A Bullet For Pretty Boy just released their new album, Symbiosis. With it being recorded at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss, it still fell short of something better. ABFPB have still yet to find their sound. The melodies on the album often seem to sound like an after thought. The track “Illumination” is nothing but an instrumental that seems to serve no purpose to the album. It split the record into separate halves, almost separating two EP’s instead of creating a single LP. The breakdowns came across forced and rushed. However, there does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. The final track “Self-Disclosure” is the best track on the album. The track is put together well, not rushed, and plays well with the vocal melodies and sound. If this is a glimpse of the direction the band is going, then there is still hope.
Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.Full Feature More from Employed to Serve
In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.Full Feature More from HM Magazine
My Epic's last full-length album came out in 2013; despite a number of EPs along the way, the band's dedication to their craft, lyrical approach, and unyielding approach to let the music come naturally has made them critical darlings. Now, they're learning to interact and feed a rabid fanbase in between albums and in a new normal.Full Feature More from My Epic
On Tigerwine's latest, 'Nothing is for You,' vocalist and lyricist Trobee departs from the band's last effort as a concept record to write about an array subjects. Notably, Trobee tackles his evolution from rigid belief system to an acceptance and understanding of other ideas: "Through touring and becoming close with those very people I was taught to be afraid of, I realized how untrue it all is."Full Feature More from Tigerwine