Chris Colgan is a metal enthusiast, former DJ at WSOU-FM, and avid music fan. He regularly writes reviews, commentary, and recaps on all things in the metal scene, be they mainstream or underground. He contributes a weekly column called "New & Noteworthy" to MetalInsider.net, detailing the new releases in hard rock and heavy metal.
The Death of Utopia: 'Firefly' and the Return to Human Realism in TV Sci-Fi | 21 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM
Joss Whedon's science fiction western Firefly was revolutionary in several ways, not least its embrace of a degree of realism regarding human motivation, in contrast to the utopianism of earlier TV sci-fi such as Star Trek.
The Unguided: Fragile Immortality | 20 Feb 2014 // 9:03 PM
Surpassing expectations and comparisons to their former band, Sonic Syndicate, The Unguided's sophomore release is a strong follow up to their impressive debut.
Sevendust: Black Out the Sun | 30 Apr 2013 // 6:01 PM
On their ninth album, the Atlanta quintet has created one of the best records of their career, showing why they are still better than almost all of their peers in the hard rock world.
Zombi - "Slow Oscillations" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere) | 4 Apr 2011 // 1:10 AM
Letting the synthesizers do the talking, Zombi's newest album Escape Velocity is a tutorial in utilizing seemingly disparate elements for synergistic, harmonized outcomes.
Thomas Giles - "Sleep Shake" Video (PopMatters Premiere) | 25 Jan 2011 // 11:16 PM
Tommy Rogers is out to blow perceptions away, though, with his new solo album Pulse, issued under his given first and middle name of Thomas Giles.