutes for a song, to a listenable respectable band that can make face-melting metal.

 

Track list:

  1. Clinger (Stage 5)
  2. Fire Crotch (The Venereal Van Ride)
  3. Welcome to Camp Nightmare
  4. Currently Sexting
  5. Cocaine Avalanche
  6. Song Before the Song
  7. Pure and Immature (Goon)
  8. Who You Gonna Call?
  9. All Work No Play
  10. Slander
  11. Slampig (…And Then the Bitch)
  12. Party 2.0
  13. The Big Sleep

Hey Monday: Got Money to waste? EP

Today Hey Monday has put out the Candles EP. As if that song wasn’t overplayed already. 3 tracks. 2 of them are “Candles”. Don’t waste your money. Go download the new track and find the demo on a b-sides thread.


Album Review: Health, Wealth, Success, and Happiness Mixtape – MOD SUN

Health, Wealth, Success, and Happiness

Health, Wealth, Success, and Happiness

Let me start off by saying this, MOD SUN (MODern SUNshine, Movement On Dreams, Stand Under None) has become my favorite rapper. Not just my favorite white rapper (shoutout to Shady, B. Reith, and that “I love college kid”), but favorite overall.

Derek Smith (ex drummer for Four Letter Lie) is the real deal. He has reinvented hip hop and established a new genre untouched by anyone else in the business, Hippy-Hop. This comes from the all around good feelings MOD SUN gives off. The guy never has a bad day. I’ve never heard of anybody as positive as Derek Smith (who sometimes goes by Dylan). His music, fantastic. Straight from Blooming Sounds studios his beats and upbeat rhymes come flowing faster than water over New Orleans levees.

Down to the review.

Artist: Mod Sun
Album: Health, Wealth, Success, and Happiness
Release Date: Dec. 30th, 2010
Tracklist:
01 – Art
02 – Tye Dye The Night (prod by JCW)
03 – Highly Motivated (prod by JCW)
04 – Pass It My Way ft. Pat Brown
05 – Become My Life ft. Jonny Craig (prod by JCW & Zach Garren)
06 – Bars Of The Sun (prod by MOD SUN)
07 – Australia New Zealand (prod by MOD SUN)
08 – Got To Be There ft. Meta (prod by JCW)
09 – Where Were You (prod by MOD SUN)
10 – I Do It ft. Big Has (prod by JCW)
11 – Time To Celebrate (prod by Dave Siegel)

01. “Art”
A little explanation of who MOD SUN is, why he does it, how to listen to this mixtape, inspirational diddies.

02. “Tye Dye The Night”
He starts by lighting a “candle”. A smooth, jazzy beat in the background (made by James Chase Wilcox). I love this beat. It makes you feel good. Smith goes into his rhymes. Again, he is just happy. This song is really about enjoying what you have, staying positive, and not thinking about the non materialistic shit that most rappers care about (50, I’m talking to you). This is one of my favorite tracks from him by far.
Key lyrics: “Money’s cool, but I’d rather make some memories.”, “No matter the amount of negativity you’re presented with, 5 minutes from now could be your best moment.”

03. “Highly Motivated”
This track kinda explains itself, he speaks of his plans and path to where he is. He makes references to his biggest influence in getting started, Hanson.

04. “Pass it My Way”
Groovy Sega reminiscent beat. Digging it. Best part of this track is an appearance from partner Pat Brown (Good Problems, ex Sing it Loud frontman.) Singing a pop punk verse mid song.

05. “Become My Life”
Probably MOD SUN’s most notable collaboration to date. Jonny Craig (Emarosa, Dance Gavin Dance) is a close friend of Smith’s. He is currently staying with MOD SUN and working on some songs at Blooming Sounds. The song is really chill and show cases Craig’s vocal prowess (which has caused many the vocal squeaks when sung by myself in my car or shower) and MOD SUN’s catchy rhymes. A good track to get anyone hooked on some Modern Sunshine.

06. “Bars of the Sun”
Funky beat. This song is really fun. Fast paced rhymes. Jim Morrison, Scooby Doo, and drug references. He mentions looking forward, making goals, and reaching them. MOD SUN does indeed have big goals, and I have no doubt he will reach them.

07. “Australia New Zealand”
MOD SUN tells ’em how do live. More positives. Do you.

08. “Got to Be There”
This song features Meta, who I was not familiar with. But he is pretty good. I’ll have to find some more of his stuff.

09. “Where Were You”
I love this track. Maybe its because he sampled Oasis’ “Champagne Supernova” which is one of the coolest songs ever recorded. This song is quite obviously about getting high. More zig-zag references. Clever innuendos. MOD SUN also vocalized his thoughts on legalization. “LEGALIZE!”

10. “I Do It”
This one feature Big Has. I’m not really into underground (or aboveground) rap. So this is another new name. Anywho, the beat is smooth and jazzy. This song is all about working towards something good. “Before you go to sleep at night, can you successfully say that you were impacting the world in a good way?”

11. “Time To Celebrate”
This was gonna be the first single on In MOD We Trust, but made it on here instead. This song is a lot like his Party in the USA rap from How to Make a MOD SUN. But I’m not complaining. this song is catchy. Fun party song.

Health, Wealth, Success, and Happiness is a sweet mixtape. Its free, its fun, its fantastic. MOD SUN is the shit.

Find the download link here: http://www.modsunmusic.com/

Who to follow: @MODSUN, @thepatbrown @thejcw @jonnycraig4l @bloomingsounds

Shout out to MOD SUN’s #friendbase