Maximum Metal Rating Legend
Excellent - Masterpiece. A classic.
Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a lacking.
Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
Note: Reviews are graded from 0-5, anything higher or not showing is from our old style.
Scores, however, do not reveal the important features. The written review that accompanies the ratings
is the best source of information regarding the music on our site. Reviewing is opinionated, not a
qualitative science, so scores are personal to the reviewer and could reflect anything from being
technically brilliant to gloriously cheesy fun.
Demos and independent releases get some slack since the bands are often spent
broke supporting themselves and trying to improve. Major releases usually have big
financial backing, so they may be judged by a heavier hand. All scores can be eventually
adjusted up or down by comparison of subsequent releases by the same band. We attempt to
keep biases out of reviews and be advocates of the consumer without the undo influence of any band,
label, management, promoter, etc.
The best way to determine how much you may like certain music is to listen to it yourself.
Texas Local News
Metalcore mixed in with sugary-sweet pop vocals
German band Texas Local News have a new album, Momentum. Their hybrid style is bits of metalcore mixed in with sugary-sweet pop vocals, at times almost having a pop/punk feel. I struggled to get through the album mainly due to the fact that it just isn't my cup of tea. I'm always looking to branch out to different sounds and styles of metal but this one didn't appeal. It might be due to the fact that the pop elements of this are so mainstream that it's hard for me to take it seriously. Or it might be that I'm being slightly elitist, though I try not to be. This might appeal to others, but I couldn't really be troubled to repeat it.
1 :REVIEW COUNT
2 :AVE RATING
ALL REVIEWS FOR: TEXAS LOCAL NEWS
RATING Momentum 2016 Redfield Greg Watson 5/26/2016 2
ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: TEXAS LOCAL NEWS
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THESE METALCORE/HARDCORE STYLED RELEASES: