Harder Rock Review Vol. 3

The third installment of our new Harder Rock Review feature focuses on some choice new metal and features albums from Augmented Reality Project, Austaras, Hollow Bones, Misamore, Pentagram, The Company Corvette, and a featured video by Quor.

Never Enough by The Company CorvetteNever Enough by The Company Corvette

Never Enough is the third album by Philadelphia’s heavy rockers The Company Corvette. Here, the group showcases their moderately paced stoner metal with plenty of theremin-like feedback effects on top and is highlighted by fine tracks like “Foot In Mouth”, “Devilwitch” and “Burn Out”.

The Company Corvette online

The Company Corvette on Reverbnation  The Company Corvette on Facebook
Buy Never Enough

Monolith by MisamoreMonolith by Misamore

Several years after their debut, Misamore dropped their sophomore album, Monolith, on the world in 2016. This melodic hard rock, which verges on the edge of hardcore at times, is highlighted by by potent rhythms and fine guitar patterns on tracks such as “Choose”, “Calligraphy” and “Nine Eyes”.

Misamore online

Misamore on Twitter Misamore on Reverbnation  Misamore on Facebook
Misamore website
Buy Monolith

Lion Heart by Hollow BonesLion Heart by Hollow Bones

The New York based melodic metalcore quintet Hollow Bones released their debut album, Lionheart, last year. With a philosophy that includes the use of music to heal, the band delivers a rich tapestry of sonic energy on tracks like “Wandering Sparrow”, “Altruistic Lung” and “I Watched the Snow Fall and Bury Your Bones”.

Hollow Bones online

Hollow Bones on Facebook
Buy Lion Heart

Featured Video

“Let’s Rise” music video from the album Human Paradigm by Escandido, CA rock band, Quor.

Quor online

Quor on Twitter Quor on Reverbnation  Quor on Facebook
Quor website
Buy Human Paradigm

Prisoner of Sunlight by AustarasPrisoner of Sunlight by Austaras

Austaras is a Chicago-based atmospheric progressive rock band which forges lush and diverse sounds on fine tracks like “Thrones” and the ten minute centerpiece of the album, “Fractures”. The late 2015 release Prisoner of Sunlight is the group’s first full-length album following their 2011 debut EP.

Austaras on Facebook
Buy Prisoner of Sunlight

Augmented Reality Project EPGone (Not Here) EP by Augmented Reality Project

Augmented Reality Project (ARP for short) is a heavy rock group from Israel who recently released their EP Gone (Not Here). The songs range from the classic metal of “Reborn” to the hardcore “Promised” to “Gone (Not Here)”, which alternates between hardcore metal and melodic orchestral music.

Augmented Reality Project online

Augumented Reality Project on Twitter DAugumented Reality Project on Facebook
Augumented Reality Project website
Buy Gone (Not Here)

Curious Volume by PentagramCurious Volume by Pentagram

Out of all these fine rock acts, perhaps Pentagram has the best classic heavy metal pedigree, especially in their guitar tones. Highlights from their latest effort, Curious Volume include “The Tempter Push” with its long, harmonized riff jams, and the solid rocker “Earth Flight”.

Pentagram online

Pentagram on Facebook
Pentagram website
Buy Curious Volume

Stay tuned for the next installment of Harder Rock Review!


Modern Rock Review’s look at six new metal-flavored album and EP releases and a featured hard rock video, published on January 13, 2017.

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