First Guess

Brutally honest reviews and commentary on the latest music

Xerath Masterfully Composes An Engrossing And Brutal Atmosphere

Album: III Artist: Xerath Genre: Orchestral Groove Metal Release Date: 16 September 2014 Official Website: Xerath.net Diagnosis: There’s really nothing quite like this out there right now. Xerath combines metal with symphonic elements … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘World On Fire’ Has Too Many Bumps Along The Way

Album: World On Fire Artist: Slash w/ Miles Kennedy and The Conspirators Genre: Hard Rock Release Date: 16 September 2014 Official Website: SlashOnline.com Diagnosis: This album is long! With 17 songs, … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flyleaf’s New Vocalist Is Impressive, But The Album Doesn’t Follow Suit

Album: Between The Stars Artist: Flyleaf Genre: Hard Rock Release Date: 16 September 2014 Official Website: FlyleafMusic.com Diagnosis: The main thing that Flyleaf had going for them was their heavy sound … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Changing Sound Across Albums

The above was released yesterday, which will be on Unearth’s upcoming album Watchers of Rule (is it just me or does that sound goofy?) set for release on October 28th. Prior … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

‘El Pintor’ Opens Strong, But Fizzles Out

Album: El Pintor Artist: Interpol Genre: Alternative Rock Release Date: 9th September 2014 Official Website: InterpolNYC.com Diagnosis: The first half of the album has some very good songs, some of which … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Death From Above Makes A Convincing Return

Album: The Physical World Artist: Death From Above 1979 Genre: Dance-Punk Release Date: 9th September 2014 Official Website: DeathFromAbove1979.com Diagnosis: It has been ten years since their first album, You’re a … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Siren Charms’ Is Frustratingly Uninteresting

Album: Siren Charms Artist: In Flames Genre: Melodic Death Metal Release Date: 9th September 2014 Official Website: InFlames.com Diagnosis: Siren Charms is one of those albums that will not allow you … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

‘Shatter Me’ Exudes More Energy And Confidence

Album: Shatter Me Artist: Lindsey Stirling Genre: Electronic Release Date: 29th April 2014 Official Website: LindseyStirling.com Diagnosis: Lindsey Stirling’s first album demonstrated her talent and her ability to write memorable … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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