• Young Lions – Mr. Spaceman

      Concept albums are a dime a dozen in today’s musical climate. Whether attempted by pseudo-ambitious newcomers looking to spice up their resume or aging veterans [...]
  • Marty Friedman-Wall of Sound

    It would be remiss to say that Marty Friedman has reinvented himself in terms of musical focus, but his numerous travels to Japan and collaborating with musicians from many [...]
  • As Paradise Falls – Digital Ritual

    I was a bit late in hopping on the deathcore bandwagon. It wasn’t until a chance encounter with As Paradise Falls’ 2014 EP Save Yourself that I began to see some merit in [...]
  • Boris-Dear

    Considering the track record of Japanese avant-garde/experimental/noise/drone/whatever-you-want-to-call-it trio Boris, the band at this point in their lengthy career [...]
  • Stone Sour-Hydrograd

    It’s been all too easy recently to denounce both Stone Sour and Slipknot as “The Corey Taylor” show over the past few years. Firstly, there’s the way [...]
  • Les Discrets-Prédateurs

    May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Everyone who knows Alcest will have at some point known about the brief albeit beautiful 2009 split with French post-rock/shoegaze act Les Discrets. Eloquent and frequently [...]
  • All That Remains – Madness

    May 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Some questions to ponder: At what point in a bands career is it too late to reverse a downward spiral? Should a band be obligated to release music that caters to the majority [...]
  • Bereft -Lands

    May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Fusing doom metal and black metal together has been something of a fitting trend lately, especially for those who revel in concepts linked to the Occult and Satanic subject [...]
  • Ulver-The Assassination of Julius Caesar

    April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Ulver’s reputation nowadays seems to concern less of the initial black metal movement that their first album trilogy heralded, and more about how they have progressed [...]
  • Mastodon-Emperor of Sand

    April 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

    In truth, Mastodon have never released a bad album. The Atlantean progressive metallers haven’t even released an average album. That doesn’t mean to say that [...]