I’ve Not Heard It: Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper

Stentorian Seattle Doom titans Bell Witch return this October with their 3rd album Mirror Reaper, via the ever reliable Profound Lore records. Now, normally at this point I'd attempt to convey my enthusiasm for this impending...

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...

Blut aus Nord – “Apostasis”

The mysterious French black metal entity Blut aus Nord is gearing up to release its new full-length Deus Salutis Meae at the end of the month. The new album will be the followup to 2014's great Memoria Vestusta...

I’ve Heard It: Hell – Machitikos

August, that time of year synonymous with sun, sea, warm evenings, relaxed attitudes, cold beer, barbecues, holidays, happiness, and DOOM!!! Hell have kindly obliged us on the last point and are about to drop a new...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017

I read an account on the 1970s CBGB scene, once. I’d credit it if I knew who wrote it or if I could find it again. For the most part, it was exactly what you’d expect...

Converge – “Under Duress”

Today, the Boston hardcore legends Converge have shared a new track titled "Under Duress". The track is stuttering behemoth that features a crawling, disjointed groove and a fair amount of clean vocals. Even though the band...

Wayfarer – “Animal Crown”

The Denver black metal act Wayfarer are set to release their third album World's Blood at the end of the month. We've already heard the epic "The Dreaming Plane" and now the band is sharing the album's opening...

Prurient – “Naturecum”

Noise king Dominick Fernow is getting ready to release his new album under the Prurient moniker, Rainbow Mirrror. The album will be the followup to his 2015 masterpiece Frozen Niagara Falls and will be over three hours in length. Which...

Looking Back: Alcest’s Souvenirs d’un autre monde at 10

Souvenirs d'un autre monde opens with "Printemps émeraude". Cymbols are struck with the intensity of wind chimes on your neighbor's porch, post rock guitars soar with small scale intimacy. Blast beats enter the mix and hit with...

Stream Agrimonia – Awaken

Holy shit! There's a lot to talk about in metal today. Just to name a few, we have the stomping hardcore of Primal Rite, the reliably wormy Portal, and that Tribulation album that you're either infatuated...