Darryl Smyers

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  • 3 years ago

    Intense barely scratches the surface when talking about Suicide Silence. The California extreme-metal outfit has been around for a little more than a decade, and in that time, they've created three of the most severe slabs of deathcore to be found...

  • 7 years ago

    Not really a threesome — tour manager Nolan McGuire often plays guitar for live shows — Alkaline Trio is one of the best purveyors of catchy, thoughtful punk/hardcore at a time when fashion sense and well-applied eyeliner have sadly be...

  • 8 years ago

    Smartass geek rock will never go out of fashion. That's good news to St. Louis's Ludo, whose quirky pop spills all over its major-label debut, You're Awful, I Love You — a set of catchy gems played with spunk and sprinkled with cheese. "We l...

  • 8 years ago

    Although their name induces thoughts of hardcore porn of the anal variety, Back Door Slam is actually the newest in a long line of British boys infatuated with the blues. Consisting of teenagers Davy Knowles, Ross Doyle and Adam Jones, the band, d...

  • 8 years ago

    A producer, beatmaker, video artist, songwriter and performance artist from Durham, New Hampshire, Nicky Click is also a petulant bitch. But that's probably exactly how she wants it. I'm on My Cell Phone (Crunks Not Dead), her sophomore effort, is...

  • 8 years ago

    Minus the terrible cover art and the aberrant jock-rock boogie of the opening track, "Monkey," the remainder of Richard Lloyd's most recent solo outing, falls comfortably within the guitarist's angular, ordered realm. Since his heyday playing seco...


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