Someday Came Suddenly: Celebrating 10 Years of Crabcore

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor It’s 2008. You’re contemplating your MySpace profile song at a sweaty Warped Tour set with your long-haired friends in their deep, black V-necks and the tightest jeans with just enough stretch to land the spin kicks. Metalcore was rapidly changing at the time, with more commercialized exposure and an influx…

Album Review: Escape the Fate – I Am Human

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Better Noise; 2018] Rating: 5.5/10 Key Tracks: “Four Letter Word”, “I Will Make It Up to You”, “Digging My Own Grave” Post-hardcore has grown to become an ambiguous umbrella term for associating with classic acts like Thrice, but also with more experimental, jazzy hybrids like Dance Gavin Dance and straight-up…

Group Feature: ACRN’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Will 2018 be as bright as 2017 for music? Here are our most anticipated albums of 2018! Jon Fuchs, Music Director: Current Joys – A Different Age Nick Rattigan has never made a bad record before. Whether it’s with guitarist Jacob Rubeck as Surf Curse or by himself as Current Joys, every record he’s been a…

Album Review: The Faceless – In Becoming a Ghost

By Eric Perzanowski, Contributor [Sumerian; 2017] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “Cup of Mephistopheles”, “Digging The Grave”, “Shake The Disease” In recent years, The Faceless has become less known for its music and more known for its misfortunes and controversies. Between several dropped-off tours, a number of apparent studio delays and a constant rotation of new members…

Album Review: The Body and Full of Hell – Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light

By Marvin Dotiyal, Features Editor [Thrill Jockey; 2017] Rating: 3.5/10 Key Tracks: “Earth is a Cage” There’s no doubt that The Body takes sludge metal to great experimental heights and Full of Hell defines the messiest extremes of grindcore. Once again, the two have returned with another collaborative release, Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light. The…