album and song reviews
Minimalist Maximalism: Big|Brave’s “A Gaze Among Them”
We dive into Big|Brave's latest output, the atmospheric and postmodern "A Gaze Among Them," to discover the raw intensities within its music and lyrics.
Post-Metal Mantra: Spotlights’ “Love & Decay” Grows Slowly, but Strongly
We review the moody and abstract new post-metal offering from New York trio Spotlights, exploring how the album melds into the grander lineage of postmodern heavy music.
Abstract Antithesis: Sunn O)))’s Doomy Drone Blossoms on “Life Metal”
We dive into the latest full-length from the legendary drone/doom outfit to see how it stacks up against 2015's "Kannon" and works prior.
Speaking in Tongues: Inter Arma’s “Sulphur English”
Our full review of the intoxicating new Inter Arma album, out today via Relapse.
Waste of Space Orchestra Waste Nothing on “Syntheosis”
We dissect the psychedelic and emotive new full-length from Waste of Space Orchestra, a marrying of forces between Oranssi Pazuzu and Dark Buddha Rising.
Sunshine and Suicide: Sadness’s “Circle of Veins” Tackles a Different Kind of Seasonal Dep…
Welcoming the spring season the post-metal way with the latest album from Illinois-based project Sadness.
Chaos and Cinema: “Empath” Perfectly Captures the Lucidity and Lunacy of Devin Townsend
"Empath" is Devin Townsend's first album under his moniker since 2007's incredible "Ziltoid the Omniscient" -- we take a closer look at "Empath" to see how it measures up before its release tomorrow.
Ultra Silvam Throws Back Toward the Future on “The Spearwound Salvation”
As a blend of old-school and new-school, Ultra Silvam's debut full-length succeeds in the saturated black metal realm -- "The Spearwound Salvation" releases today, and it's a ripper.
Progressively Technical: Contrarian’s Seam-Busting “Their Worm Never Dies”
The four-piece technical death metal outfit (featuring drummer George Kollias of Nile) unveiled its third full-length today -- here's our in-depth review of its myriad of moving parts.