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...

Wolf Eyes Release No Hate In Honor of Charlottesville Victim

In solidarity with the victims of the Charlottesville terrorist attack this previous weekend, Wolf Eyes have released a new compilation titled No Hate. The compilation is dedicated to Heather Heyer who was counter protesting the KKK, Neo-Nazis,...

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...

Godflesh – “Post Self”

Industrial metal behemoths Godflesh will be returning in two weeks with a new album titled Post Self. Today, we're getting our first exposure with the album's throbbing title track. The single features dense, mechanical guitar riffing and...