Category: Under The Influence

Under The Influence #29: Miscreant on “The Death Card” by Sworn In!

“The Death Card” is the debut album from Grayslake Illinois Metalcore act Sworn In. Having formed in 2011 they signed for Razor & Tie after the success of their debut EP “Catharsis” and the record’s release was preceded by a video for the first single “Snake Eyes“. Spawning five singles between 2012 and 2014, almost uniquely

Under The Influence #27: Enquire Within on “Scars” by Soil!

Starting out in Chicago Illinois in 1997, Soil had to wait four years before their fans could sink their teeth into their major label debut album “Scars“. Heavily influenced by the Grunge era and the likes of Alice In Chains and also classic Rock, they were seen by J Records as being the next Staind

Under The Influence #26: Navian on “The Way Forward” by Intervals!

Intervals is a Canadian Progressive Metal band formed in Toronto, Ontario Canada as the vessel for the work of mastermind Aaron Marshall and has featured the talents of Mike Semesky (Raunchy, ex-The HAARP Machine), Lukas Guyader (Monarchy, ex-Memoirs, ex-The HAARP Machine) and Anup Sastry (Marty Friedman, ex-Monuments, ex-Jeff Loomis, ex-Skyharbor) in the past. Having been

Under The Influence #24: Lapsarian on “Spiderland” by Slint!

28 years ago in 1991, Louisville, Kentucky American Rock quartet Slint released their second and final album, the follow up to debut “Tweez” which was recorded by engineer Steve Albini in 1987. Entitled “Spiderland” it is hugely influential on the Post-Rock scene the album is known for its angular guitars, irregular time signatures and having

Under The Influence #23: Together In Tragedy on “10 Code” by Villains!

Oswego, Illinois Villains changed their name to Yuth Forever after releasing “10 Code” before bowing out on a high in the summer of 2016 partially down to other projects like Darke Complex. The album itself sees Tyler Dennin of Sworn In fame appearing on “Man Of The Evening” while blending Progressive, Death Metal and Metalcore sounds.

Under The Influence #22: Aristic on “Macro” by Jinjer!

We’ve spoken a lot about Ukraine’s finest export Jinjer, a female fronted quartet that seamlessly blend the heavier end of Groove Metal with DJent and Progressive Metal to create something sublime. If there is anyone out there reading this and a Metal Head who hasn’t heard of Jinjer, then we’d have to say, we’d eat