Thursday, December 10 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.
Monday, February 23 2015
With this EP, Pelican don’t seem to understand that promised tension that never delivers can be as frustrating as tension that never finds release.
Thursday, February 19 2015
The latest project by metal titan Aaron Turner may be rough around the edges, but it's a thrilling enough ride to merit ignoring the bumps.
Wednesday, July 10 2013
This may be the bones that later work would add flesh and blood to, but Isis's 2000 debut -- reissued now on Robotic Empire -- has its own harrowing pulse. If it's more direct than future albums, it's still no less vital of a sound.
Sunday, November 4 2012
Whether you thought Isis' career ended far too early or at just the right time, Temporal is a nice a going-away gift as could be expected from these post-metal greats.
Tuesday, May 5 2009
Not so much a reinvention as a graceful re-imagining of their signature sound, Isis sounds rejuvenated on their fifth album.