http://socialstreamingplayer.crystalmedianetworks.com//radio/kqdi?from=external Android Apple BlackBerry

 

Masthead 01
Masthead 02

T.J.

10am-2pm

Listen Live

Black Sabbath

13

6-11-13

Candlelight Red

Reclamation

6-4-13

Filter

The Sun Comes Out Tonight

6-4-13

Jimmy Eat World

Damage

6-11-13

Megadeath

Supercollider

6-4-13

Queens Of The Stone Age

Like Clockwork

6-4-13

 

 «  Mar 2015  » 
S M T W T F S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

    

 

 

 

Today's Full Day in Rock Report

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 5:00pm

All of today's top music news stories

Metallica and Paul McCartney Lead Lollapalooza Lineup

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 5:00pm

Metallica, Paul McCartney, Florence and the Machine have been announced as the headliners for this year's Lollapalooza

Jefferson Starship's Paul Kantner Hospitalized For Suspected Heart Attack

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 5:00pm

Jefferson Airplane and offshoot Jefferson Starship founding member Paul Kantner has been hospitalized after suffering a suspected heart attack

Deep Purple Announce Summer Tour Dates

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 5:00pm

Hard rock legends Deep Purple have announced dates for a North American summer tour with some media outlets reporting that the band is expected to announce additional dates soon

Megadeth Release Video Featuring New Member

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 5:00pm

Megadeth have posted a new online video featuring their new drummer recording in the studio as the group work on the follow-up to 2013's 'Super Collider.'

Rock Supergroup Kings Of Chaos Announce May Shows

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 5:00pm

Kings Of Chaos, the all-star Guns N' Roses, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple super jam band, has announced two shows in the United States that will taking place in May
  • All Time Views

    more

    • ICF 11 221 Industries 2-15-14

    • 4th Beacon Car and Bike Show

    • Big Bear ATV Giveaway

 

Since 2010, Escape the Fate have seen some serious changes. From switching labels to the departure of bassist, Max Green, to finally solidifying a new lineup, it has no doubt been a transitional period for the group. Nevertheless, after three long years of Escape the Fate fans starving for a new album, it has arrived…or, rather, has dropped like a musical bomb. After their 2010 self-titled album provided some seriously heavy tracks and some ripping guitar riffs, only the term “tough act to follow” comes to mind. And yet, the band has exploded back on to the scene for their 2013 album, Ungrateful, and have managed to outdo themselves. 

The title track, “Ungrateful”, opens the album with an aggressive welcome. It is loud, fast, emotional, and 100% Escape the Fate. With the delicate balance between growls and melodies mastered, Craig Mabbitt jolts the listener into a state of excited anticipation for the remaining ten songs. It is no surprise that “Ungrateful” was the first single released: it is an absolute powerhouse of a song.  Alternatively, songs like “Picture Perfect” offer more delicate lyrics, layered over a still electrifying guitar, sounding slightly like an ‘80s power-ballad.

The rest of the album follows suit, staying true to the metal-core roots of the band, while also offering ETF’s typical catchy choruses. Inevitably, the chorus to “One For the Money” and “Forget About Me” will be playing on repeat in my head. All the songs offer an upbeat, rock vibe simultaneously making me want dance and fight: the delicate but excellent balance only achievable by artists in the post-hardcore genre.

The only potential criticism could be that all the songs sound similar. However to me, this means Escape the Fate has finally mastered their distinctive sound.  As a fan since 2008, I can hear the band growing more mature with each album. While many underground groups are selling out or breaking up, Escape the Fate continue to modify and grow. They use new production methods to enhance their sound, not cover it up. Overall, I can say that Ungratefulhas far surpassed my uncertain expectations and Escape the Fate has defended its spot within the ranks of my favorite bands.