album and song reviews
Dool’s “Summerland” is Worth the Trip (and the Ride)
These Dutch rockers evolve their thoughtful fusion of rock, psychedelia, and metal with an album that explores nirvana and the quest to achieve it -- here's our full review of "Summerland" which was released today.
Afterbirth’s “Four Dimensional Flesh” Transcends Slam and Shreds Your Skin
We dive into Afterbirth's latest full-length "Four Dimensional Flesh" to discover its proggy, technical underpinnings that enhance its fiendishly brutal structure.
Mamaleek Invite Us to “Come and See” the Horrors of American Reality
This black metal duo broke the mold altogether, weaving jazz, blues, and more into their latest release "Come and See" -- the album's tense timbre draws inspiration from the difficult realities of life in American public housing.
Six Six Sweven: “The Eternal Resonance” is Death Metal Perfection, Plus One
Robert Andersson of Morbus Chron named his new project after the now-defunct band's greatest album, and for a damn good reason: Sweven's "The Eternal Resonance" one-ups anything you can throw at it. Here's our in-depth review.
Spectral Lore and Mare Cognitum Go Full Supernova on “Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine”
The combined forces of two pioneering solo black metal outfits detail the solar system in a two-hour voyage -- we delve into the journey and dissect what makes this split such a cosmic success.
Wrekmeister Harmonies Portrays An Entrancing Disaster on “We Love to Look at the Carnage”
Read our review of NYC drone-doom collective Wrekmeister Harmonies' latest album, which details a late-night journey dabbling in sleep-deprived fantasy and cynical self-loathing.
Surging After the Fall: Envy’s “The Fallen Crimson” is an Atmospheric Rush
The band reunited with their founding singer to craft their latest release, a thoroughly postmodern album that relishes in deep beauty and huge climaxes -- here's our full review.