Friday, December 6 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
When faced with the task of restoring one's credibility, cranking out the old stuff always works.
Thursday, October 31 2013
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
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
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.
Wednesday, September 25 2013
Oathbreaker's decision to exhibit more range on its sophomore album, Eros|Anteros, isn't a unique artistic statement in metallic hardcore. But it's one that many bands of its ilk ignore in favour of "stamping on a human face, forever".
Thursday, September 19 2013
You could write a doctoral thesis on death metal band Ulcerate's complex musicality, and the band's latest album, Vermis, is another stunning mix of science run amok, organic madness, and clinical brutality.
Tuesday, September 17 2013
Fans of unorthodox and ingenious trajectories would be well advised to seek out Oranssi Pazuzu's cosmically gazing black metal.
Monday, September 16 2013
The Doom Metal version of the summer blockbuster is here!
Friday, September 6 2013
The Wild Hunt sees the Swedish sinners simultaneously confront their songwriting skills and our definition of what Watain should sound like, while upholding the thrash/death/black metal amalgam they had honed into a sharp scepter on Lawless Darkness.