Quad – “Love” embellishes each track with his personal revelations

Based in the south of Chicago, Quad started making music when he was around 14 years old and started taking it artistically seriously two years later. He produces, records, mixes and masters, using only a Blue Yeti microphone and FL Studios. So far Quad has written over 300 songs and released 1 EP, 1 Album and 8 singles. Currently training as an audio engineer at SAE University in Chicago, Quad explained that his latest album “Love” describes his personal understanding of the sentiment. The album “Love” was written and recorded over the course of 2 months after Quad was electrocuted

Acemattz & Bipha shine on “Tshanana”

Watching Acemattz & Bipha perform in any of their videos is like watching friends realize they’re onto something big time. They are accomplished rappers individually, on their own terms, and as collaborators, as a unit, their styles gel perfectly. They’re not just comfortable performing together—they are feeding off of each other, refusing to be one-upped, beaming and grinning and head-bobbing as they take turns impressing one another. By the end of each of their performances, their formation into a real show-stopping combination seems inevitable. In the new wave rap scene, there is plenty of talent to go around, Acemattz &

FuzzKill – “The Get Better” reaches all the expected heights!

FuzzKill is a four-piece rock band that started in Boston, MA. Introduced to one another through musical theatre, the band’s sound is firmly rooted in early 2000’s pop-punk influences. They released their debut studio album, “Happen”, in early 2019, and their sophomore album, “The Get Better”, just dropped on September 19th 2020. We have all heard the biggest punk bands of the 90’s and early 00’s. Their music mainly consisted of driving drums, distorted pop-punk guitar work and a set of memorable lyrics to go with the angst-filled high energy vocals. Today punk bands are a rarity, and any good

Dan Friese – ‘Jane Songs’ is something to be treasured!

Dan Friese is an Oregon-based songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist. In April of 2020, he released his debut EP, ‘Happiness’, a collection of self-reflective psychedelic indie-folk tracks. His first full-length effort, ‘Jane Songs’, was released on September 18th, and is available on all major platforms, along with the singles “Streetlight” and “I Can’t Say”. There’s a lot to appreciate on the new album, and Dan’s voice is arguably the most attractive aspect. Moreover, his vocals are often enhanced by inspiring songwriting and raw emotion, not to mention a wealth of down to earth acoustic guitar strumming. Dan Friese has an organic,

INTERVIEW: C.E.N. – the voice of the people

Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and currently a resident of Dallas, Texas, C.E.N’s natural proficiency over poetry allowed him to produce meaningful and profound lyrics. Although he initially took the initiative to become a music artist for fame and fortune, he later realized that all he desires as a musician is to be respected and valued for the art he brings to the table. His music is deep lyrically and spiritually. Can you tell us a bit about where you come from and how you got started? C.E.N.: I was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and was raised in a

Hitrocker – “Project One” – breathtaking sound design!

Hitrocker is a German based producer who creates mainly within the EDM subgenres of House, Electro and Deep House. His first album, entitled “Project One” was released at the end of July, while “Project Two” is also out now. When I clicked on the playlist of “Project One”, I was met with song titles that were merely numbers – such as “Project 1.1” or “Project One.Four”. This falsely led me to expect generically themed instrumentals, simply meant to rock the dancefloor. Wrong. Well not totally. They do rock the dancefloor. But they also do a whole lot more. These are

Rashod Holmes Announces New Single ‘The One’

The soul singer relives how he met his wife and started his family on a tender new song. Rashod Holmes is known for bringing romance to life with his evocative voice, but he has never told as personal a story as the one he tells with his latest single. ‘The One’ is a true life love story that acknowledges the struggles and triumphs that go into building a long-lasting relationship. “I found the one for me” Rashod sings. “She is the girl of my dreams.” While Rashod is convinced that he has found the perfect partner, there is much more

Billy Ray Rock – “Get The Funk”- hitting up all the classic tenets of funk

Washington State Singer-Bassist, Billy Ray Rock, plays more than 10 instruments and produces and performs every instrument you hear in his music. From Rock to R&B and Dance, Billy delivers them all. His single “Get The Funk”, simply adds another delicious flavor to his sonic menu. His unearthly bass chops, resonant vocal wobble and inner funk DNA is scorching hot, while it straddles the genre’s trademark grooves. Blaring horns and slapping drums accompanies the party-styled adlibs, as the track treads its momentum. If you’re looking the glossy high-tech dance-club funk perpetuated by bands like Chromeo, then this is not the

Vincent Krennerich – “Verlassene Stadt” – plenty of delicate aural color

Vincent Krennerich is a composer, songwriter and pianist from Germany. The artist, who has featured on our pages before, has released his double-side single, entitled, “Verlassene Stadt”, which translated, would mean ‘abandoned city’. The second track, contained in this set, is called “Morgengrauen”, which in English, would mean ‘dawn’. However if you heard these compositions, there would be no need to translate them, as Krennerich’s music describes itself rather poignantly. Though stripped back and basic solo piano, the key to the success of both these recordings, is the propensity Vincent Krennerich has in composing subtly fine melodies. Both tracks have

Hybrid Blues fuses stellar musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and soul-stirring vocals

Out of Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hybrid Blues are a 4-piece band, made up of Mike Everard (guitars, vocals), Adam Pendred (bass), Mark Schaumann (drums) and award winning front-man, singer-songwriter Roy Hudson. The band signed to SGNB Records USA, has just released its self-titled blues-based album. No two songs on “Hybrid Blues” sound the same. The record not only showcases Roy’s abilities as a singer and a songwriter, but also highlights the wide range of influences that have impacted on his music. The album takes you in so many different dynamic directions that it can feel a little dizzying, while the

Infills Chain – “A Day of Suffering” – packed with muscled beats and passionate vocals

It was during the autumn of 2012 in a warehouse situated in the province of Varese (Italy) when Angelo Iovane (vocals and bass) and Christian Tabita (drums) decided to jam together after school. The two, who discovered a great musical affinity between them, felt the necessity to expand their sound, and went on to find Lorenzo Gisondi (rhythm guitar) and Davide Gisondi (lead guitar). Together they formed what would become the hard rock group Infills Chain. From 2014 the band began playing in numerous concerts while refining their sound. In 2017 the group dropped the single “Castelli di Delusioni” (Castles of delusions) with the conviction that they were ready to take the next step in their musical journey. The result is the release of their original 6 track EP, entitled “A Day of Suffering”.

The EP is packed with muscled beats, passionate vocals, as well as awesome guitar driven twists and turns in each track. While holding true to the heavy old school hard rock sound, the recording offers an updated and modern take on the genre that fans will no doubt salivate over.

“So Good To Be True” starts the EP off with a gritty guitar, followed by a supporting drums and a solid bassline. Combining a feeling of aggression and abrasion, it spins an interesting analogy about relationships.

The lead vocals soar, along with the call and response harmonies, and the driving rhythm. Next comes “You Could Be Mine”, with both muted and elongated guitar notes, a quick, but steady drumline, and high flying melodic vocals. The song showcases some fiery guitar soloing.

“Deadline” launches on rapid-fire drumming, bone-crushing guitar riffs and a thumping bassline. The stop-start rhythms, as well as the drumming and guitars, represent definite highlights of this track.

Overall a roller-coaster ride of emotion, each shift in style feels like an awesome tease for the next change. A powerful story emerges from the hard-hitting, fast beat of “Ballad Of The Soldier”. Turn … this … up! There is really no three better words to describe what you should do with this song.

The killer twin guitars come into full swing on “Rockstar”, giving the track an extra dynamic, and a fully fleshed out sound. This track contains arguably the best guitar performances executed on the entire EP – a mix bludgeoning riffs and ferocious solos. The versatile vocals shine through the entire record, swiftly oscillating between serene crooning, soaring harmonies and feral roars.

There’s no shortage of unbridled aggression and power here as the furious onslaught of the track, “Day Of Suffering” attests. Its superbly maneuvered juxtaposition of heaviness and melody is also alluring.

The new EP, “A Day Of Suffering” by Infills Chain, is definitely an engrossing showcase of the outfit as a whole, as well as their individual talents. The band’s chemistry is undeniable, and every member has place to shine.

The EP grabs your attention and holds it until the very end, each song bringing something special and exciting to the table. The pacing of the record is also flawless, no song feels out of place and there isn’t a second wasted here. But what really makes this album a marvel is its timelessness.

That’s the one thing about rock that a genre like pop will never be able to emulate. You can put this recording into any decade – past to present – and it will stand its ground musically, appealing to fans of the genre. If you’re a rock fan, there’s always a song on here that you’ll be in the mood for, and that’s pretty damn cool.

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