Crown the Empire - DOGMA
Having watched this band grow from their cover of Drake's "Forever", to their EP, to NOW has been a wild ride. Most fans would agree that they immediately struck gold with their debut album "The Fallout". My nostalgia for that first record is immense but (dare I say it?) DOGMA is their best record yet. The production sounds HUGE. Andy keeps serving us his beautifully haunting melodies, Hayden has stepped up and took on a prominent screaming role that fills a void the band has lacked since their 2nd album, the instrumentation blends modern metal and dark pop elements in a perfect balance, all this culminating in a brand new masterpiece.