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...

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...

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...

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...

Gatecreeper – “Sweltering Madness” and “Mastery of Power”

2016 was a big year for Gatecreeper. Their album Sonoran Deprevation went on to become one of the most popular extreme metal albums of that year, which is a tough thing to do. Extreme metal never truly reaches...

Unearthly Trance Is Back

Who?  Unearthly Trance man!  Brooklyn's bludgeoning battering ram of curb stomping urban doom has returned.  'Famine', below, is not starving for corrosive riffery (plus some sweet soloing). Clobber some Nazi's and prepare to die. Stalking The Ghost...

I’ve Heard It: Yellow Eyes – Immersion Trench Reverie

US black metal roars once again as October the 20th sees Will and Sam Skarstad return under the banner of their most well known project, Yellow Eyes. This time it's with a new album, the strangely...