Articles tagged metal

17 Jun 2016 // 2:30 AM

Gojira: Magma

Magma is a prime example of how Gojira successfully navigate the line between high art and theme park thrill ride.

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Earthless + Harsh Toke: Acid Crusher / Mount Swan

This is psychoactive music for psychoactive times, and neither Earthless nor Harsh Toke falter in their mission to sing the words of the muse.

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The Melvins: Basses Loaded

With nutty titles, booming guitars, and an ex-Nirvana member playing the accordion, Basses Loaded is just business as usual for the Melvins, who continue to deliver.

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Katatonia: The Fall of Hearts

Following a stretch of stripped-down and glum releases, Katatonia hearkens back to its best albums and reinvents them with the dynamic The Fall of Hearts.

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11 Apr 2016 // 2:10 AM

Haxen: Haxen

Providence, Rhode Island grimmers are more set on making "Ceremonial Wounds" than standing on ceremony.

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Graves at Sea: The Curse That Is

Graves at Sea have been around for over a decade and sound like they have spent most of it surviving a prolonged bar fight with the actual sea in their band name.

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4 Apr 2016 // 2:20 AM

Ihsahn: Arktis

Ihsahn's sense of adventure is all over the place on Arktis, but fortunately that doesn't prevent the music from unifying into a compelling whole.

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22 Mar 2016 // 1:30 PM

The Body - “Two Snakes” (Singles Going Steady)

Terrifying, brutal, crushing, squalls of dark sound come howling at you, tearing down walls and most semblances of sanity as the simple electro pads do their best to try and keep some semblance of sanity.

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The Body: No One Deserves Happiness

No One Deserves Happiness, is the Body's attempt to make "the grossest pop album of all time". Well, they've certainly shown another bend in their malleable sound.

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21 Mar 2016 // 2:15 AM

Amon Amarth: Jomsviking

Viking kings return for a concept piece that is smart, simple and stays on track. It's classic Amon Amarth and, really, what else could we ask for?

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15 Mar 2016 // 11:06 AM

Architects - “A Match Made in Heaven” (Singles Going Steady)

Architects aren't mincing their words; they are pissed off at the current status quo in international relations, and their lyrics and throbbing hard rock instrumentation portray that frustration well.

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None More Black: Reassessing Black Sabbath’s First Three Albums

The sound Black Sabbath cultivated remains, at once, neither derivative nor capable of duplication.

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1 Mar 2016 // 12:34 PM

Carcass Is Back, and So Is the Heavy Stuff

Carcass: "Instead of this cartoon-movie violence, we were going to be influenced by the violence of real life.”

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Skuggsja - ‘Skuggsja’ (album stream) (premiere) and Interview

Two metal masterminds celebrate their heritage, end up with tasteful new project that reaches far beyond the realms of metal.

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26 Feb 2016 // 3:05 AM

Megadeth: Dystopia

New additions prove there is some fire left in the proverbial embers left over from Megadeth's previous train wrecks.

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25 Feb 2016 // 3:15 AM

Rotting Christ: Rituals

Greek outfit continues an evolution that doesn't betray its roots but also doesn't blindly play the party line.

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23 Feb 2016 // 3:05 AM

Voivod: Post Society

Voivod has never been of this earth, even if the band claims Quebec as its home. And never has the group sounded as vibrant, imaginative or alien.

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22 Feb 2016 // 3:30 AM

Anthrax: For All Kings

Far from a throwaway throwback, For All Kings shows Anthrax sounding like their classic lineup but evolved for 2016.

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19 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

After the Burial: Dig Deep

Next generation metalcore pack leaders navigate the death of guitarist Justin Lowe and nonetheless make a triumphant future genre touchstone.

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18 Feb 2016 // 3:10 AM

Black Tusk: Pillars of Ash

Following the loss of longtime bassist/compadre Jonathan Athon, Black Tusk come roaring back with the final contribution by their fallen bandmate.

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Paul McCartney: Pure McCartney (take 2)

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"Pure McCartney really is a compilation for those wanted to dip their toes in wading pool instead of jumping waterfalls.

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