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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.


Thursday, June 23 2011

Enter Night: A Biography of Metallica

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

SubRosa: No Help For the Mighty Ones

The second album by this Salt Lake City band puts a seductive twist on traditional doom-metal.


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Angel Eyes: Midwestern (Capsule Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Motorpsycho: Heavy Metal Fruit (Capsule Reviews) [9.Sep.10]
Planning for Burial: Leaving (Reviews) [1.Sep.10]
Cathedral: Keep ‘em Guessing (Columns) [19.Apr.10]
Apocalyptica: Worlds Collide (Reviews) [13.Aug.08]
Slayer’s Reign in Blood (Reviews) [15.Jul.08]
Scald: Fluke (Capsule Reviews) [27.May.08]
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