Piercing the Veil #5: Slugdge, Gastropods, and the Absurdity of Metal
The death/sludge outfit Slugdge might seem superficial at first, but the concept goes deeper than clever puns and outlandish lore. Learn more with our interview with Slugdge's Matt Moss.
Take Me Away: Four Otherworldly Albums From 2021
Looking for a way to completely separate from reality? Here's four albums released this year that construct alternate realities, operate on different wavelengths, and generally achieve total disconnection.
Grindcore Therapy: Manipulator Invites You to “Settle at the Bottom of Your Own Ocean” (Ea…
Listen to the positive-minded and death-grind-fueled debut of Manipulator ahead of its release.
Laüstic Pens Eccentric, Insane Ballads on “La Canzone del Cefaloforo” (EP Review)
Pulling together black metal, spoken word, art rock, electronica, and much more into a whirlwind sub-twenty-minute EP, "La Canzone del Cefaloforo" is a peculiar offering that must be heard to be believed—and still somewhat defies belief even then. Read our full review.
Piercing the Veil #4: Wayfarer Strides Into the Old West
The Denver, Colorado atmospheric black/folk metal band has heavily integrated elements of American Western music into not only their sound, but their mentality. We talked to guitarist/vocalist Shane McCarthy to dive into their unusual perspective.
Typhonian’s Murderous Death Metal Clockwork Powers “The Cosmic Pendulum of Time” (EP Revie…
The German death metal group unleashes their first EP following their full-length debut in 2018, with this new release demonstrating their unrelenting commitment to the fundamentals. Read our full review.
Panopticon Returns to The Light (Review + Interview)
In a new interview, Panopticon mastermind Austin Lunn discusses the more personal aspects of his new album "...And Again Into The Light."
Piercing the Veil #3: Fractal Generator Explores Entropy and Existence Within the “Macroco…
Consisting of masked members with numerical identifiers, Fractal Generator is a faceless exploration of some of the strange thought experiments science fiction has to offer. We talked with the (as it turns out, human) band to understand more.
Piercing the Veil #2: Imperial Triumphant Channels the Glamour and Mystery of New York Cit…
The New York-based avant-garde metal trio aims to tell the story of their home city, taking aesthetic inspiration from its near-mythical past. This edition of Piercing the Veil explores the band's musical and conceptual ties to the Big Apple.
Piercing the Veil #1: Froglord Saves the Frogs, Melts Our Faces With Roiling Fuzz
Combining impossibly groovy stoner metal with a fantastical amphibian concept grounded in eco-conservatism, the UK's Froglord is an ideal starting point for this column, which dives deep into thematic bands that are more than just a gimmick.