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Chris Colgan
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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.


Features

Monday, March 21 2011

The Death of Utopia: 'Firefly' and the Return to Human Realism in TV Sci-Fi

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.


Reviews

Thursday, February 20 2014

The Unguided: Fragile Immortality

Surpassing expectations and comparisons to their former band, Sonic Syndicate, The Unguided's sophomore release is a strong follow up to their impressive debut.


Tuesday, April 30 2013

Sevendust: Black Out the Sun

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.


Thursday, April 4 2013

Neaera: Ours Is the Storm

The German upstarts give one of their finest performances to date as they continue to surpass most of their older, more experienced contemporaries.


Sunday, January 27 2013

Sister Sin: Now and Forever

This Swedish metal group is a decade old, but their music is inspired by the best heavy metal groups of the '80s. Surprisingly, this works better than most would believe possible.


Thursday, January 24 2013

Parkway Drive: Atlas

The Aussies have returned to form after a brief experimental style shift on their previous album, and they've gotten even better as a result.


Mnemic: Mnemesis [3.Sep.12]
Soulfly: Enslaved [23.May.12]
DevilDriver: Beast [27.Apr.11]
Angra: Aqua [10.Nov.10]
Disturbed: Asylum [30.Aug.10]
Hellyeah: Stampede [25.Aug.10]
Kalmah: 12 Gauge [4.Apr.10]

Blogs

Monday, April 4 2011

Zombi - "Slow Oscillations" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Letting the synthesizers do the talking, Zombi's newest album Escape Velocity is a tutorial in utilizing seemingly disparate elements for synergistic, harmonized outcomes.


Tuesday, January 25 2011

Thomas Giles - "Sleep Shake" Video (PopMatters Premiere)

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.


Tuesday, December 7 2010

Mosh Potatoes

Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes, and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal [$15.00]


Thursday, November 4 2010

Aggression Maximized: A Second Look at Neaera's 'Armamentarium'

The full effect of this album may not hit you all at once, but when it does, the effect is too stunning to ignore.


Tuesday, November 2 2010

Tombs - "Course of Empire" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Tombs is the bastard child of noise-rockers Unsane and post-metal visionaries Neurosis -- raw, heavy, progressive, and unrelenting across the board.


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