album and song reviews
Krallice’s Surprise Release “Mass Cathexis” Ushers in New Black Metal Dimensions
The black metal world was gifted with a surprise new Krallice album last week -- after about one billion listens over the weekend, here's where we arrived with our thoughts.
“À Travers Les Lambeaux”: Shezmu Embrace Doomy, Mythological Death (Album Review)
Canadian extreme metal innovators Shezmu unveil their debut release this week -- Che Alzilu descends into the storied depths of their doomed and blackened death metal.
Showing No “Fear,” Valkyrie Conquers Heavy Rock (Album Review)
Virginian heavy rockers Valkyrie, featuring ex-Baroness member Pete Adams and his brother Jake, release their first album in five years today. Read our review of their latest full-length.
Haken’s Prog Metal “Virus” Usurps Your Mind (Album Review)
We dive into the sixth Haken album "Virus" in all of its progressive, hook-laden, and outlandish glory.
Bulletbelt Floors It: “Warlords” and High-Speed Metal (Album Review)
Heavy metal and thrash pack the cartridges of New Zealand's Bulletbelt, with a primer of black metal to spark off the destruction. Read our review of their fourth record "Warlords" now.
Maximum Music: Neptunian Maximalism’s “Éons” is Brave, Bold, and Beyond (Album Premiere + …
We unveil (and review) the monster new full-length effort from Belgian psychedelic jazz, drone, and ambient orchestra Neptunian Maximalism -- this is over two hours of brain-enhancing music wrapped in luxurious atmospherics.
Master Boot Record’s Dark Synthwave Injects Cyberpunk Into New Adventure Game “VirtuaVerse…
We dissect this thoroughly enjoyable (and dark) new point-and-click cyberpunk adventure game by Theta Division, featuring Master Boot Record whose soundtrack is both befitting and bewildering.
Hail Spirit Noir’s Glistening Synth-Prog Elevates our Realities (Album Stream)
Dive into Hail Spirit Noir's latest release one day early -- we review and unveil "Eden In Reverse," an album rife with proggy delights that intertwine under mysterious, blackened atmospherics.
Descend Into Despair’s Melancholic “Opium” Seeks the Epic Sublime
We dive into the Romanian funeral doom outfit's third-full length, a tome of beautiful destruction and long, long, long dirge.