Sully Erna’s Hometown Life

Sully Erna’s powerful sophomore album, Hometown Life Sully Erna, also of Godsmack, proudly expressed his love for many types of music when he released his debut solo album, Avalon in 2010. Songs ranging from world music with tribal beats using bongos and djembes to piano and guitar ballads. Erna, who is very multi-instrumental, took on […]

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Album Review: Kidneythieves: The Mend

KIDNEYTHIEVES The Mend Red Sleeve Music Released: September 13th, 2016   A little background first I happily stumbled upon Kidneythieves around 2002 when “ZeroSpace” ended up in my years. I don’t remember the source that it came from (example: radio, running through “related artists” song samples, etc), but it instantly grabbed my ear and demanded […]

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Things To Come

Update: I apologize for running behind with many things on MusicBytes that should have been done by now. That not only includes many reviews and features I still plan on working on, but also the revamping of the MusicBytes design itself. It has remained nearly unchanged since the site was founded in January 2014. I […]

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Upcoming Changes (Updated 9/22/16)

MusicBytes: Upcoming Changes Date: 09/22/2016 Update: I originally posted, about a month ago, that I’m working on updating the look of Musicbytes. My first plan of action was to start trying to get the elements, such as the side menu, to work in more harmony with one another. Since my conception of Musicbytes in January […]

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Upcoming Fargo Concerts!

Concerts I’m Looking Forward To: I realize that it is sounds silly that I am posting on concerts that I would like to see. However, as I will also state at the end, if you live near the following cities please visit Jade Presents. Fargo, ND Billings, MT Duluth, MN Minot, ND Moorhead, MN Sioux […]

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July Album Releases

July Album Releases These are a mixed/compiled list with help from The 405 and Metalcritic. If we are able to find better sources (or if you know of “all genre” sources), we’ll look into them. If you know of much better resources, please feel free to comment and we’ll look into it. Thank you. July […]

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Deftones – Gore

On April 8th, 2016, Deftones‘ unleashed their 8th studio album since forming in (1988) titled Gore. The pre-released track “Prayers/Triangles” opens up the album. Stephen Carpenter‘s signature melodic, delayed sound opens it up. As it sways from soft to brutal, it strongly reminds me of the arguably experimental White Pony (2000). ”Acid Hologram” is not […]

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Conjure One releases Holoscenic

Holoscenic (2015) Conjure One – Holoscenic Rhys Fulber drifted from industrial-electronic Front Line Assembly to forge his way into his own solo work under Conjure One. Since his self titled debut in 2002, Fulber has carved an interestingly signature on his music by integrating his talent for sonic atmospheres greatly displayed in Front Line Assembly […]

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Kurt Cobain – Montage of Heck

Kurt Cobain Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings Montage Of Heck is, quite obviously, more suitable for the devoted and hardcore Nirvana fans that still crave more after Kurt Cobain’s untimely death in 1994. I don’t think I could be un-biased in this review even if I forced my past to disappear, which is (so […]

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