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Monday, July 16 2012

Baroness: Yellow & Green

With double album Yellow & Green, Baroness finally surface from the suffocating Georgian sludge-swamps to sit amongst the upper echelon of progressive rock royalty.


Friday, July 13 2012

20 of the Most Influential Artists in Underground Metal Today

PopMatters celebrates the polymaths who have devoted their life's work to a multitude of artistic endeavours and in turn, emphatically etched their own legend in the annuals of underground metal. This is a list of the genre's most influential bands/artists in existence today. Kneel in reverence; the Gods are amongst us...


Thursday, November 10 2011

Opeth + Katatonia: 2011 October 16 - Portland

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: Rest

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: Ghost to a Ghost / Guttertown / Cattle Callin’ / Attention Deficit Domination

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

Russian Circles: Empros

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

400 Blows: Sickness and Health

Beat down riff-onomics 101.


Wednesday, October 5 2011

Wayne Static: Pighammer

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

Dream Theater: A Dramatic Turn of Events

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

Born Again, Again

Critically panned 28 years ago, Black Sabbath's bizarre 11th album, Born Again, has gone on to earn a cult following of its own.


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