Art the Band – Snacks

I’ve written a line or two about Toronto’s Art the Band, last year, when I found out about their full-length, Boost Unavailable. I was impressed and awed by it, so it’s with great anticipation and matching expectations that I’ve approached their most recent release, the Snacks EP. I wasn’t aware that it was coming, so I was surprised, and, upon listening to it, was once again surprised. I have to say that I didn’t exactly recall what Art the Band was about, but Snacks quickly corrected this. The first and “Big Track” is a pretty standard jazz … Read more

Namby-Pamby Boy – Namby-Pamby Boy

Out in September but available for streaming now, Austrian Namby-Pamby Boy‘s self-titled third album aims at the no small task of transcending genres and categories. While not being outside of any pre-existing box, Namby-Pamby Boy is an album that breeds jazz, electronica, hip-hop, and rock together in a buffet of compositions. The ten-track, one-hour album goes from moody to energetic and offers plenty of interesting and powerful moments, thanks to the lush keyboards and meandering saxophone rocking the songs. The album will be out on September first through Babel Label.

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Scare Don’t Fear, the new hip-hop – metal transgenre


Rap or hip-hop mixed with heavy metal is something dreaded because so many tried and failed at it.

Recently, Hacktivist has given me (and other people) hope for the success of the surgery. Now, Scare Don’t Fear comes with an album, Destroy | Rebuild, with an other perspective than that offered by above mentioned Hacktivist.

Instead of taking pure djent as a base, they seem to take in influences from metalcore, electronic and dance music, as well as a little bit of djent, too.

The rap is good, the scream is good, the music is good… Destroy | Read more