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...

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...

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...

Wolves In the Throne Room – “Born From the Serpents Eye” Video

Blocland readers, today is a good day. Today the Olympia, Washington black metal perfecters, Wolves In the Throne Room, are back. With their first video ever, Wolves In the Throne Room give us the first taste...

Heavy Metal Is Confounding

So let's talk about metal. And maybe keep it really simple. As I personally think one of the biggest hindrances to people actually trying to get into metal is how knotty the music and the history...

Interview: Wolves In the Throne Room’s Aaron Weaver on Justice and Thrice Woven

During the early 1820s to 1830s, American philosophy took a turn toward Transcendentalism. The movement's bedrock was based around fierce individualism and the idea that society was a corrupting force toward man. The major theme running...