album and song reviews
Frozen Soul’s Chainsaw-Sculpted “Crypt of Ice” (Album Review)
Frozen Soul starts 2021 death metal off strong with a record that delivers on their early potential, taking clear notes from the genre's lineage but putting their own frosty spin on it. Read our full review.
Review: Frozen Soul’s ‘Crypt of Ice’ out now (on ltd Baby Blue Vinyl)
We're one week into 2021 and Frozen Soul already dropped what may very well end up as one of the best death metal albums of the year.
LaColpa Darkens the Year’s End with the Nightmarish “Post Tenebras Lux” (Album Review)
The experimental Italian sludge/doom/noise group released their second full-length album just before Christmas -- it's not exactly a casual listening experience.
“Nembutal”: Opium Warlords Lace Expansive Doom With Disembodied Sorrow
Finland's premiere doom export Albert Witchfinder (of Reverend Bizarre) unleashed another monstrosity on the world this week with a new record from his drone/doom project. Read our full review.
Stygian Crown’s Epic Doom Reigns With Ironclad Power
With a gripping blend of epic doom and old-school death metal, Stygian Crown's debut earlier this year is a highlight that may have slipped beneath your radar earlier this year.
Polished and Deadly, Eternal Champion’s “Ravening Iron” Strikes True (Album Review)
Four years after their debut LP made waves in the traditional metal circuit, Eternal Champion returns with a follow-up that doubles down on their strengths but takes their sound beyond fans' wildest expectations.Read our full review.
“Monument” of Glory: Molchat Doma Rocket Themselves to a Synthwave Sun (Review)
The Belarus synthwave/post-punk trio continues to energize the future with the sounds of the past -- read our review of their new full-length.
“Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism”: Napalm Death Claws to New Heights
The longtime grindcore stalwarts' new album continues to push the envelope, one that the band helped define long ago.
Molassess Oozes “Through the Hollow” In Your Psyche (Album Review)
Featuring multiple members of The Devil's Blood, Molassess offers a darkly beautiful take on psychedelic rock -- the band's first full-length showcases the engrossing power of heavy music.
For Blue Öyster Cult, “The Symbol Remains” Indomitable
The classic rock legends return with an album that might be the first released since some of their fans have been alive -- for them and older fans alike, it's an album worth the iconic glyph that graces its cover.