Tuesday, December 16 2008
It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norweigian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.
Tuesday, December 9 2008
It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norwegian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.
Tuesday, February 24 2015
On Restarter, Torche delivers the smoothest sludge.
Monday, April 23 2012
In which the brawny but somewhat clinical roil of Miami's hardest-rocking export becomes a rousing, universal sprint.
Thursday, October 14 2010
Miami trio compiles a stopgap of savvy scorchers. They are as tectonically heavy as they are brief, which probably bars them from the radio, but makes them better pop. Go figure.
Wednesday, June 11 2008
Summery pop melodies, crushing stoner rock... what could be better?
Tuesday, July 12 2005
On their fiery debut album, Miami's Torche explore the sunnier side of stoner rock.
Thursday, February 26 2015
Album anniversaries of the music of Led Zeppelin and Slayer highlight this week in metal: one is a sprawling double album epic, the other a stepping stone for one of metal's most important bands.
Wednesday, April 24 2013
When I talk about metal music I don't typically make reference to terms like "optimism", "hope" or "sunny afternoons". But just as other genres have their emotional orientations, metal too can offer a spectrum of perspectives -- even if not as often.