I’ve Heard It: Botanist – The Shape of He to Come

Verdant black/green metal artist Otrebor returns on the 1st September with a new Botanist album, the curiously titled "The Shape of He to Come". On the evidence of its title track the album will once again...

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...

The Blocland Special: Special Playlist for a Special Sandwich Day

by Cooolin, LeMonjello, & Lobsterman In honor of #NationalSandwichDay, we here at Blocland have created our own Dagwood-worthy stacked playlist. Meats and cheeses and some little surprises, sandwiched between sturdy indie-rock bread. Open your ears, open wide. So...

The World’s Thirstiest Website Interviews Art Of Burning Water

AOBW (l-r): Mike, Kunal, Grief Art Of Burning Water is bad ass. Their latest album, 2016's Between Life And Nowhere is a masterstroke of "PhD-beat inspired heartcore of the worst kind". The UK trio has been caving...

Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017: Around the Halfway Point

Blocland's Best Metal Albums of 2017 Around the Halfway Point A Necessary Post Now that we at Blocland have posted our list of our favorite music, it's time for a token metal list. The other half a Blocland got...

Bell Witch – “Mirror Reaper” Excerpt

Today, the Seattle, Washington funeral doom behemoths Bell Witch have shared a ten minute excerpt of their hotly anticipated 86 minute track, "Mirror Reaper". The song is the followup to 2015's gargantuan Four Phantoms. Judging from the excerpt,...

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...

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...