Mixing the freshness and spontaneity of emocore with the power and intensity of groups like Incubus and Pearl Jam, Louisiana's 12 Stones can have it all. A great vocalist in Paul McCoy (who also appears on the Evanescence no.1) superb guitarist in Eric Weaver and a bass and drum axis of Aaron Gainer and Kevin Dorr that's second to none. The band's debut is both powerful and aggressive, but at the same time seething with anthemic qualities that will impress you straight away. They're young and talented and their producer Jay Baumgardner (Papa Roach, Drowning Pool, Alien Ant Farm)is an enthusiastic fan - 'The enormity of this band is going to shock the industry'. Hyperbole aside this is a stunning debut.
Boysetsfire are one of the best hardcore bands on the planet. Their classic "After The Eulogy" set new standards of passion, commitment and raw energy. This new mini album, a taster for the album to be issued early next year, is another stormin' session. "Live For Today" features four brand new tracks plus live versions of two tracks from "After The Eulogy".
Texas-based band Stereo Fuse are the latest signings to the Wind Up stable (home of the likes of Seether, Drowning Pool, Boy Sets Fire and 12 Stones) and this is their self titled debut effort. Full of the type of rock performed by the likes of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and 12 Stones, the band has a knack for the fishhook chorus and the album is anthemic in stature. Huge US hit "Everything" is just one of the many highlights.
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Various ArtistsSomewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds Of Japan 1980-1988
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