album and song reviews
Bastard Cröss Unleash Hell on Their Debut EP (Review)
Philadelphia blackened speed bruisers Bastard Cross let their debut EP loose last week—read our review.
Unto Others Find “Strength” In Gothic Shadows and Invigorating Melodies (Review)
Formerly known as Idle Hands, the Portland-based band combines traditional heavy metal with gothic rock for moody, huge heavy metal. Read our review of their sophomore release.
Succumb’s Ageless Death Metal Makes Its Mark on “XXI” (Review)
Californian death metallers Succumb follow up on their self-titled debut with a potent mix of obliteration and surreal insanity. Read our review.
LLNN, “Unmaker” of Eardrums, Pushes the Envelope On Post-Metal Heaviness (Review)
The crushing post-basically-everything outfit LLNN release their latest full-length "Unmaker" today via Pelagic Records—read our full review.
Lamp Of Murmuur’s Cryptic, Shifting Black Metal Examines “Submission And Slavery” (Review)
Read our review of the mysterious project's second full-length album, which uses shades of post-punk and gothic metal to convey a deeply tantalizing take on black metal.
“Graal”: Take a Sip of Succumb’s Regal, Crushing Death Metal (Early Track Stream)
Stream a new track from San Francisco death metallers Succumb and read writer Thomas Campagna's thoughts on their upcoming record "XXI".
Wolves in the Throne Room Draw From the “Primordial Arcana” of Black Metal (Review)
The American black metal band continues to push the limits on their sound while still fully embodying the ancient spirit of the genre. Read our full review.
From the Back of the Rack #4: Kryptan’s Debut EP Is a Fiery Burst of Black Metal
This self-titled EP, featuring Mattias Norman, ex-Katatonia member, and the drummer of Paranorm, unleashes a short-form torrent of deadly black metal. Read our review and don't miss it.
Reverorum ib Malacht Leaves to Multiple Futures on Two New Albums (Dual Album Debut)
The controversial Roman Catholic black metal collective returns with two wildly different albums.
Timelessly Foul: “World Without God” Demonstrated Convulse’s Death Metal Mastery
This classic Finnish death metal record was released thirty years ago in July 1991 and holds up still. While it wasn't the most progressive of offerings, it hits hard on a level that little else has managed to top.