I’ve Heard It: Converge – The Dusk In Us

When you put out one of the most beloved pieces of art of the 21st century, you deserve a free pass. In an ideal world, you’d be allowed to fuck around. You’d be allowed to get...

Album review: Power Trip’s Nightmare Logic

Punky Texas thrashers Power Trip have returned with their brand of knuckle dusting hardcore savagery, and the timing couldn't be better. Unlike recent, polished (and also excellent) efforts by relative newcomers Vektor and scene veterans Kreator...

Messa – “Leah” Video

The Italian doom unit, Messa, impressed a hell of a lot of people (including this crustacean) with their 2016 debut album Belfry. The tracks are overpoweringly heavy with a strong sense of finesse brought into the fold by...

Spirit Adrift – “Starless Age (Enshrined)”

The Phoenix, Arizona planet pounders Spirit Adrift will be returning next month with their sophomore album, Curse of Conception. We've already heard the album's prog-ed out title track and now the band is sharing the equally essential second...

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...

Tribulation – “The Lament” Video

Tribulation impressed a whole hell of a lot of people with their 2015 death metal ripper The Children of the Night. Today, the band has shared the first single and video for the followup Down Below. The track is called...

Mike Scheidt (Yob) Needs Your Help

A couple of us bloclanders were pumped up for Yob this Friday but that's not important right now. Mike Scheidt, Yob mainman, all-around great guy, and shamanic bringer of cosmic doom, had emergency surgery for diverticulitis...

Tomb Mold – “Abysswalker”

Toronto's aptly named Tomb Mold will be returning with their sophomore album Manor of Infinite Forms in June. Today they have shared the album's lead single "Abysswalker". It's exactly what you'd expect from Tomb Mold, but that's not...

Primitive Man – “Commerce”

Primitive Man, the heaviest band in the world, will be returning next month with their fourth album Caustic. We've already heard the pounding monstrosity of a lead single, "My Will" and now we're being treated to "Commerce". The...

I’ve Heard It: False – Hunger

When I think of think of black metal, I think of the woods. I think of endless landscapes of trees reaching out beyond the horizon. I think of snow tipped pines in the twilight with the...