album and song reviews
Blood Incantation’s “Hidden History of the Human Race” is Death Metal Infinite, Incarnate
The shortest possible critical statement: "More Blood Incantation! AOTY 5/5." This, however, clearly won't suffice, so here's a more comprehensive set of thoughts. The new album releases tomorrow.
Schammasch’s “Hearts of No Light” Can’t Square a Triangle, but Shapes Up on its Own
We dive into the complexities and eccentricities of Schammasch's latest full-length "Hearts of No Light" -- how does it stack up against the venerable "Triangle," as well as the interim EP?
The Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra’s Dark Legacy
A well-earned 20-year wait for the progressive power metal stalwarts' fabled orchestral album.
Earth and Pillars Returns to the Pale Blue Dot on “Earth II”
The Italian atmospheric black metal band sets their sights on Earth once more.
On “Elephant Island,” Astrosaur Find Clarity in Progressive, Grooving Madness
Heady, moody, and groovy, the new Astrosaur album checks off boxes you didn't even expect on your list of prog-related requirements -- here's a trippy new video to confirm that fact.
High Command’s New Album is More Than Crossover/Thrash Revival
Check out the new album Beyond the Wall of Desolation -- out now via Southern Lord, and catch the band on tour this month with Enforced.
The Interdimensional Exploration of Blut aus Nord’s “Hallucinogen”
The surprising new face of the long-standing French weirdo black metal group will turn heads.
Opeth’s Prog Imagination Adopts Full-Spectrum Colors on “In Cauda Venenum”
The band's 13th full-length (released today) continues their eschewal of death metal for something, well, actually resolutely Opethian and downright beautiful to boot. Here's our in-depth review.
Progspot #5: Car Bomb, Enigmatic Explosions Evolving Effortlessly, Endlessly (Interview)
Car Bomb guitarist Greg Kubacki talks "Mordial," the band's absolutely radical fourth album (out next Friday), while we dissect the history, meaning, and purpose behind it all in this extensive special feature.