Tara Alexander

Music Critc


Tara Alexander has been writing as soon as she could put pen to paper, and although she has only been reviewing music professionally for a few years, she has been an avid partaker in the music scene her entire life. She has been published on various websites and is always looking for opportunities to build upon her already expanding resume. A native North Carolinian, she now spends most of her free time in Michigan writing, playing video games with her husband, or watching too much television.

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Music Articles

Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails

Here we are, 15 years later, and my love for this band has only grown ever stronger.

War Eternal - Arch Enemy

we will see some incredible things come from this band.

In Retrospect - Echavox

For Echavox, a young, three-piece band out of Whittier, California, experimentation is key in creating the unique audio…

Unrepentant Geraldines - Tori Amos

Her advocacy for being a strong woman in the face of adversity has been an inspiration to many people

Five Billion Years - Shadows of Birds

Aaron McDonald, the founder, writer, and solitary musician, has a voice that must be heard, and a message that needs to be said.

Babymetal - Babymetal

“What is Babymetal?!” For months this question has plagued members of the metal community...

Pale Communion - Opeth

In the world of modern progressive rock there is none more eponymous than Swedish metallers Opeth

Rockabilly Riot! All Original - Brian Setzer

“An Elvis man would love it.”

Ronnie James Dio - This is Your Life

He had one of the most powerful voices in the world of rock and heavy metal.

Humdrum - Asidus

Asidus founder and head musician Daniel Gonzalez collaborated with musicians all over the world to bring us the latest album,…

Intentions - Brave City

I love listening to bands who clearly love what they are doing.

Deep Bloom - Roah Summit

Roah Summit, a six piece out of Costa Mesa, CA, has found a fine balance between old school and new school...

Static-X: A Retrospective

On Saturday, November 1st, Wayne Static, the namesake for the industrial metal band Static-X, passed away in his sleep at the…

Broken Crown Halo - Lacuna Coil

In the world of metal female fronted bands have become quite commonplace; in a world dominated by males women have overcome and…

The Hot Sardines - The Hot Sardines

Vintage nostalgia is becoming more trendy these days.

Year 200X - World of Ruin

The compositions of classic video games stick with us throughout our adulthood and will always bring back that nostalgia for the…

Seth McFarlane - Holiday for Swing!

Just in time for the holidays, Seth McFarlane delivers his second album.

Cats and Dogs - Adam Dale

Emotions can run extremely high when a certain song or sound is heard.

Butcher Babies - Uncovered! EP

When it comes to juxtaposition, the Butcher Babies have got it made.

Stevie Nicks - 24 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault

Helped pioneer an entire genre of music.

Andrew Reddy - The Other Master

...perfected the skill necessary to create beautiful soundscapes...

Weith EP - Weith

Coming from Geneva, Switzerland!

Bando by Chancius

Concept albums are a great way to break free from your usual repertoire.

That Night, A Forest Grew by Aldaraia

"Aldaraia started as just an outlet for me to work on music free from any outside influence."

Black Widow by In This Moment

After all these years this band has finally found their voice.

Crab Sir Mojo by Jacob Morris

Artist Jacob Morris, a native Australian, has combined pop, jazz, and orchestral synths to create his sophomore album, “Crab Sir…

The Pale Emperor by Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson is back!

City City by City City

An indie rock quintet from Los Angeles.

Everything's Coming Up Roses by Night Terrors of 1927

The genre of indie pop has become quite prevalent these days...

Nor by Echavox

An album from Andrew Eastman.

Rise and Fall by We Are Kings & Queens

We Are Kings & Queens, a melodic rock group from L.A.

21st Century Flow by Truth

A collection of ambient soundscapes that are perfect for meditation, rest, or to propel deep thoughts.

Once More 'Round the Sun by Mastodon

An American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in early 2000 and composed of bassist Troy Sanders, guitarists Brent…

From Where I Stand by Thomas Powell

From Nottinghamshire, England, Thomas Powell blends Indie Rock, intricate melodies, fast-paced, rhythmic guitar and driving…

Ultimate Sinatra by Frank Sinatra

Sinatra was a perfectionist, and took every second of music into consideration when composing his hits.

Carolina Homegrown by Campfires & Constellations

Down south, we do things a little bit differently.