Articles tagged metal

25 Oct 2016 // 2:10 AM

Sumerlands: Sumerlands

Sumerlands' debut album channels the history of metal music with subtley and style.

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Okkultokrati: Raspberry Dawn

Oslo-based unit takes us down to the dungeon where the jams are dank and the torture is pretty.

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Obituary: Ten Thousand Ways to Die

Is it a single with live bonus material or a live album with studio tracks? Either way, Obituary still kicks major corpse with Ten Thousand Ways to Die.

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19 Oct 2016 // 2:15 AM

Oathbreaker: Rheia

Oathbreaker's third album is wonderful in terms of contrasting black metal fury with quieter moments, but the songwriting lags behind the atmosphere.

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Brant Bjork and the Low Desert Punk Band - “Luvin’” (video) (premiere)

Brant Bjork's latest, Tao of the Devil is a more focused, more song-oriented approach than its predecessor, Black Flower Power. It's a record equal to the man's reputation and "Luvin'" is proof positive.

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Oozing Wound: Whatever Forever

Whatever Forever demonstrates Oozing Wound as a band willing to try anything to make their sound rougher and more aggressive--even if it means taking the reins of a black metal atmosphere.

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Metallica School Audience in Rock at Intimate New York Show

The group's strong core is immutable as Metallica proved at Webster Hall.

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Opeth’s Fake Nikki Sixx: An Interview with Mikael Akerfeldt

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt opens up about Opeth's 25 year career, the band's new album Sorceress, and his desire to score a Meryl Streep film one day.

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Crippled Black Phoenix - “Winning a Losing Battle” (premiere) + Interview

Hear the latest from heavy prog act Crippled Black Phoenix.

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27 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Opeth: Sorceress

This third entry in Opeth's newest phase doesn't quite match Pale Communion, but it's still a wonderfully multifaceted journey.

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26 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Negură Bunget: ZI

Negură Bunget returns with the second installment of its Transylvanian Trilogy.

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SubRosa: For This We Fought the Battle of Ages

SubRosa's sound hasn't changed much on For This We Fought the Battle of Ages, but that doesn't mean it isn't getting stronger.

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Revocation: Great Is Our Sin

Shredding eardrums with the mastery of technical death metal.

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Guns N’ Roses Knock It Out of the Park in San Francisco

The success of this tour is testament to the timeless power of these classic songs and the unique musical chemistry that coalesces when Axl, Slash and Duff share the stage.

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18 Aug 2016 // 2:10 AM

Whitechapel: Mark of the Blade

Mark of the Blade takes the Whitechapel we used to know and tosses it away for something new.

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Darkher - “Moths” (audio) (premiere)

"Moths" starts pitched downwards and slides even further, gothic folk that plunges headlong into doom territory.

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15 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Myrkur: Mausoleum

Myrkur living in a mausoleum with the Norwegian Girls Choir is the new black.

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Thy Catafalque - “Sirály” (audio) (premiere)

Hear "Sirály", the evocative new track from Thy Catalque's upcoming release.

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14 Jul 2016 // 2:30 AM

Inter Arma: Paradise Gallows

Typhoon-sized riffs and adventurous song structures define Paradise Gallows, the latest release by Virginia metal outfit Inter Arma.

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Imperium Dekadenz - “Still I Rise” (audio) (premiere)

German duo offers new track from upcoming album Dis Manibvs.

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