Migrate Music Review: Voice Of Ruin

Voice of Ruin is a metalcore/ deathcore band from Geneva, Switzerland. Earlier this year they released their debut, self titled LP on Heimathome Records. Upon first listening I noticed a number of things: the record is fast, it’s fairly intense, there are lots of hammer-ons and pull-offs, lots of chugs and lots of bass drops. Being that these things are the quintessential elements of deathcore, we then have to see if these elements are utilized in a way that makes the album stand out as a cohesive work and that it brings something to the table that is worth listening to. And, I think that the album definitely does just that. It may use a lot of the older elements of deathcore to the table, but it mixes them with elements more in line with metalcore and brings with it a certain level of melody and groove that can be missing in most contemporary deathcore. I think fans of both genres could enjoy this band and that the musicians are definitely talented. I hope to hear new stuff from them in the future and I’m excited to see how they will grow as musicians. For fans of Despised Icon, Suicide Silence, etc.

You can listen to their music here: reverbnation.com/voiceofruin

Facebook and “Like” them here: facebook.com/voiceofruin

 

Article by Tommy Hemmer

 

Listen: Anamanaguchi (Full Album Stream)

Anamanaguchi are a four piece outfit from New York City that play an 8-bit influenced style of videogame music on live instruments. If you’re a fan of old videogame consoles or the music that use to serve as the background to such great titles as the Megaman series then you’ll love everything this band has to offer.

You can listen to their newest album in its entirety here: dawnmetropolis.com

 

Article by Tommy Hemmer

Migrate Music Review: Truth – Troubled

Download: Truth – Troubled

The other day we got a submission from a native rapper from Ohio. Truth be told (pun intended) I thought I was gonna hear some corny guy with a non existent flow. Instead what I heard, was unsigned gold! I have listened to many albums this year from rappers with multi million dollar contracts who don’t have the flow, style, or even ability to stay on topic for an entire song. Truth has all three of these things and more. The only thing he is missing is the millions of dollars.
It saddens me when I hear someone good enough to make it in the business but has had no chances, or has been turned down quicker then you can blink your eyes! Truth brings a certain street style that is widely accepted in hip hop. His rhymes are uplifting and have meaning. The samples in his songs are great to hear and accompany his style and voice perfectly.
In his song “Troubled” he talks about his everyday life. Not everyone can relate to one person’s life or upbringing. So Truth takes it a step further when he brings up issues effecting everyday life for people all across America. Such as homes being foreclosed, gas prices rising, and people with a promise of getting a job when they graduate college with a degree, NOT being able to get a job in this time of recession. I’ve already listened to “Troubled” a good ten times, it’s quite catchy.
So my conclusion of “Truth.” Well I can respectfully say the guy has talent. He flows to the beat flawlessly, talks about stuff people can relate too, and most importantly he has the skill to come up in the game. If you asked me if I could see Truth on MTV or on the radio, I would most definitely have to say yes. Take a listen and see what I mean. After only listening to three songs, he has popped up on my radar and I will be watching for his next moves.
Below is a link to his sound cloud, youtube, twitter, and facebook. On his sound cloud he has two other songs named “Fall For You”  and “Got It Made.” Both I might add are just as good as “Troubled.” Fans of hip hop, rejoice because Truth is real, and a future up-and-comer! You heard it here first from Migrate Music!

Article by Tyler Ritchie

Download: M83 – Midnight City (Official Big Black Delta Remix)

Download: M83 – Midnight City (Official Big Black Delta Remix)  

M83 just released this fresh off the press. It only took a month, but a remix of M83‘s single Midnight City is finally here. The official remix is done by Big Black Delta. Now if you have the original Midnight City track stuck in your head, you might have a hard time wrapping your mind around this faster paced version.

Personally…if I can state my mind on this remix…I feel like I’m stuck on some 80’s drug induced frenzy. And then at the 1:50 mark the room starts spinning.

In other words, I really don’t know what to make of this version.

But hey, if you like it…download it for free by clicking on the link under the music player.

Article by Matthew Dickson

Migrate Remembers: Usurp Synapse

Usurp Synapse is by all means my all time favorite band. if you were to ask me why, I probably couldn’t even accurately articulate into words an appropriate answer. They’re from Lafayette, Indiana and only performed together from 1999-2000. In 2003 they released a discography titled Disinformation Fix. The album came with two CD’s and archived the bands many releases beginning with their most recent and ending with their oldest. It is amazing how much you can hear the band evolve over those two short years. The album contains 61 songs. The band was known for their interesting marketing habits and the quick, spazzy songs, which combines elements of grindcore drumming and frantic high-pitched guitar work. Most of their stuff is out of print aside from the discography. In 2008 they released their final material for free on the band’s myspace page. This short EP consisted of two songs broken down into movements and was called A Vile Contamina.

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Article by Tommy Hemmer

Migrate Music Review: The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual

Earlier this summer The Black Dahlia Murder released their fifth studio album, Ritual. The new album was released to critical and fan acclaim alike. In my personal opinion, it is probably the best BDM album to date. It’s fast, it’s focused, it’s heavy and the entire album carries with it an underlying theme of mysticism and magic. Check out the behind the scenes video below:

Article by Tommy Hemmer

Migrate Music Review: Feywill Music Fest

This past Saturday (August 27, 2011) I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Feywill Music Festival in Mainstrasse Village, Kentucky. The two-day event hosted over 50 bands in a number of bars along the Mainstrasse strip. For the most part, the festival went swimmingly with only a small number of complications arising. Mainstrasse was packed with all kinds of people, from the casual music listener to the die hards of the various local scenes. I was incredibly impressed by the way the promoters handled the entire event and hope that they will be compelled to throw the event again next year. For those of you who were not able to attend, here’s a brief list of some of the acts that you missed: The Harlequins, Eat Sugar, Banderas, Holy Beast, The Great Young Hunters and many, many more.

Article by Tommy Hemmer