The Breeders – All Nerve – Review

December 6, 2018

Kim and Kelley Deal make difficult music. This is tough sledding at first – like much good and great music – but it’s interesting and at times, very good.

Monster Magnet – Mindfucker – Review

March 31, 2018

They’ve gone from tripped-out, psychedelic fare like Spine of God and Dopes to Infinity to a more straightforward rock ‘n’ roll sound on Mindfucker, their 11th album.

c.Kostra – Now I Feel It – Review

January 31, 2017

Heavily distorted vocals push, pull, and mold these tracks into beautiful miniature soundscapes that sound fresh and innovative while managing to be accessible.

Pain – Coming Home – Review

November 11, 2016

From industrial to country to metal to classic rock, Tägtgren is just endearingly weird – in the Les Claypool or Devin Townsend mold- when he’s in Pain mode.

Wovenwar – Honor Is Dead – Review

November 4, 2016

Wovenwar sounds unshackled here, free to create a melodic metalcore sound that feels natural rather than predictably soft/heavy, good cop/bad cop.

Pixies – Head Carrier – Review

September 26, 2016

The Pixies 2.0’s second tilt, Head Carrier, picks up where the first one, Indie Cindy, left off; and like its predecessor, it’s a bit uneven.

Squarecrow – Rammi Jamms – Review

August 26, 2016

Squarecrow sounds focused and energized throughout Rammi Jamms, and they even throw in a snarled, skank-worthy take on The Smiths’ immortal “Bigmouth Strikes Again.”

Metal Massacre 14 – Review

April 29, 2016

34 years and 13 volumes later, Metal Massacre 14 compiles a new wave of artists all sharing a true metal mindset. Strictly old-school denim and leather stuff.

Abbath – Review

February 26, 2016

With decades of genre-defining black metal under his spiked belt as frontman for Norwegian legends Immortal, one wouldn’t think Abbath had much left to prove.

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