Despite the tattoos, heavy boots, and obligatory head-to-toe-in-black dress code, anyone passing by Irving Plaza on October 10, 2021 would have thought the long line outside was not unlike kids at Disney World waiting for their favorite ride. One of the first metal shows announced following both the return of concerts in New York City… Continue reading On the Front Line: The Black Dahlia Murder, After the Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, Undeath @ Irving Plaza
As far back as 2006’s A Deathgrip On Yesterday, Atreyu has never been afraid to challenge the status quo of modern metal. As fellow 2000s metalcore bands, such as Avenged Sevenfold, Killswitch Engage, and All That Remains began to think beyond club shows and produced content fit for stadiums, so too did the Orange County… Continue reading Album Review: ATREYU, Baptize (Spinefarm Records)
To get an idea of how influential Gojira has become in the last ten years, go to any ocean related page on Instagram. I can almost guarantee you that you will find at least one reference to the song “Flying Whales” off 2005’s colossal opus From Mars to Sirius under each post of a whale. … Continue reading Album Review: Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner Records)
Imagine if you will, a world where a guy by the name of Devin Townsend knocks on a studio door. He stands outside for a bit, not really in a rush, but itching to get to work. After a few moments, the door is opened by another guy named Trent Reznor. They smile, shake hands,… Continue reading Single Review – Heele, “A New Friend”
You may have noticed by now that I tend to sign off on my album reviews with an emphasis on visiting your favorite record store to pick up a copy of the day’s review. This year, supporting local business during the holidays is more critical than ever as the pandemic continues to take its toll… Continue reading #UnoccupyTheMall With Darkside Records and Bull Moose
Bottom line: What I think is great is that by embracing change instead of putting out the same album again, Napalm Death have endured every change the metal community has thrown at them since 1981.
What is it about the harp that makes it sound so mystical, so spiritual, so enchanting? This graceful trinity of feelings are everywhere on Worlds Away, the latest offering by multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Schoolcraft. Celebrating a decade as a solo artist, the album sees Schoolcraft and her harp explore new musical territories with rearrangements of previously… Continue reading Album Review: Lindsay Schoolcraft, Worlds Away (Cyber Proxy Records, October 9th)