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REVIEW: For Today – ‘Wake’

Artist: For Today Album: Wake Genre: Metalcore Label: Nuclear Blast Wake likely won’t convert any For Today non-believers, but long-time fans of the band’s middling metalcore sound should find themselves enjoying a sixth full-length addition to their FT library. This is by no means the Iowa act’s weakest effort to date, but apart from a […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Evil Dead’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘We Are Still Here’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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Handguns Rise Above Genre Trends With “Disenchanted”

As much as Handguns have been considered a part of the current pop-punk movement, I have always thought of them as something of an outlier. Their music may play well alongside current alt-rock favorites, but the themes in their music and the way their fans engage with them is something wholly unique unto Handguns. What […]

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REVIEW: Lydia – ‘Run Wild’

Artist: Lydia Title: Run Wild Label: 81twentythree Genre: Indie-Pop, Rock Lydia‘s music–from their debut album in 2005 to this year’s Run Wild–defies being put in a box. All five records aren’t given enough justice with an “indie rock” label. Their music is an uncommon art form; one that contours around the unique and easily identifiable […]

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REVIEW: The Front Bottoms – ‘Back On Top’

Artist: The Front Bottoms Album: Back On Top Genre: Rock ’n’ frickin’ roll Label: Fueled By Ramen Look, 2015 has been a weird, divisive year for the alternative music community. Some of the scene’s heaviest tough guys are bringing back the Linkin Park sound for a new generation of radio-listeners, Riff Raff played the gosh-darn […]

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Migos Release New Mixtape, Share “Trap Problems” Video

It’s Migos season once again. Though their comrade Offset remains behind bars, Migos’ members Quavo and Offset are keeping fans busy with the release of a brand new mixtape. Back To The Bando features the first new material from the group since their debut album, Young Rich Nation, dropped back in July. The fifteen-track release […]

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Young Thug May Have Just Released The Best Video Of 2015

After what feels like an eternity of waiting, Young Thug has finally blessed the world with the official video he co-directed for Slime Season single “Best Friend.” This is only going to be a video of the year contender if you’re someone who is into what Young Thug–or as I prefer to say, Thugga Thugga–has […]

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Hoodie Allen Tells Us To “Let It All Work Out” On New Song

Self-made underground rap superstar Hoodie Allen has blessed the universe with a new track you won’t soon forget. As if that weren’t exciting enough, he’s also made the song available for free download. “Let It All Work Out” is quite possibly one of the best songs Hoodie Allen has ever released, and believe me when […]

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REVIEW: Bring Me The Horizon – ‘That’s The Spirit’

Artist: Bring Me The Horizon Album: That’s The Spirit Genre: Rock Having cocooned themselves in the studio following a very successful touring cycle for Sempiternal, Bring Me The Horizon have emerged with a new sound and direction that is both challenging and exciting all at once. That’s The Spirit is very much the point of […]

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REVIEW: Better Off – ‘Milk’

Artist: Better Off Album: Milk Genre: Emo, Pop-punk Label: Equal Vision Records In the weeks that have passed since Better Off announced their sophomore record, the absolutely reckless quad-stack peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the album’s cover art has surpassed all of the pre-release singles in buzz. Maybe there’s a good reason for that. At first glance, the […]

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REVIEW: Rick Ross – ‘Black Dollar’

Artist: Rick Ross Album: Black Dollar Label: Maybach Music Group Blurring the lines between albums and mixtapes, Black Dollar is the Rick Ross release fans have been waiting to hear. The last few years have been wild for the leader of Maybach Music Group. In addition to a string of solid singles and lackluster albums, […]