KEN Mode
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Profunda Gravis Metalli
28 Jun 2012 // 5:20 PM

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.


KEN Mode: Success
24 Jun 2015 // 8:20 PM

A little anti-social rage never hurt anybody.

KEN mode: Entrench
21 Mar 2013 // 5:05 PM

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.


Blood and Thunder: KEN Mode's Stab at 'Success'
18 Jun 2015 // 3:00 AM

KEN Mode's latest album is surprising people, but it should have been expected all along.

Blood and Thunder: Song of Himself
2 Apr 2015 // 3:00 AM

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

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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