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

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.

//Reviews

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.

KEN Mode: Venerable
23 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM

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

//Blogs

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
//Blogs

2015 Nelsonville Music Festival - 28-31 May, 2015 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, and the Flaming Lips headed up another eclectic year at Ohio's Nelsonville Music Festival.

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