15 Essential Grindcore Releases From 2022 So Far
Get a crash course in the sickest grind 2022 has to offer as of yet.
Metal Progressive #1: How Terrorizer’s “World Downfall” Foresaw a Capitalist ‘End of History’
We dive into the complex themes behind killer records in this new column, starting with this Los Angeles death/grind band's excellent debut.
Gozer Conjure Majestic Post-Metal On Debut “An Endless Static” (Interview)
The UK-based post-metal band wields a bleak and thoughtful sound on their debut album, which was released last week. Read an interview with the band here.
Ufomammut Return To Heavy Infinity On “Fenice” (Review)
The Italian psychedelic stoner group's twelfth album is their shortest yet, but it makes the most of every moment. Read our full review.
Author & Punisher Revels in Transcendent Disillusion On “Krüller” (Review)
The one-man industrial metal project's latest album combines gritty abrasion with melodic tinges, using these contrasting elements to illustrate futuristic dystopia.
“Born of Obsidian” Sees Kurokuma Craft Mesmerizing Psychedelic Sludge Metal (Review)
The UK band's debut draws on Mesoamerican mythology to reveal universal truths about psychedelic communion.
Essential Albums On Essential Labels #2: Hydra Head Records
We chronicle the legendary, gone-but-not-forgotten label's trajectory through fifteen critical releases—must-listens for the unfamiliar, and a selection easily worth revisiting for those in the know.
She Said Destroy Re-Emerge With The Harrowing “Eyes Go Pale” (Music Video Premiere)
Watch a video for a new single from the Norwegian extreme metal fusion group, set to release their third full-length after an eight-year hiatus.
Essential Albums On Essential Labels #1: Relapse Records and Thirty Years of Extreme Metal Evolution
In the first edition of this column, we look at some top picks from the venerable Relapse Records' catalog since its founding in 1990 up until now.
Body Void’s Dismal Plea Reflects The Doomed Truth: “Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth” (Review)
Lengthy and mournful dirges make the American doom group's new album a gripping portrait of suffering. Read our full review.