Otherwise – Sleeping Lions

If there’s one album that could launch a band into the stratosphere this year, it’s Sleeping Lions, the third outing from Las Vegas mob Otherwise. Mark my words: this album is prepped and packaged for the radio airwaves, plus almost every track sounds capable of inciting an arena-sized singalong, but that’s not always a bad thing. Their previous album cracked the Billboard 200 at number 50. This could surpass that. If they catch their big break with this record, the general population of rock enthusiasts will find something to appreciate about Otherwise. Generic? Absolutely. But it knows what it is.

InAeona – Force Rise The Sun

Genres are fickle beasts. We crave proper tools for identification and organization, and more often than not, things fall neatly into place. However, when a piece of media aligns itself too comfortably with a single set of established confines, it’s taken as generic and derivative. We’re all guilty of it.…

Lapko – ΓΟΛΕ

When searching for new music it is not always a good idea to pick something out on a whim. There are an endless amount of bands out there, making countless hours of music, and only so much can be worthwhile. However, when the bands you’ve fallen on for years and years continually let you down over the first quarter of a new year, sometimes the unknown is exactly what one needs to re-spark that energy and love of music that is so important to people in this line of work. Enter Lapko, a finnish alternative rock band whose latest release seemingly fell into my hands from thin air, as it were.

Oh Hey, It Looks Like Chevelle Are In The Studio!

Chevelle are arguably the best band to come out of that “post grunge” era in the 90’s and early 00’s. They get lumped in (unfairly, in my opinion) with bands like Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, and Staind, but Chevelle always stood out as something different; Pete Loeffler’s lyrics are…