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.

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.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc – Review

February 5, 2016

Gone are the rapid-fire grindcore outbursts, replaced with longer, doomier, mid-paced compositions with multiple parts, tempo changes — the whole nine yards.

Killing Joke – Pylon – Review

December 18, 2015

A superlative work of industrial music from start to finish – 10 impeccably crafted songs that drag you slack-jawed through the gamut of human experience.

Valkyrie – Shadows – Review

July 10, 2015

The power of the riff compels Valkyrie, a Virginia heavy rock group led by guitarists/vocalists Pete (also of Baroness) and Jake Adams.

Raven – ExtermiNation – Review

May 15, 2015

Every now and then, when your brain has been fried by so many far-out variants, it’s great to have some old-school Heavy Metal kick you in the head.

Killer Be Killed – Review

May 16, 2014

Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) Dave Elitch (ex-Mars Volta) came together to pool their individual strengths and see what happens if you throw ’em all in a metal blender.

Ihsahn – Das Seelenbreche – Review

April 28, 2014

There are now more Ihsahn solo records than Emperor records. It’s safe to say the former Emperor frontman is committed to this life of relentless experimentation.

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