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Chords of Chaos—Ice Nine Kills: Band Review

In an era of synth and electro-pop dominated music, Ice Nine Kills, nearly two decades after their formation, have finally started gaining momentum in the mainstream. In this article, we follow their journey, discover their musical genius, and see their plans for the future.

Melody Behind the Madness — Dissecting Concept Albums

We live in an era where people consume and discard music at an insanely rapid rate—yet some songs do stick around longer than a one-hit-wonder. Music that addresses the issues that lie stagnant in today’s society wakes up the inner voices of the listener. In this article, we explore unparalleled artistry which helps connect us through a meaningful note.

Deftones—White Pony

Be it for music that makes you think, or the kind that makes you feel, Deftones are artists in every sense of the word. In this edition of Finely Tuned, we reflect on their magnum opus of the millennium, ‘White Pony’, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Misunderstood Masterpieces—Metallica’s Metallica

In this first edition of Misunderstood Masterpieces, we aim to show you why there is no musical opinion mightier than your own. When Metallica released their self-titled album, its departure from their core sound generated extremely mixed reactions. Much of their core fan base swore off their music altogether. Read on to see what they missed out on by doing so.

The Forgotten Genius of Green Day

What makes the self-proclaimed ‘God’s favourite band’ so different from every other punk-rock band ever? From sleeping on couches and floors to reviving a genre, inspiring a generation of fans and all the while redefining themselves through their music; Green Day has gone from being an overnight phenomenon to being synonymous with rock and roll.

Looking into Hip-Hop’s Soul

Hip-hop is about translating real-life scenarios into music and is just like any other expression of creativity. However, since its inception, there has been a social stigma attached to the genre. In this article, we challenge that misconception.

The Fray—How To Save A Life

If heartfelt lyrics coupled with a slow piano ballad is your idea of a good song, then The Fray might just become your favourite band. Here’s a look at their debut, considered by many to be as fine an entry as possible.

Godfathers of Grunge—The Story of Soundgarden

In this article, we reflect on the illustrious career of Soundgarden, the band who took the throne of grunge royalty right alongside Nirvana, and carried on the baton following Kurt’s demise. With a vast discography spanning six albums, each bringing something unique to the table, it was arguably their ‘90s releases that produced the most unforgettable classics.