Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks


Another four great songs for this week, check them out!

Black Dog – Shields

Wow, this song rips. Shields play incredibly well on both sides of the genre. The verses are extremely heavy, and the chorus is anthemic. There’s some serious weight to this song, as it’s dedicated to their late guitarist, who passed this January, so the emotion conveyed is unquestionably raw, and the lyrics hit closer to home. Even though the song was written and recorded before he passed, it’s still extremely emotional, even in hindsight. The song itself all builds up really well, and the breakdown that closes out the song is one of the heaviest and most groovy breakdowns this genre has seen. Apparently these guys are really big in the UK, but haven’t quite made the jump across the pond yet. I’m thinking that will happen very soon.

Genre: Metalcore

RIYL: Novelists, Oceans Ate Alaska, Our Hollow Our Home

In Or Out – Story Untold

Montreal’s own Story Untold released their debut album last month, and recently shot a music video for the lead track on the album, “In Or Out.” This bouncy pop-infused song is extremely catchy, reminiscent of Yellowcard, early All Time Low and Simple Plan. The chorus is extremely catchy, with an incredible melody and easy-to-remember lyrics. Relying heavy on the pop in the pop-punk, these guys sound like State Champs, and carry the same energy and riffs as their counterparts. Lined up to play the final warped tour this summer, Story Untold are on the cusp of something big.

Genre: Pop-Punk/Pop-Rock

RIYL: All Time Low, Simple Plan, State Champs


Bad, Bad News – Leon Bridges

It’s been really cool to see hip-hop artists like Chance the Rapper & Childish Gambino steer their music towards more of the roots of soul and blues, but Leon is a soul/blues artist, and there’s nothing quite like the real thing. Tapping into artists of the past that were huge in their day like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye and the like. Equally allowing time for the musicians to shine as he sings, Leon’s arrangement for his music is nothing short of brilliant. The horns, the drumbeat, and Bridges’ voice is unlike anything else right now, and that he’s getting the platform he has is amazing. He’s a true talent, and a nice change-up to all of the other music we tend to listen to, whether pop, rap or metal. There’s definitely something refreshing about his music, and if he continues with this level of excellence, perhaps more artists will pop up with this style.

Genre: R&B, Soul, Blues

RIYL: Michael Kiwanuka, Otis Redding, Alabama Shakes


Euthanasia Feat. Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker – Saving Vice

Though this band hasn’t released much music, this song makes them sound like a well-seasoned band. There’s a serious level of intensity to their music in every facet, instrumentally and vocally. The vocalist has some impressive dynamics, hitting highs and lows with his scream, while also holding down some nice cleans. However, what sets this song apart is Rory’s feature. New bands take note: get a notable, talented vocalist to guest on one of your earlier songs, because that’s how fans take notice. I wouldn’t have listened to this band except for that feature. And Rory absolutely kills it on this song. He shows off his brilliant range, power and control over his voice, one of the best, original clean vocalists in the genre right now, not to mention his weighty scream. This is an awesome song that grabbed my attention from the top and never let go.

Genre: Metalcore

RIYL: Dayseeker, The Plot In You, Asking Alexandria


As always, you can listen to all of the TetraT songs at this playlist here: