Quiet! I’m Hunting! has an EP called The Fall, The Rise. Both the band’s name and the album’s title are enough to capture your interest. That is, until you play the album. Most bands make the most out of having an EP by trying to fill it with as much as possible. The first track, “Finisher,” is a one-minute intro, with very little build-up or anything to get the heart racing. The screams and vocals lack depth. The guitars fall flat. The drums, however, are crisp, on point and enough to round out the sound. The members are still finding their true selves, and with Southern influences, it really shows. This album will not get your heart pounding, and there will not be many fan favorites on the album, but if the group can expand on its vocal range and depth, with another guitar, maybe they have something there.
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
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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