With nearly a decade of live performances and LPs behind them, Icelandic collective Kontinuum appear poised to release their best work yet.
Bound Meditates on Thin Line Between Hope and Resignation Via 'No Beyond' (album stream + interview)
Washington, D.C. quartet Bound issues debut album on 20 April. Founding member talks about the year-long journey toward the record's completion and the events which inspired its nine tracks.
Powerful Philly metal trio Mob Terror gives listeners a taste of new EP, Superstimulus, with "People".
Dutch progressive rock/metal master Arjen Anthony Lucassen offers great humor and humility in reflecting on his Ayreon Universe career celebration.
King Witch arrive at something like genuine progressive doom metal - atmospheric, heaving, dynamic doom riffs powered by strikingly sonorous vocals.
Judas Priest still packs some heavy artillery and can still hit the target even if not every shot is a bullseye.
While a tad too familiar and safe, Automata I further cements Between the Buried and Me as the superlative act in modern progressive metal.
Andrew W.K.'s first studio LP in eight years emotes in all-caps, like a motivational speech fueled by keg stands.
Documenting Germanic resistance against the Roman Empire, Vuur van Verzet is a heavy yet textured work from the Scandinavian sextet Heidevolk.
While it won't make you forgot about Aerosmith's best work, Sweetzerland Manifesto is better than one might expect.
Hooded Menace Stake Their Claim Atop the Death Metal Pantheon with 'Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed'
Finnish doom/death overlords Hooded Menace return with Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed which reaffirms their position in today's metal pantheon.
Austrian Tolkien fanatics Summoning return five years after Old Mornings Dawn and continue to explore the lore and fables of Middle-Earth through their atmospheric brew of black metal.
Returning five years after their strong Southern Lord debut, Rites of Separation, Agrimonia introduce the strongest chapter in their heavy post-metal vision.