Wednesday, April 1 2015
This old school-style thrash metal album would be a lot of fun if the lead singer didn't punctuate his vocals with random, aggravating falsetto shrieks.
Thursday, March 26 2015
This week's best metal release finds some musical innovators from Brooklyn up to their philosophical shenanigans once again.
Wednesday, February 25 2015
On Restarter, Torche delivers the smoothest sludge.
Tuesday, February 24 2015
With this EP, Pelican don’t seem to understand that promised tension that never delivers can be as frustrating as tension that never finds release.
Tuesday, February 10 2015
Winterborn isn't particularly original, but the songwriting is strong and the riffs are a nice combination of heavy and catchy.
Thursday, February 5 2015
Sailing the seven seas is a lot more fun when you're on a cruise ship with 60 metal bands and a legion of eager metal fans. No, really.
Thursday, December 11 2014
If you bemoan the fact that the metal genre is getting more and more unlistenable due to groups trying to push beyond music into something else entirely, then this will fit the bill.
Friday, December 5 2014
Metal's shining moments in 2014 include a long-awaited reunion, a culmination of a nearly 20-year career, and a sophomore outing that rose to the occasion.
This is pretty damn indispensable listening, and somewhere down below the man with the horns and cape is grinning in wild approval.
Thursday, December 4 2014
Is this old school speed metal album entertaining and exciting? Oh hells yes!