• 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 [...]
  • Dr. Woman – Dead Hearts Club

    I like Dead Hearts Club. There’s something uniquely earnest about its unabashed love affair with Depeche Mode, something that strikes me as charming and genuine. It’s a [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Chaos – All Against All

    April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

    Thrash metal is alive. After years of stagnation and irrelevance, the genre returned in a big way in 2016, with both its elder statesmen (Anthrax, Death Angel, Witchery) and [...]
  • Pallbearer-Heartless

    March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

    With 2014’s Foundations of Burden, Pallbearer defined a certain style of doom metal which beforehand had been mastered by very few other groups. The balance of tense, [...]