I’ve Heard It: High On Fire – Electric Messiah

Matt Pike would like it if you stopped comparing him to Lemmy. The High On Fire guitarist and frontman wants to distance himself from the legendary Motörhead venom spitter not out of ego but out of...

Evoken – “Valorous Consternation”

Today, the legendary New Jersey funeral doom band Evoken are sharing the lead single off their highly anticipated new album Hypnagogia. The band doesn't stick to a very consistent release schedule, but when they do decide to drop...

Interview: Messa on Scarlet Doom and Feast For Water

There’s no cinematic art form as distinctly American as the Western. When we think of America, we think of the cowboy. We think of the strong jawed, sun tanned, loner riding into a dust covered Nevada...

Great Metal Albums of 2018 (So Far…)

We're over halfway through 2018. Which means it's time to cut the sleeves off that denim jacket, sew on a Defenders of the Faith back patch, get your ass in the pit, and check out Blocland's favorite metal...

Horrendous – “Soothsayer”

Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece? Where do you go after releasing a masterpiece in a sub-genre that isn't concerned with forward motion? That's the dilemma Horrendous found themselves in after 2015's Anareta. The Philly/ DC...

Rebel Wizard – “The Poor and Ridiculous Alchemy of Christ and Lucifer and Us...

After releasing the excellent Great Addictions to Blindingly Dark, Worldly Life EP back in February, Rebel Wizard is coming back in August with the new full length Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response. On the new single "The Poor and...

Interview: Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on It’s Hard to Have Hope

  We listen to hardcore for the urgency. It’s the kind of physical music that inspires and demands you to get off your ass and take action in a personal sense and in regards to the world...

Deafheaven – “Canary Yellow”

One of my favorite introductions to an album ever is the first minute of "Printemps émeraude" on Alcest's Souvenirs d'un autre monde. Bells clang together, the mist rolls off the beach, and jagged yet soothing post rock guitars...

Bloc Metal II

  In this installment of Bloc Metal, we take a look at Sleep's long awaited comeback and Wreckmeister Harmonies' latest full-length. ***   On The Sciences, Sleep are Still Smoking  Stoner metal is pretty easy to pin down. The basic premise...

I’ve Heard It: Panopticon – The Scars of Man On the Once Nameless Wilderness...

I think Ansel Adams would've been a black metal fan. He definitely would've been a Panopticon fan. The famed photographer and environmentalist's aesthetic consists exclusively of crisp black and white images of mammoth rock formations and...