Black Tusk – Set The Dial – Review

April 15, 2012

Savannah’s Black Tusk sound a lot like fellow Georgians Kylesa. Their fast and heavy mix of stoner metal with hardcore punk is immediate and effective.

Revocation – Chaos of Forms – Review

September 2, 2011

So many jaw-dropping riffs and solos are thown at you during the first half, the band takes an instrumental stretch break before the second half beatdown.

Royal Thunder – Review

February 14, 2011

Bassist/singer Miny Parsonz may be the biggest reason I have a half-bat for this Atlanta trio, but the whole package is something special.

Unearthly Trance – V – Review

October 25, 2010

All of the morbid dirges one would expect from these doom heavyweights. But take a closer look and there are some interesting pieces of debris in the wreckage.

Black Anvil – Triumvirate – Review

October 18, 2010

The phrase “NYC-based black metal” might conjure images in your mind of a hipster-heavy, irony-fueled disaster, but luckily for us, Black Anvil is for real.

Hero Destroyed – Throes – Review

August 23, 2010

Nothing sounds labored or painstakingly tweaked, just lively and aggressive. It’s an enviable trait, to sound like you just plugged in and went with it.

Baroness – Blue Record – Review

November 1, 2009

An amazing and diverse band, so textured and well-versed, metal fans would be missing out on a real gem if they didn’t snag this one and absorb it thoroughly.

Suffocation – Review

December 8, 2006

While its predecessor satisfied the fans’ hunger for their returning heroes, on this new endeavor, Suffocation no longer need rely on their past for accolades.

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