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[19 Nov 2012 | 8 Comments | ]
Deftones <em>Koi No Yokan</em> Album CD Review

“Like a good cheese or a fine wine, Deftones just keep getting better with age. Maybe it’s a sense of pride in the fact that they have outlived many trends in rock music or perhaps it’s the newfound resolve the band acquired when bassist Chi Cheng was put out of commission in late 2008 following a car wreck that left him comatose. Whatever it is, it’s working. While most bands their age are slowing down, Deftones seem to be prolonging their prime.”

A. Estes, Local H, Music, Music Reviews »

[26 Oct 2012 | 13 Comments | ]
Local H <em>Hallelujah! I’m a Bum</em> CD Album Review

Like a warm fire on a cold day, Hallelujah! I’m a Bum is likely to provide comfort for even the most jaded rock fan. Whether you’re burnt out on the redundancy of modern politics of simply sick of hearing the same musical garbage being recycled again and again, Local H’s seventh effort will provide a haven of warmth.

A. Estes, Bands, Coheed and Cambria, Music, Music Reviews »

[28 Feb 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Coheed and Cambria <em>Neverender</em> Retro DVD Review

“The performance speaks for itself and speaks volumes of the band’s raw talent and diversity. As one of the few rock bands of their generation to fuse arena rock grandiose with a dense conceptual narrative and somehow make it easy to swallow, Coheed & Cambria are truly in a league of their own.”

A. Estes, Bands, Blue October, Music Reviews »

[13 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Blue October <em>Any Man in America</em> CD Album Review

“Blue October mastermind Justin Furstenfeld has made a career out of wearing his heart on his sleeve, a tradition that is carried over onto the band’s sixth studio offering.”

A. Estes, Bands, Crosses, Music Reviews »

[14 Oct 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
Crosses EP Review – featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones and Shaun Lopez of Far

“When longtime friends and neighbors Chino Moreno and Shaun Lopez announced their joint pet project earlier this year, no one could have expected it to have come to fruition as quickly as it has. The debut EP from Crosses, featuring the aforementioned Deftones frontman and Far guitarist, has all the urgency you would expect from such a seemingly spontaneous collaboration and yet all the focus and professionalism you have come to expect of the duo.”

A. Estes, Bands, Music, Music Reviews, Trust Company »

[6 Dec 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Trust Company <em>Dreaming In Black And White</em> Album Review

“Aside from a few minor kinks, “Dreaming in Black and White” is a solid and successful comeback from a band that always deserved better.”

A. Estes, Alter Bridge, Bands, Music, Music Reviews »

[22 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Alter Bridge <em>AB III</em> Album Review

“Alter Bridge is everything a rock band should be nowadays; Progressive yet accessible and technically skilled song-writers who keep their music down to Earth. Not only are they outdoing themselves with each consecutive release, but they are putting quite a few of their contemporaries to shame in the process.”

A. Estes, Bands, Finger Eleven, Music, Music Reviews »

[9 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Finger Eleven <em>Life Turns Electric</em> Album Review

“It’s hard not to think of Finger Eleven without thinking of the band they started as MuchMusic darlings, decked out in baggy jeans and prototypical late `90s/early `00s haircuts, with a unique sound falling somewhere between Our Lady Peace and Korn.”

A. Estes, Bands, Jimmy Eat World, Music, Music Reviews »

[9 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Jimmy Eat World <em>Invented</em> Album Review

“Quite possibly the band’s most dense and layered affair to date, it’s not likely to share the same mainstream success enjoyed by its predecessors, but that’s not an entirely bad thing. In a way, with “Invented,” Jimmy Eat World are your band again, and not necessarily everybody else’s.”

A. Estes, Bands, Featured, Music, Music Reviews, Weezer »

[14 Sep 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Weezer <em>Hurley</em> Album Review

“…there’s still enough creative juice flowing through the album to keep things interesting.”