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movie monroe – when thE suN stoppeD: The Hip Hop Track to Wake Up America

Artist and producer movie monroe has dropped their colossal Alt Hip Hop track when thE suN stoppeD. With doomy, grinding tones behind the Las Vegas-based artist’s insightfully compelling bars, it’s an evocative ride.

If you’re as pissed about the billionaires getting richer while ordinary people are being pushed into poverty more forcibly than ever before, when thE suN stopped is the perfect frustration venting track.

If any Hip Hop track has the power to wake up America to the insidious injustice which seems to be more abhorrent by the day, it’s this bass-driven convictive hit.

movie monroe may have only made their debut in March 2020, but they’re already well on their way to becoming one of the hottest names in Hip Hop. Get him on your radar.

You can checkout when thE suN stopped for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Visceral Alt Rock and High-Octane Hip Hop Converge in Matt Michael’s Latest Release “Copain”

Breaking Hip Hop artist Matt Michael’s latest release Copain is exactly the kind of track which the word ‘Fire’ should be exclusively reserved for. There’s no preparing you for the visceral intensity which the high-octane track packs in.

There are a number of reminiscences to be found in the chorus to the likes of Linkin Park. Yet, perceptibly, Matt Michael threw in a smorgasbord of pioneering energy into Copain.

Vocally, Matt Michael switches between slow and steady Rap verses over downtempo old school Hip Hop beats with semi-orchestral layers, but when the choruses kick in, the vocals evolve into evocatively fierce Alt-Rock vocals.

It’s raw, it’s volatile and it’s a seamless convergence of Hip Hop and Alt-Rock which any fans of new and fresh experimental Hip Hop will want to check out. As he’ll be releasing new tracks throughout 2020, you’ll definitely want him on your radar.

You can check out Matt Michael’s single Copain for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Project Qoria fly straight through the nu-metal clouds with ”Almost Human”

Sometimes music is just meant to smash you in the ears and resonate with you. Nu-metal is a very popular genre in the world as music users enjoy the raw and rugged style. They like to head bang and keep it rowdy all night. You can feel that this band is influenced by Slipnot and Korn as they really go for it. Their music is hardcore and the speakers give us a sigh of relief when the song is finished.

Project Qoria give it horns with ”Almost Human”.This is a power-hitting band and they really go for it. Project Qoria is a character within itself and was created by musician/producer/­former Resonate front man, Jake Packard.

If you are looking for a peaceful song full of roses then this isn’t that. This a power song all about how crazy the world is and we are caught right in the sandstorm. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea but the strength and sound must be congratulated. This is a band headed for the light and who don’t care what gets in the way.

Check this out on Soundcloud and enjoy the heavy-hitting energy.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Toronto Nu-Metal band Under Stolen Skies release solidarity single called ”Kill Corrupt”

This is a group that is fed up with all the nonsense around us in the world. They rage through the machine style and rock the speakers until they are smoking with anger. This is music that inspires and would make an awesome movie soundtrack. This is the follow up track to ”State Of I’‘ which was reviewed in April by Amelia Vandergast.

Canadian act Under Stolen Skies needed a way to tackle the frustrations towards the corrupt systems that regulates their society and feel that things are way to cruel and unjust right now. A brave stance indeed and one that must be applauded. They are fed up and taking a stand with such a powerful song.

Nu Metal punk rockers Under Stolen Skies sing and rap their way into our sights with a powerful political statement that fits 2020 like a tight glove. ”Kill Corrupt” urges the world to open up their eyes to not be complacent anymore and stop all the wrongs that are happening right now. We live in a crazy world and this smashing track is all about being unified. That is the only way to make this beautiful planet better again.

Stream this angry Punk-Metal band right here on their Spotify page to hear more.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen


Jetronator releases dark and strange single Distance

Jetronator has dropped single ‘Distance’ delving into that Hard Rock and Nu Metal sound through this peculiar and dark track.

This piece is fairly mysterious in many ways, starting off with the low-pitch rough vocals, adding in the instrumentation of the piano keys and the tap on the cymbal, as the voice goes into an eerie whisper.

Then entering a more high-pitched melodic tune, as the drum beats pick up their pace creating a more suspenseful beat. Then kicking off into a heavier note, amping up the volume and adding in the manic instrumentation.

Making sure to keep going back and forth with each style that is portrayed throughout, nearing the end the guitar has it’s time to shine, with the incredible shred, that gives of this hardcore sound.

Head on over to YouTube now to listen to Jetronator’s track Distance.

Review by Karley Myall


Under Stolen Skies Have Made Their Debut with the Super-Charged Unifying Punk Rock Hit “State of I”

Under Stolen Skies

Punk angst and poetic poignancy sit hand in hand in up and coming Alt Rock artist Under Stolen Skies’ debut single “State of I”.

Any fans of Rage Against the Machine’s high-octane all-consuming energy will definitely appreciate the experimentally absorbing Nu Metal single. And yes, the single comes with the Morello-style improvised intricate guitar breakdowns which will make your synapses feel suitably rearranged.

Reminiscences aside, Under Stolen Skies’ sound could never have been born through mere assimilation. The urgency, the authenticity, and the sheer performative conviction well and truly put them in a league of their own.

The Canadian artist has been firmly affixed to our radar after hearing State of I, you’ll undoubtedly follow suit once you get a taste of just how fresh their sound is.

You can check out Under Stolen Skies super-charged debut single for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Dame Tu Alma – Skeleton Key: Monstrously Cinematic Swiss Alt Rock

If you hadn’t noticed, there was no shortage of ominous Halloween releases this year. Up there with the best of them is the Dark Rock single “Skeleton Key” from Swiss artist Dame Tu Alma.

The single may be packed with chilling atmospherics, but the phantasmal air weaves in-between sharp melodic hooks which pull you right into potently energetic choruses. There’s a unique synergy within the soundscape of Skeleton Key which constantly progresses never allowing you to find a moment’s complacency with the aural alchemy you’re ingesting.

It’s not all too often that we come across Alt Rock earworms, but Dame Tu Alma didn’t fail to deliver with their colossal high-octane stylistic offering to the genre.

You’ll hear a smorgasbord of influences within Skeleton Key, from Black Metal to Post Rock to Nu Metal, it’s all fed into the cinematically monstrous hit which stands as a testament to the artist’s authenticity and ingenuity.

You can check out the official video to Skeleton Key which was released on October 31st for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast


Damien – Angry White Boy Music: The Nu Age Of Nu Metal

Norwegian rapper and producer Damien has absolutely bowled me over with his latest track. Angry White Boy Music could only be described as a progression… or a transcendence if you will from the 90’s and 00’s Nu Metal fad, when acts like Limp Bizkit and Skindred defied the genre-boundaries with a brand-new sound. Rap artists such as Damien have perfected the craft with insanely edgy, monstrous rap flows against a hard-contemporary metal beat. But what I find outstanding is the diversity in this outstanding artist’s back catalogue of beats. He goes from your not-so-average Hip Hop Rap artist to mastering one of the darkest Rap mixes that has potentially ever been made. I may sound like I’m fangirling all over the show, but the contrast between the Alternative Rock instrumentals which include some of the sexiest riffs since Rob Zombie picked up his guitar and treated Metal fans to Dragula against his rap flow is absolute macabre poetry in motion. The rhythm, the pace, the angst, it’s all packed in there to create a seamlessly resonant track.

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Review by Amelia Vandergast