“Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”: Napalm Death Claws to New Heights
The longtime grindcore stalwarts' new album continues to push the envelope, one that the band helped define long ago.
From Behind an Eclipse: Five Late-2020 Albums to Echo Life’s Bedlam
In this special roundup, Langdon Hickman details five varied but recent heavy albums to highlight his trials with depressive/anxious episodes, heightened self-expectations, and a world at large gone mad.
Cytotoxin’s Brutal Death Metal Spawn Rules “Nuklearth”
Applying the maximums of brutal death metal with a thoughtful extension of technicality, Cytotoxin mutates their formula for their fourth full-length album. Here's our full review.
Unleash the Archers: Shining Steel Surging From the “Abyss”
Langdon plunges into the Canadian metal band's latest album, which weaves together European power metal and melodic death metal into a virtuosic spectacle.
“Reflections of the Void” is Question’s Answer to Forgettable Death Metal
Finding a crucial balance between brutality and complexity, Question's second full-length is a skillful effort -- here's our full review of the album.
Krallice’s Surprise Release “Mass Cathexis” Ushers in New Black Metal Dimensions
The black metal world was gifted with a surprise new Krallice album last week -- after about one billion listens over the weekend, here's where we arrived with our thoughts.
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.