All posts by Matthew Cooper

Eyes of Ligeia – A Fever Which Would Cling To Thee Forever Review

One gets the distinct feeling that this meeting happened someplace horrifically dark and hateful–a place you wouldn’t want to go without a floodlight and a baseball bat. Somewhere, in fact, like what must lay just

Hammers of Misfortune – The Locust Years Review

Although it seemed foolish to bet against them, at the same time, it also felt perhaps unreasonably optimistic to believe that Hammers of Misfortune could maintain their elite, jaw dropping form for yet a third album. You


Boris – Pink Review

At last Southern Lord rewards those who delay gratification with a domestic release of Pink, last year’s effort from Japan’s sonic changelings, Boris.  In addition to being easier to find and afford, this version boasts an impressive new artwork layout

Ministry – Rio Grande Blood Review

It’s sadly appropriate that it was on 1999’s heroin themed titled Dark Side of the Spoon when Ministry hit their rock bottom. Clever title aside, Ministry ended the decade with an inconsistent and lackluster effort that came on the heels of Filth

Killing Joke – Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell

The enormously influential and criminally underappreciated Killing Joke returns with their second offering since their 2003 comeback effort. While the band’s original self titled debut is universally revered by fans, there seems to be two schools of

Coprofago – Unorthodox Creative Criteria Review

After being impressed by 2000’s Genesis, I’ve been on the lookout for the new effort from Chile’s Coprofago. And I am not a patient man. After a lengthy recording hiatus, the band returned last year with Unorthodox Creative

Crowpath – Son Of Sulphur Review

“The floor had a pattern which I can’t describe but it was such to get lost in”–From “Scab Coated Attraction” Fuckin’ Crowpath. Call ‘em whatever you want–grind, death, tech-core, metalcore; it’s of no consequence. To me

Confessor – Unraveled Review

Long thought dead, North Carolina’s Confessor has arisen, rolled away the stone and reemerged to walk the earth. In a thrust of cruel irony, what inspired the band’s reincarnation was the death of guitarist Ivan Colon. The