With night quickly falling over the city of New Haven on November 20th, the street lamps above shined down on three distinct groups of people. Those dressed in blue, supporting the Yale Bulldogs in their home territory. Those dressed in red, who traveled from up north to support the Harvard Crimson. And those dressed in… Continue reading On the Front Line: JINJER, SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL HAIL THE YETI @ Toad’s Place
When a friend heard I enjoyed the band Mammothwing, he suggested I might like this new-ish band Khemmis, a Colorado doom outfit whose recent debut album Absolution had gotten some good reviews. It’s safe to say that friend was correct; the band that drew me in with 2015’s Absolution became one of my favorites with… Continue reading Curse of the Deceiver: An Interview with Phil Pendergast of KHEMMIS
by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov Enslaved has never released a bad album, that’s it. No matter what this band does musically, whether it’s dripping in 70s prog or coated in a frostbitten Norwegian sheen, their output always exudes quality. It’s astounding that a band that’s been around for 30 years has been able to be so… Continue reading EP Review: ENSLAVED, Caravans to the Outer Worlds
Korpiklaani is one of the most popular and beloved folk metal bands. With their 11th album Jylhä translated roughly to “Majestic,” they continue to bring us their unique brand of folk metal — but how does their formula hold up this far in their career?
by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov As awful as 2020 has been to everyone, at least we have new music from Soilwork to ease the pain, even if it’s only momentarily. These guys have been cranking out high quality melodic death metal for over two decades and judging by this EP, they’re not slowing down anytime soon.… Continue reading EP Review: A Whisp of the Atlantic by SOILWORK
By Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov There are few bands that are as loved as Carcass. Doesn’t matter who you are, if you listen to extreme metal then chances are you are super into at least one Carcass album — whether it’s the disgusting and savage Symphonies of Sickness or their seminal melodic masterpiece Heartwork, there’s a Carcass… Continue reading EP Review: Despicable by CARCASS (Oct. 30th, Nuclear Blast)
Forgotten Days, Pallbearer’s fourth album, is heavy in more than one sense. Placing the actual music to one side momentarily, the lyrics deal with some serious and difficult themes and concepts. Joseph D. Rowland (bass, harmony vocals), who wrote many of the words, talks about the songs often being a kind of dialogue with his… Continue reading Album Review: Pallbearer’s Forgotten Days