Michael Pementel

Michael Pementel

CONTRIBUTOR
LOCATION: Chicago, IL

BIO: Upon moving to Chicago, this writer was awakened to the world of punk. His mornings are spent scribbling lyrics in his notebook, downing black coffee while jamming out to Bad Brains, The Misfits, and 7Seconds. Lover of metal, punk and hardcore, keep an eye out for all his writings on music, and updates in regards to his new band.

Review: A Lovely Crisis – ‘Where Do You Stand?’

A Lovely Crisis

You could call me a fan of Pittsburgh. Night of The Living Dead was shot there, my fiancé is from there, they put out great food and music – like Anti-Flag. But why bring up the awesome city of Pittsburgh and Anti-Flag you ask? The connection lies with the band’s Chris #2, who produced the new album Where Do You Stand? from Pittsburgh natives A Lovely Crisis.  Like so many bands from the ‘burgh before them, A Lovely Crisis has put …

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Review: Atrament – ‘Eternal Downfall’

Atrament

Band: Atrament Album: Eternal Downfall Label: Broken Limbs Release Date: March 4th, 2016 We are almost a fourth into the year of 2016, and as of just a few days ago I already discovered one of my top five albums of the year: Atrament’s debut album “Eternal Downfall” from Broken Limbs records is a dirty, brutal album that is surely to get the crowd ripping each other apart. The elements in Eternal Downfall stand strong as each song pounds away …

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Review: Anti-Flag – ‘American Spring’

Anti-Flag

* featured photo by Jamy Cabre I’m a little behind on just getting to listen to this record, but hopefully you’ve done the smart thing and have purchased it when it first came out back in May of 2015. The Pittsburgh punk outfit’s first release on Spinefarm Records, Anti-Flag’s American Spring is all melody, drive, and anthems. While for the most part keeping things steady and rarely slowing down, American Spring does an interesting job of switching up styles. Opening …

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