Six Death Metal Albums to Soundtrack 2020’s Insane Tumult
We break down six especially adept death metal albums released this year to summon the vivid and sometimes terrifying sounds of the last seven months.
Haken’s Prog Metal “Virus” Usurps Your Mind (Album Review)
We dive into the sixth Haken album "Virus" in all of its progressive, hook-laden, and outlandish glory.
Bulletbelt Floors It: “Warlords” and High-Speed Metal (Album Review)
Heavy metal and thrash pack the cartridges of New Zealand's Bulletbelt, with a primer of black metal to spark off the destruction. Read our review of their fourth record "Warlords" now.
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.