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The Bones of a Dying World by If These Trees Could Talk Rating: 9.5/10 For Fans Of: Tool, Pelican, Russian Circles, Instrumental Rock   These guys are just brilliant. When I think of what (instrumental) post-rock should be, I think of If These Trees Could Talk. Hailing from (my hometown) of Akron, Ohio, these guys have been kicking ass since 2006. They carve the niche of the dedicated rock listeners   Read More ...

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Desolate, Desolate, Desolate / Skate Forever by Seethruskin   Whether you’re familiar with the namesake Jawbreaker song or not, you need to get familiar with the one-man acoustic act Seethruskin. Consisting of 18 year old Dane York and his sticker-clad guitar, raw emotion reminiscent of past folk-punk eras pour out into his songs. Being compared to bands and acts like Pat the Bunny, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Homeless Gospel Choir   Read More ...

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Less than a month ago, alt-rock powerhouse Anchors and Alibis stunned fans with an absolutely amazing music video for their new single ‘Patience’. Teased on Facebook for nearly 2 months, fans waited faithfully to see just what the guys in A&A were up to, and from what I’ve seen, they weren’t disappointed. Fronted by an infectious guitar riff and perfectly executed melodies, ‘Patience’ grabs the attention of listeners from the   Read More ...

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Animal Parts by Sine Cura   Blending alternative rock influences with modern pop-punk lyrics, Sine Cura are a refreshing new face to the scene. Based in McAllen, Texas, Sine Cura are taking a leap forward with their distinctive sound and thought-provoking melodies. Their independently released EP Animal Parts is undeniably unlike anything that has been previously released by a band as young as Sine Cura, and the potential that they   Read More ...

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Tribute by Tribute   FOR FANS OF: CAPSIZE, GIDEON, AND BALANCE & COMPOSURE   Tribute is a melodic/post-hardcore band from Poughkeepsie, New York. Gaining their influences from bands like Balance & Composure and Linkin Park, Tribute breathes a breath of fresh air into their local scene. The band found a place in their scene quickly; lineup changes, new releases, and even a short hiatus didn’t stop Tribute from becoming a   Read More ...

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Rating: 9/10   Silver Snakes‘ latest effort finds the band on a darker path than previous albums. The music is cathartic and innovative with heavy, stabbing riffs that crescendo into massive walls of guitars melded with atmospheric ethereal moments. It’s epic and worth your time.   “Saboteur”(Evil Ink Records) finds Estrada and bandmates, bassist Mike Trujillo, guitarist Jeremiah Bignell and drummer Garrett Harney delving further into a darker side of   Read More ...

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THE DEPARTURE by ATMOSPHERES Rating 8.5/10   For Fans Of: Katatonia, Junius, Tool, Tesseract   Two years following the release of their promising self-titled debut, Belgian progressive/post-metal group ATMOSPHERES return with a new album entitled “The Departure”.   The result of two years of meticulous compositional craft and dedication to transcend any stylistic limitations, “The Departure” marks the next evolutionary stage in Atmospheres’ sound, offering an exhilarating, engaging and dynamic   Read More ...

  Scott here, AmpKicker.com editor, creator, and independent music advocate. I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. An eternal search for the band that hit all the right spots and   Read More ...

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Victory & Empire by Back Pocket Memory Rating: 8.5/10   Back Pocket Memory have returned with a new album “Victory and Empire” released Novenber 13th 2015. I had been a fan of the band since i came across their 2011 track ‘All We Have’ from some Pandora station and have following them since. I’m super excited that these guys are still kicking and rocking it out with high quality melodies   Read More ...

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Rating: 9/10   DEARIST is an rock band out of Wolverhampton, UK. I caught wind of them from a little band called Kyoto Drive which I became of fan of when they were around. I followed them through the split/hiatus and one day an email landed in my inbox from vocalist Adam Binder, introducing me to his new project Dearist. They had a couple of tracks posted in late 2013   Read More ...

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Rating: 9/10   I discovered these guys from a ‘suggested page’ from a different band that I had recently liked on Facebook. I was intrigued by the name and the imagery and have a pretty good eye and picking stuff I think I would enjoy. Ourfathers was a pleasant surprise and overwhelmingly fulfilling. Hailing from San Fancisco their debut EP ‘Movements‘ is brutally elegant.   I hopped over to their   Read More ...

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