album and song reviews
Drink In The Suspense of Tomahawk’s “Tonic Immobility” (Review)
The alternative rock/metal supergroup (Mike Patton + members of Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Mr. Bungle) returns with their fifth studio album, weaving between strains of rock with baffling agility. Read our full review.
Pando Conducts Hypnotizing, Discordant “Rites” (Album Premiere + Interview)
"Rites" dabbles in black metal, sludge, and more to enrich its ingenious tapestry of experimental noise; stream the whole album now and check out an interview with the band.
Entering the Underground #4: Herzel’s Debut Full-Length Shatters the Bastions of Heavy Met…
After a well-received demo six years ago, the French heavy metal band Herzel released one of the best heavy metal albums of the year last week. Read an in-depth interview with the band.
Estuarine’s Metallic Madness Crystallizes on “Nyarlathotep” (Review)
The mysterious death/grind/et cetera project's newest album sees their fractured sound condensed down into shorter bursts with as much insanity as ever. Read our full review.
“Gothic”: Paradise Lost and the Dawn of a Death/Doom Classic
We reflect on Paradise Lost's sophomore album "Gothic," which ushered in a new sound for death and doom metal, one that's still triumphantly relevant 30 years later.
Enforced’s High-Powered Crossover Thrash Overloads The “Kill Grid” (Review)
Read our review of the thrash/crossover group's sophomore album, which offers up an uncompromising slab of violence.
“Ni Tsarya, Ni Boga”: Koldovstvo’s Enchanting Black Metal Entertains Neither Gods Nor Mast…
This mysterious black metal album wields a warm and evocative form of the genre, but one still challenging and low-fidelity at the same time. Read our full review.
StarGazer’s “Psychic Secretions” Ooze Menace And Melody (Review)
The long-running Australian avant-garde group's latest full-length demonstrates mastery of their own particular strain of metal: a progressive, destructive, and inimitable force.
Los Males Del Mundo’s Debut Ushers In An Atmospheric “Descent Towards Death” (Review)
The Argentinian black metal band follows up their 2020 EP with a full-length that expands on the band's atmospheric, tumultuous black metal. Read our full review.
Suffering Hour Twists The Knife On “The Cyclic Reckoning” (Album Review)
Taking what worked and making it better, the Minnesota black/death group follows up with a strong sophomore offering that reinforces their biting vision. Read our review.