If you were to combine the guttural screams of Michael Crafter from the screamo outfit, I Killed the Prom Queen, with the composition style of Thrice, and then mix in the hushed moments found on Of Mice & Men’s latest album, ‘Restoring Force,’ you would have Savannah’s very own Standpoint Theory. The band (SCAD student, Jacob Zimmerman on vocals, SCAD student, Anthony Zeppetella on guitar and backup vocals, and Cody Coplin on guitar) released on July 8 their first LP, ‘This Will Be.’ The post-hardcore group definitely experimented with various tricks they learned from their influences: a surprise ballad courtesy of Brand New and a cameo with female vocalist, Paige Cambern, as a shout-out to Tonight Alive. Standpoint Theory have potential and it’s just a matter of sharpening the swords of their talents so every song has an edge.
July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized
Going into this album I didn’t know much of Lana Del Rey’s third studio album, ‘Ultraviolence.’ “Shades of Cool,” a single, did not resonate with me as much as the songs on her previous album, ‘Born to Die.’
With expectations in limbo of ‘Ultraviolence,’ the trance-like effect that bloomed from the very beginning of the first song, “Cruel World,” took me straight to the calm abyss that Lana Del Rey masterfully creates. “Cruel World” is one of the strongest songs on the album and a great way to start and transition to the entirety of ‘Ultraviolence.’
June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
White Reaper’s debut EP marks the band’s distinct sound from the first couple of riffs. The first track, “Cool,” begins with a strong upbeat intro soon followed by vocals that strongly resemble The Orwells. You are soon sucked into a song that brings out a mood that motivates you to want to go out and do something exciting.