Ivan Belcic’s Top 10 EPs of 2020
Staff writer Ivan Belcic recalls his favorite 2020 EPs in a special, non-ordered list.
“And This Too Shall Pass”: Demonstealer’s Blistering Rage Confronts a Tattered Reality (EP Premiere + Interview)
We're premiering the Indian death metal act's latest EP, plus an interview with the mastermind Sahil Makhija -- who also happens to be a YouTube chef ("Headbanger's Kitchen"), diving into two delicious subjects: metal and cooking.
“The Negationist”: Æolian Ponders A Tortured Earth’s Next Move (Early Album Stream + Interview)
The Spanish melodic death metal group's second full length explores the damage that man has done to the earth and where it will take us next. Check out a thoughtful interview with the band and stream the whole album now.
Perfectly Calibrated Horror: Heads for the Dead Presents “The Coffin Scratcher”
On their upcoming sophomore record "Into the Red," the UK/Germany scare-obsessed death metal group further refine their approach to grisly death metal. Stream a track from the album now.
Hanging Fortress’s Mighty Death Metal Looks Forward to “Killing You”
The Toledo outfit offers up the closing track from their upcoming album "Darkness Devours," detailing the panic-strewn thought process of brutal survival.
Inferi Spins an Otherworldly Tale “Of Sunless Realms” (EP Premiere)
Stream the new EP from these technical death metal standouts, which delves into Lovecraftian madness.
Not So Grim: Three Underdog Coheed and Cambria Albums
Ivan tackles three less lauded Coheed and Cambria albums in this addendum to his recent So Grim, So True, So Real edition on the legendary prog rockers.
Gravitas and Gravity: Jupiterian’s “Voidborn” is Sensationally Massive (Song Premiere)
Stream a sludge-ridden new single from doom outfit Jupiterian's upcoming third full-length "Protosapien" -- this one will cave your chest in.
Dynfari Gazes Into the Void with “Ég tortímdi sjálfum mér”
This Icelandic quartet elevates the darkness within all of us -- their new album "Myrkurs er þörf" (trans. "darkness is needed") is a postmodern tome of atmospherics, and we've got a new song now.
So Grim, So True, So Real: Coheed and Cambria
We dissect the masterful prog of Coheed and Cambria for this almighty resurrection of So Grim, So True, So Real, our trident-stab into the guts of storied bands and their sprawling discographies.