Category Archives: Reviews

Album Review: O’Brother – ‘You and I’

Posted by on May 29, 2020

  A Review of You and I by O’Brother By Katy Johnson   An even shallow, but much preferably deep dive into O’Brother’s catalog will paint a picture of a band that continuously explores their own potential for evolution. O’Brother pulls off mountainous, riff-heavy compositions and more subdued, ambient pieces with an ease that some […]

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Katatonia return with epic virtual concert

Posted by on May 15, 2020

  Virtual concerts are going to be our new normal. It’s something we have to adapt and accept, as the time of uncertainty with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues. However, these virtual live concerts bring hope, knowing we’re all in this together. Swedish dark progressive metal masters Katatonia have returned just in time for a […]

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‘Murder In The Front Row’ must-see film to add to your metal doc collection

Posted by on April 24, 2020

  The Adam Dubin directed documentary Murder in the Front Row is based on the 2012 book, Murder in the Front Row: Shots from the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter, by photographers Brian Lew and Harald Omen. The title stems from a lyric on Exodus’ debut album Bonded By Blood, which states, “Murder in the […]

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Album Review: Trivium – ‘What The Dead Men Say’

Posted by on April 23, 2020

  Trivium is back with their ninth studio effort, What The Dead Men Say, and deliver another well-rounded album that validates their songwriting abilities. This record encompasses all the different styles of Trivium we’ve heard for the past seventeen years. It has a glimpse of darkness that was prevalent on The Sin and the Sentence, the technical […]

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Barishi’s ‘Old Smoke’ is doomy, heavy and sludgy and definitely not stale

Posted by on April 22, 2020

  You might have been introduced to Season of Mist’s Barishi while they were on tour with labelmates Weedeater and Tombs, or maybe you’ve seen them on one of their own, more intimate shows. They’ve been known to place pizza shops in their early years – if only I was so lucky to see them […]

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