Monday, July 16 2012
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
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
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.