Pyramids with Nadja – Self-Titled
by Casey Boland I've never been entirely convinced by most "drone metal." Perhaps I'm reluctant to explore genres not couched in standard rock forms. But give me memorable riffs and passionate performances, and I'm satisfied. So to be wowed by the decidedly non-rock Pyramids with Nadja (Hydra Head, 2009) indicates either its superior quality or the broadening of my musical horizons ... R
Coalesce – OXEP
http://cdn.topspin.net/widgets/bundle/swf/TSBundleWidget.swf?timestamp=1261005871Stream OXEP aboveReview by Casey Boland It's surprising enough that OX (reviewed here) — Coalesce's first album in a decade — came close to the brilliance of their late-'90s apex. But then to ...

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