album and song reviews
40 Watt Sun Search for “Perfect Light” on Their New Album (Review)
On their new record, the introspective alternative rock project (masterminded by Warning founder Patrick Walker) charts a striking course through the stormy waters of heartbreak and pain.
Boris’ “W”: A Lullaby for the Apocalypse (Review & New Video)
Read a review of eternally genre-defiant Boris' latest album, "W," and check out a new video that's out today for the track "Beyond Good and Evil".
Black Winds Blow Through Ernte’s Tales of “Geist Und Hexerei” (Review)
The Swiss black metal duo's debut album is a powerful force of nature, offering a dark and spirited take on "true Helvetic black metal." Read our full review here.
Ars Magna Umbrae’s Cosmically Immersive Black Metal Sits on a “Throne Between Worlds” (Review + Interview)
The one-man Polish black metal band's third full-length finds a sweet spot between intensity and introspection that transcends mundane dimensions. Read our review and check out an interview as well.
Civerous’ “Decrepit Flesh Relic” Goes Cave-Diving Between Genres: Review & Early Stream
The Californian black/death act finally unleashes a full-length after multiple tantalizing demos and other teasers, and it's a gloriously malevolent affair. Stream it now ahead of its Friday release.
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.