Hardcore Punk

Crazy & The Brains: A Taste of the Fast Life

Photo Credit: Vulture Culture Photography Sometimes a band’s sound gets inextricably linked to where they hail from, whether they wish it to or not. X made the soundtrack for any down-and-outer in Los Angeles county. Outkast is Atlanta to the core, and despite the fake English accent, the Ramones always sounded like you just crossed… Read more

Rise Against – ‘Nowhere Generation II’ EP Review

Photo Credit: LeAnn Mueller Depending on whom you ask, punk rock came to be, in a codified and commonly agreed upon manner, around and about 1977, 45 long years ago. And while punk always had an attitude and a bone to pick with basically everything, it was not an inherently political movement, arguably, till Crass… Read more

Crowbar – ‘Zero and Below’ Album Review

You can’t judge a book by the cover, except when you can. Look at these guys: Photo Credit: Zack Smith You KNOW what these guys sound like before you hear a note. If you’ve spent any time in New Orleans, and I do not mean Mardi Gras Bourbon Street, you know that it is a… Read more

Turnstile – ‘GLOW ON’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Jimmy Fontaine Baltimore band Turnstile’s third album GLOW ON starts with what must be the biggest psych-out on a rock record in quite some time. The appropriately-titled opening cut “MYSTERY” begins with a lilting synth intro which lasts a little over twenty seconds before revealing the band’s true nature as the hardcore-punk outfit that they… Read more

The Armed – ‘ULTRAPOP’ Album Review

Written by: Trevor Naud The Armed is an artist collective that is sometimes a band from Detroit. Though their membership is fluid and mysterious, The Armed seems to have grown organically from the demise of another band named Slicer Dicer and coalesced in some form around 2009. Their music has been described as post-hardcore or… Read more

MMM Staff Picks: Padraig Mara’s Top Ten Favorite Albums of 2021

#10. Amyl & The Sniffers – ‘Comfort to Me’ Amyl and her boys can do no wrong in my eyes. These 21st-century sharpie delinquents make music to crack 40’s and have a drink, even if you don’t do that anymore. Comfort to Me, The Sniffer’s second full-length album, shows some growth from their debut, touches a… Read more

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground Flood’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn The Atlas Underground Flood follows the same formula as its predecessors, seeing Morello collaborate more or less successfully with well-known artists on songs ranging from hip-hop to folk-rock. Immediately familiar invites this time consists of British punk-rockers IDLES, legendary Rush-frontman Alex Lifeson, Metallica-guitarist Kirk Hammett, and the American indie-group Manchester Orchestra. But… Read more

MMM Top Ten: The 10 Best Rock Albums of 2021

We are heading toward the end of 2021 and it has been…real. As Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.” The following records have kept our bellies full and our hearts pumping. Listen in hopes of better times. In no particular order, here are our top ten rock albums of the… Read more

Tom Morello – ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ Album Review

Photo Credit: Travis Shinn Whoever thought it was a good idea to open Tom Morello’s second solo album in the Atlas Underground Fire series with autotuned vocals – and I’m afraid that this was Morello himself – were obviously wrong. I’m not sure if “Harlem Hellfighter” is his take on 100 gecs’ hyper-pop, but a brief check… Read more