Back on July 20th, Skeletonwitch dropped Devouring Radiant Light, easily one of the best metal albums of 2018. In the month-plus ever since, we’ve had a whole lot of NOTHING released in the metal world. That spell should officially be over this week thanks to Pig Destroyer’s Head Cage and Clutch’s Book of Bad Decisions, … Continue reading The Ocean’s latest single is an oasis in the metal desert
...actually, it's relatively bad news that is leading to some decent news. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, of relevance coming out in August until the last Friday of the month. Sure, I have no doubt that there'll be some decent albums from bands that I've never heard of, but when the biggest … Continue reading The Metal Dog Days
The painful and inescapable truth that I've known ever since I submitted Converge's "I Can Tell You About Pain/Eve" as 2017's Song of the Year was that last year was devoid of great singles. Sure, Converge dropped a great song(s), but the list fizzled out pretty quickly after that, and the winner couldn't hold a candle … Continue reading Hot Singles are looking for YOU!!!!
“What time does Neurosis come on???” That was the irritating start to an amazing night back on August 4th of last year. I was in Brooklyn at the Warsaw to check out my at-the-moment favorite band, Converge, who just so happened to be opening up for Neurosis. At the very second I walked through security … Continue reading A Public Service Announcement: Go See the Opening Bands!
I can count the number of friends that I have that listen to metal on half a hand. As I’m sure you, my metal loving cyber-friends, can imagine, it is quite frustrating living in a world surrounded by non-metalheads. How do I, a simple anthropomorphic cupcake ruler, enlighten everyone else to what is so blindingly … Continue reading Metal Songs for the Non-Metal Fan
Mastodon rocks. I have, and always will, love them. Every album they’ve made has ripped, and they are one of the more fun live acts out there. But most every artist feels the call to branch out during their life, and the boys in Mastodon are no different. Here’s a breakdown of the active side … Continue reading Digging Deep into the Side Projects of Mastodon
2015's Coma Ecliptic was a fantastic album, finishing very high at the top of many end of the year lists (including my own) and showing growth and maturity in Between the Buried and Me's sound. Gone were the hyper-aggressive and chaotic sounds of their early albums like Alaska, replaced entirely with their new-age take on prog. Still … Continue reading BTBAM start 2018 out right with “Condemned to the Gallows”