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.
Afterbirth’s “Four Dimensional Flesh” Transcends Slam and Shreds Your Skin
We dive into Afterbirth's latest full-length "Four Dimensional Flesh" to discover its proggy, technical underpinnings that enhance its fiendishly brutal structure.
I’m Listening to Death Metal #12: Demilich’s “Nespithe” and the Nature of Elitism
On heavy metal elitism, the pain of trauma, and mind-bending death metal from 1993, Langdon brings us his 12th installment of this sprawling series.