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Thursday, April 17 2014

Twilight: III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb

Twilight have slammed the tomb shut and are hostile to all visitors, leaving a disconnect between the listener and the songs outside of “Oh Wretched Son” and “A Flood of Eyes”.


Monday, March 24 2014

Sabbath Assembly - “I, Satan” (video) (Premiere)

PopMatters premieres the video for "I, Satan", taken from Sabbath Assembly's portentous third album Quaternity, set for release on the 28th of March.


Monday, February 10 2014

Messenger - “Somniloquist” (video) (Premiere)

PopMatters premieres the video for "Somniloquist", taken from Messenger's genre-defying debut album Illusory Blues, set for release on the 28th of March.


Friday, January 10 2014

Counterbalance No. 158 Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction. Weak are ripped and torn away. Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower. The 158th most acclaimed album of all time is here to stay. A 1986 metal landmark is this week's Counterbalance.


Wednesday, January 8 2014

Melt-Banana: Fetch

Fetch marries the lupine, atypical grindcore of their mid-'90s output, with the lunatic pop sensibility of 2007’s Bambi’s Dilemma with results powerful enough to destroy entire continents.


Friday, December 27 2013

The Best Metal Albums of 2013

Bands across metal's subgenres reached their full potential, be they acts coming into their own, making crowd-pleasing comebacks, or even bowing out at the top of their game.


Thursday, November 14 2013

Slayer - 5 November, Saskatoon, SK

When faced with the task of restoring one's credibility, cranking out the old stuff always works.


Thursday, October 31 2013

‘Evay and ‘Earty Birthday Wishes to Rise Above Records

In 1988, Lee Dorrian founded UK record label Rise Above. A quarter century later, the label is one of the ‘eavisest and ‘eartiest around, filled with as much tuning in and dropping out as doomy drop-tuning and whigging out.


Wednesday, October 9 2013

A Path Beyond Premonition: An Interview with Luc Lemay of Gorguts

Technical death metal luminary Gorguts recently released their first album in 12 years and we discuss its concept and creation with band leader and Canadian metal legend Luc Lemay.


Thursday, October 3 2013

The Transcendant Power of Extreme Music

Genres like metal can be experienced as a cleansing agent, removed of anger, sadness, pleasure, and bereft of space and origin. Momentarily, you are negated, a joyous flipside to nihilism.


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Watain: The Wild Hunt (Reviews) [6.Sep.13]
Vista Chino: Peace (Reviews) [5.Sep.13]
Exhumed: Necrocracy (Reviews) [22.Aug.13]
Revocation: Revocation (Reviews) [5.Aug.13]
Coffins: The Fleshlands (Reviews) [17.Jul.13]
High on Fire: Spitting Fire (Reviews) [16.Jul.13]
Lantern: Below (Reviews) [15.Jul.13]
Marauder: Elegy of Blood (Reviews) [10.Jul.13]
Lesbian: Forestelevision (Reviews) [9.Jul.13]
Black Sabbath: 13 (Reviews) [13.Jun.13]
Fell Voices: Regnum Saturni (Reviews) [6.Jun.13]
Lost Society: Fast Loud Death (Reviews) [23.May.13]
Shining: One One One (Reviews) [22.May.13]
Five Reasons to Mourn: RIP Cathedral (Sound Affects) [22.May.13]
Cathedral: The Last Spire (Reviews) [20.May.13]
Sevendust: Black Out the Sun (Reviews) [30.Apr.13]
Howl: Bloodlines (Reviews) [29.Apr.13]
Beastwars: Blood Becomes Fire (Reviews) [17.Apr.13]
Ensemble Pearl: Ensemble Pearl (Reviews) [16.Apr.13]
Neaera: Ours Is the Storm (Reviews) [4.Apr.13]
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