Unearthly Ambitions — The Story of Cynic #3: 1991 Demo, Master and Monstrosity
The third chapter of our Cynic retrospective looks at their 1991 demo, along with other contemporary work by members of Cynic that influenced the eventual shape of "Focus".
Nine Years of Progressive Transformation on Dordeduh’s “Har”
Following a decade of planning and composition, Romanian troupe Dordeduh emerges from the cocoon a completely new and revitalized band.
Unearthly Ambitions — The Story of Cynic #2: Death’s “Human” and Demos 1991-1992
Our multi-part Cynic retrospective continues, discussing the band's activity after their first round of demos.
Unearthly Ambitions – The Story of Cynic #1: Early Demos ’88-’90
In a new biweekly series, we dive into the rich history of progressive death metal legends Cynic—starting with their early demo work.
Intonate’s Introspective Death Metal Leaves Thoughts “Severed Within” The Mind (Early Album Stream)
Stream the entirety of Intonate's sophomore full-length album now, which laces death metal's lethality with progressive, emotional inclinations.
Seputus Evokes “The Learned Response” to Extreme, Avant-Garde Metal (Early Track Stream)
Stream a track from the adventurous death metal group Seputus (members of Pyrrhon) that also features Dan Gargiulo (Artificial Brain).
Tribulation Enters A Numinous Realm “Where the Gloom Becomes Sound” (Album Review)
Tribulation's fifth full-length marks their last with guitarist Jonathan Hulten and a further refinement of their now-established sound, solidly rounding out this chapter in their career. Read our full review.
“The Mountain” and “Affinity”: Two Records That Elevated Haken to Progressive Metal’s Center Stage
Langdon Hickman dives deep into the progressive metal landscape that Haken developed from and sent shockwaves through, focusing on two of their standout albums which have recently been re-issued (and that we've got exclusive, limited edition vinyl variants of in our shop).
Gatecreeper’s Two-Pronged Surprise EP Reveals “An Unexpected Reality”
Eschewing typical hype cycles, the vaunted Arizona death metallers dropped an EP in the middle of last week that branches out from their usual fare and pushes the boundaries of their sound. Read our full review.
Frozen Soul’s Chainsaw-Sculpted “Crypt of Ice” (Album Review)
Frozen Soul starts 2021 death metal off strong with a record that delivers on their early potential, taking clear notes from the genre's lineage but putting their own frosty spin on it. Read our full review.