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Thursday, December 6 2012

The Best Metal of 2012

There's no doubt 2012 has been another great year for metal, with releases from veteran road dogs and fresh young bands alike providing endless roaring highs and churning, filth-ridden lows.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


Columns

Thursday, December 10 2009

The Best Metal Albums of 2009

It seems every year I say it, but this year it's truer than ever: this was one hell of a year for metal. If you think the Mastodon record is good (which it is) just wait 'til you hear this list’s top three.


Tuesday, October 13 2009

Castle Walls of Blood and Bone: An Interview with Converge

With four landmark albums this decade alone, Converge has saved its best work for last. Vocalist Jacob Bannon talks with PopMatters about his music, his art, and his insanely talented band.


Reviews

Monday, December 10 2012

All We Love We Leave Behind European Tour: 30 November 2012 - Dublin, Ireland

Converge’s All We Love We Leave Behind European Tour lands itself in Dublin’s the Button Factory to heat up a frosty Friday night in November.


Thursday, October 25 2012

Converge: All We Love We Leave Behind

All We Love We Leave Behind is proof positive that the incandescent flame of Converge's fury is fully under their direct control.


Monday, December 7 2009

Dethklok + Mastodon: 12 November 2009 - Houston, TX

Mastodon did a great rendition of Crack the Skye, but seemed less interested when they got to their older material. Dethklok, on the other hand, was surprisingly intense as well as fun.


Wednesday, October 21 2009

Converge: Axe to Fall

Fittingly, the Massachusetts band caps off the decade with their best album to date.


Monday, December 11 2006

Converge: No Heroes

Yet another reminder of just how scarily talented this band is.


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