Gatecreeper – An Unexpected Reality EP Review

In their latest release Gatecreeper proved for once and for all that quality does not in fact equal quantity. In just under 18 minutes the Arizona death metal outfit manages to unleash some of the best hardcore-tinged death metal around. Sporting a track lineup with only one song over 1:30, An Unexpected Reality scorches through … Continue reading Gatecreeper – An Unexpected Reality EP Review

Cyttorak / Revered and Reviled Above All Others Split EP Review

Cyttorak / Revered and Reviled Above All Others Split EP Review Revered and reviewed above all others, Sleeping Village Records is BACK with their second split. This time the Villagers are riled up with their heaviest release yet - a split between Cyttorak and Revered and Reviled Above All Others (RRAAO). Both bands are coming … Continue reading Cyttorak / Revered and Reviled Above All Others Split EP Review

2020 EPs of the Year – The Editor’s Picks

Before I go into my albums of the year, I wanted to give the often overlooked format of the EP the love it deserves. I tried to keep this list to a Top 10, but narrowing it down was difficult, so I've added 10 more honorable mentions - check 'em out! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VcDLGmAxL7xB4b0dVSgsR?si=KI66Gh7sSfm6SAQ4gt16vA Honorable Mentions (in … Continue reading 2020 EPs of the Year – The Editor’s Picks

Turkey Vulture – Time To Pay Review

While the band Turkey Vulture are experienced veterans of the scene, having been involved in a plethora of other projects, there's something youthful and refreshing about their approach on their latest EP Time To Pay. Sure, some of it could be attributed to the sick Satan's¹ high school notebook style cover art, but it mostly … Continue reading Turkey Vulture – Time To Pay Review

Egor Lappo – Make the Sun Shine More EP Review

If you've been following us since we first established Burnt Coffee Inc. about a year ago, you may already be familiar with the name Egor Lappo. The man's release schedule is incredibly consistent. His debut album Way Without Light came out in July 2018, followed by his second album Azimuth (which we reviewed) in August … Continue reading Egor Lappo – Make the Sun Shine More EP Review

Lila Tristram – Our Friends Pt. I EP Review

Having gone to college in the early 2010's, I have developed an acute aversion to anything that can be labelled "acoustic singer-songwriter." But quad flashbacks aside, it's nice to be reminded that the genre can actually be great. On her debut EP Our Friends Pt. I, Lila Tristram does just that. Tristram uses the EP … Continue reading Lila Tristram – Our Friends Pt. I EP Review

Astrid S – Trust Issues Review

Astrid S first caught attention with her hit single “Breathe” in 2017; a catchy pop song that borders on the EDM spectrum of music.  With “Breathe”, Astrid S offered top-shelf production, great vocals that hardly seem overly manufactured in production / auto-tuned if at all, and lyric writing at a higher level than the typical … Continue reading Astrid S – Trust Issues Review