Thirty Nights puts Nashville on the Metal map.
When Thirty Nights of Violence first came across my desk, I wasn't looking for a Metalcore release to cover, I wanted something different for a change, in fact I was in the mood for some Alt, even Prog Rock or Metal. But the way Thirty Nights sprang forth from the opening seconds alone on their second EP You'll See Me Up There, projected them up my to-do list.
Ronon's Reviews is a small independent music website where we, only four of us active at the moment, cover talented up and coming artists and bands (not to mention all the work the behind the scenes!), and while we'd absolutely LOVE to review and/or interview each one that we get excited about, we have a difficult time squeezing everybody in... Enter this new column!
We might not have the time to do a full blown piece on everybody, but we sure can share with you, once a month, the 10 musicians we find worthy of being noticed by the whole wide world!
Japan is an untapped mine of musical gold and my latest find is no exception.
It's no secret that I love my J-Core, you guys see it almost every week, but I can't help if the bands of this genre kick some serious arse. Meet MAKE MY DAY, a Japanese Metalcore, Post-Hardcore and to some degrees, Nu-Metalcore (though some people call it Trancecore) act out of Tokyo, who prior to the Coronavirus outbreak were heading for a massive year.
They dropped their second full length album Mind Haven on the 29th of January before announcing a pretty sizeable tour in support of it, sadly that all went to shit, which is a massive shame for the world.
Glam Rock demystification.
As an antidote to pretentious Rock, this Crack-Rock band is such an original, amusing parody that plays with the demystification of the glamorous ‘Rockstar’ image.
Enter Shikari are one of those bands that never fails to excite me when they release new music, simply because they don't do the same thing twice and are always experimenting. It also helps that their lyrics are very political and thought provoking.