album and song reviews
(the infamous) Gehenna IS “Negative Hardcore” (Review)
19 years after their last full-length, (the infamous) Gehenna has released "Negative Hardcore" – a record that embodies their bitter approach to hardcore.
Chat Pile Take a Grimy, Cathartic Stroll Through “God’s Country” (Album Review)
The Oklahoma City band fuses noise rock with grunge, alternative rock, and more as they turn an uncomfortably vivid lens on the American Midwest.
Wake Reaches Giant Proportions on “Thought Form Descent” (Review)
We examine the Canadian band's complex new record, a striking extrapolation of extreme metal, hardcore, and post-rock.
Werewolves Take Raucous Blackened Death Metal “From the Cave to the Grave” (Review)
The Australian blackened death/grind group don't take themselves (or anything) too seriously, but their new record has a deadly bite regardless. Read our review.
Panopticon Unearths a Vicious Time Capsule on “The End Is Growing Near” (Review)
Panopticon's Austin Lunn reveals two lost tracks from 2008-10 in a ferocious new EP. Read our review of "The End is Growing Near."
Hissing Brings Free-Jazz Frenetics to Minutely Detailed Metal (Album Review)
The Seattle black/death metal band pushes the limits on extreme metal on their newest album.
On New Album, Gauntlet Ring Feels a “Tyrannical Bloodlust” for Black Metal (Review)
Mysterious New York black metal duo Gauntlet Ring write a love letter to black metal's early days on their second album.
Sunrise Patriot Motion Condense Gothic Darkness Into a “Black Fellflower Stream” (Review)
Helmed by Will and Sam Skarstad of Yellow Eyes, Sunrise Patriot Motion merges gothic rock, post-punk, black metal, heavy metal, and more into a weird, wondrous affair. Read our review.