Thursday, November 10 2011
A surprisingly short concert for a band like Opeth, this Portland show was nonetheless a strong demonstration of how Opeth came to make an album like Heritage. This, foiled with the brutal heaviness of Katatonia, made for one fine evening of Swedish music.
Rwake is a solemn and intensely emotional band and its new album resonates with a hypnotizing cathartic energy. Anything but straightforward sludge.
Monday, November 7 2011
Hank3’s pent-up creativity works brilliantly on Ghost to a Ghost and Guttertown, while Cattle Callin’ and Attention Deficit Domination are mostly failed experiments.
Tuesday, November 1 2011
Empros both defines and expounds upon an already successful musical journey. With this record, Russian Circles have reached their artistic peak masterfully.
Thursday, October 6 2011
Beat down riff-onomics 101.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
Wayne Static's solo debut might be a delight for fans of Static-X, but for the rest of you, stand well back.
Tuesday, September 20 2011
A couple of strong songs does not a full album make, and this constantly-working cycle that Dream Theater is on seems to have passed the point of diminishing returns.
Monday, August 1 2011
Critically panned 28 years ago, Black Sabbath's bizarre 11th album, Born Again, has gone on to earn a cult following of its own.
Thursday, June 23 2011
While Ride the Lightning was Metallica’s first exceptionally accomplished recording, Master of Puppets would swiftly become recognised as their first stone cold masterpiece; their Led Zeppelin II; their Ziggy Stardust; their legacy. There would never be a Metallica album quite like it again.
Tuesday, March 22 2011
The second album by this Salt Lake City band puts a seductive twist on traditional doom-metal.