Valley View Music
Valley View Music

Burial In The Sky – Creatio et Hominus

The album starts out with the ambient, airy “Nexus”, this combined with the excellent follow-up track “Tesla”, pretty accurately aligns expectations for the album. What they offer right from the get-go is the yin-yang of their softest side, followed by their most straight-forward progressive death metal side, which works to make the remainder of the album more surprising.

Essential Post-Punk Albums: 1977-1983

Relative to punk music, post-punk is less aggressive and more experimental. In fact, some of the most unique music of the time period, and still to this day, came from the period ranging from the late ’70’s through the early ’80’s.

Childish Gambino – EP

By the time of Childish Gambino’s debut EP in 2011, pretty much all the elements that make him great are already there – great lyrics and word play; generally soft and emotive, feelsy rap, though sometimes high energy with more stereotypical boastful and clever lyrics… really, it sounds exactly like Camp.

AFI – Crash Love

AFI’s return to guitar driven rock-based ’80s inspired pop music is a largely successful change in sound, though Crash Love ultimately proved to be the end of their mainstream popularity.