I’m Listening to Death Metal #13: Immolation’s “Majesty and Decay”
In this edition, Langdon follows threads of loss and self-destruction through tumultuous and dark realms of his life where echoes of Immolation lead the way either to salvation… or eternal mind-death.
Master Boot Record’s Dark Synthwave Injects Cyberpunk Into New Adventure Game “VirtuaVerse…
We dissect this thoroughly enjoyable (and dark) new point-and-click cyberpunk adventure game by Theta Division, featuring Master Boot Record whose soundtrack is both befitting and bewildering.
Behold the Arctopus’ “Hapeleptic Overtrove” Melted Our Brains (Album Premiere)
We've got an early full stream of the latest Behold the Arctopus album (feat. Colin Marston, Mike Lerner, Jason Bauers) -- prepare your neurons for the best kind of overload.
Iron Maiden’s Prog-Soaked “Brave New World” Still Invincible 20 Years On
The band's 12th studio album saw the return of Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith in a revamped six-piece format that achieved musical perfection -- here, we look back on this marvel of metal's unkillable spirit.
Caligula’s Horse Proves Progressive Power on “Rise Radiant”
Here's our full review of a prog-filled, djent-adjacent, hyper-modern new album from Caligula's Horse -- do you love to ascend?
Cryptic Shift Deliver “Visitations From Enceladus” to Turn Death-Thrash Into High Art
This striking debut full-length from death metal act Cryptic Shift has us wowed to death with its thrashing intensity and riff-focused savagery -- check out our full thoughts here in this in-depth review.
Katatonia’s “City Burials” Has Pop Appeal and a Heart of Steel
We dig into the latest from the Swedish legends Katatonia -- "City Burials" affirms their uncanny ability to be at once familiar and fresh.
Beyond Metal: Elder’s “Omens” Fuels Heady Vibes with Killer Alt-Rock Melodies
The exceptionally psychedelic fifth album from Elder has been an earworm we can't rid ourselves of -- it's not exactly metal, but then again, who cares, because it absolutely hits the right spot. Here's our full review.
“Stare Into Death and Be Still”: Ulcerate’s Ultimate Death Metal Magnum Opus (Review)
Here's our full review of the new Ulcerate album, a remarkable turn in style and depth for an already-lauded band, and now a cornerstone of what makes modern death metal so almighty.
Mind Trap: Oranssi Pazuzu’s Prog-Psych Masterpiece “Mestarin kynsi” Won’t Let Go
We review the Finnish black-metal-turned-prog-psych band's latest full-length, an hour-plus monster of a headtrip, and a goddamn fine one at that. Bonus: live photos from Oranssi Pazuzu's Chicago stop last year.