REVIEW: Wage War – Deadweight


Since being taken under the wing of A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon and signing to Fearless Records in 2015, Ocala, Florida band Wage War have quickly seen themselves pick up a huge amount of buzz and fans in the metalcore scene, with a trajectory akin to Knocked Loose, who has also experienced a similar surge in popularity.

While their debut album Blueprints showed a band that knew had to play metalcore well, I personally felt they fell into a lot of the traps lots of other metalcore bands do when starting out, with an overabundance of breakdowns and a reliance on slower, clean chorus which often threatened to kill the momentum of their own tracks.

So has the release of their second album Deadweight shown that Wage Ware have focused on their strengths and trimmed the fat?

Yes and no.

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Placeholder Music starting up again.

So if you haven’t noticed, this page has been very quiet as of late. While the hiatus was always planned, the length of time Placeholder Music would be out of commission wasn’t. After I got the internet issues all sorted and started to get into the groove with me new job, I ended up in hospital and have been in and out of hospital for the last 3 months with heart issues.

But I’m recovering, probably going to have to resign from my job and feel miserable, so I’m going to start Placeholder Music back up again on a slower schedule.

So expect reviews and news and stuff like usual, but even typing can take a lot out of me, so I might be a bit slower than usual.

– Rhys

Site on Hiatus

So I’m between moving and starting a new job, I’m going to be taking a break from this site for the next week or two. I do hopefully get internet set up in my new place on the 30th, so I should hopefully be back up by then.

Try not to forget about me until then. I’m going to keep updating my instagram though with shitty memes until then at So yeah, just keeping people in the loop.

Sorority Noise deliver heartfelt ode to grief with ‘No Halo’ music video

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American pop punk band Sorority Noise has released a music video for No Halo, the opening track and lead single to their latest album You’re Not As _____ As You Think.

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REVIEW: Eternity Forever – Fantasy EP


Could Kurt Travis (ex-Dance Gavin Dance and A Lot Like Birds) physically stop writing music? While he has always been prolific, it seems that his decision to leave A Lot Like Birds last year has lit a fire beneath him, with 2017 being the year he is due to release his second solo album, release a debut EP for Pushover (side project band with Thomas Erak from The Fall of Troy), running his record label Esquire Records and has just released the debut EP for Eternity Forever.

Eternity Forever is a three piece groovy post-hardcore/math rock band comprising of Kurt Travis on vocals, Brandon Ewing (CHON touring bassist) on guitars and Strawberry Girls drummer Ben Rosett.

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