Category Archives: Reviews

Sweden’s Wormwood impresses with ‘Nattarvet’

Posted by on July 18, 2019

In a crowded environment where “cold and dark” black metal bands seem to be popping up everywhere, Sweden’s Wormwood shows that they are a significant cut above with their newest record, Nattarvet, on Black Lodge Records. Integrating a bit of black ‘n roll into their black metal, tremolo picking is interspersed with beautiful guitar leads […]

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Baroness delivers ‘Gold’ to Lancaster, PA on a very ‘Grey’ evening as they Kick-off their latest tour

Posted by on July 15, 2019

It was a dark, rainy eve in Lancaster, Pennsylvania this past July 11, but Baroness delighted the near-capacity crowd at the famed Chameleon Club with a mesmerizing and stirring performance to officially kick-off their Gold and Grey tour. Gold & Grey, a contender for best record of 2019 (which we review here), was the focus […]

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Photos/Review: 1st Annual Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

Posted by on July 9, 2019

After 12 years, Rock On The Range was laid to rest… in what seemed like a messy divorce, a lifetime of “Rangers” were suddenly left without a home as co-producers AEG and DWP parted ways. Within weeks of getting the news on the death of Rock On The Range, rumors became a reality when Danny […]

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‘Thrive on Neglect’ by Immortal Bird is one of 2019’s greatest records so far

Posted by on July 8, 2019

Honestly, 2019 has been an amazing year for metal so far. We’ve had a run of great new releases these first six weeks. Happily, Chicago’s Immortal Bird keeps this year’s winning streak alive with their blisteringly incredible Thrive on Neglect, out now on 20 Buck Spin Records. Thrive on Neglect is certainly aggressive, abrasive, cold […]

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3Teeth give industrial metal a much needed shot in the arm with ‘Metawar’

Posted by on June 28, 2019

Industrial metal with solid, prominently-in-the-mix crushing guitars and bass with a fresh new sound and perspective? For real? Yes. Decades after industrial metal’s heyday (and rapid demise), we finally have a newer, crisper and more musical entry into the genre with L.A.’s 3Teeth and their latest, most metal-oriented release to date, Metawar. After the intro […]

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