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Columns

Thursday, June 28 2012

Profunda Gravis Metalli

Underground metal is a strange beast. It often struggles to celebrate its successes lest it somehow betray its outsider status. Well, to hell with composure and coolness.


Reviews

Thursday, March 21 2013

KEN mode: Entrench

KEN mode's noise-rock growl is unmistakable, but Entrench's 11 songs favor a crueler, more cantankerous metalcore sound -- with the album's lyrical themes of perseverance and doggedness reflected in its fighting stance.


Wednesday, March 23 2011

KEN Mode: Venerable

After years of hard work, the Canadian noise trio finally starts to live up to its promise on its fourth album.


Blogs

Thursday, April 2 2015

Blood and Thunder: Song of Himself

This week in metal, Nightwish remains as grandiose as ever, and the album of the week features Norwegian teens playing surprisingly orthodox '80s thrash.


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