Category: Features

Diamonds & Rust: Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory

Heavy metal and gimmickry have had a complicated relationship since the very day the genre first crawled from the primordial soup. When the strategy has worked, the results have been remarkable: KISS, Mercyful Fate /

Diamonds & Rust: Pig Destroyer – 20 Years of Prowling in Yards

[Cover art by Paul Booth] Before Jennifer Wrestled Her Friend Playfully to the Ground By the mid-90s, bands like Discordance Axis, Brutal Truth, Assück, Extreme Noise Terror and many others were adding new structures to

Cover art by P. Van Trigt

Track Premiere: 8 Hour Animal – “Wake”

8 Hour Animal certainly wants to fuck up your Tuesday. “Wake,” the concluding track to the New York industrial/noise project’s second work Resigner, emerges after a hypnotic whitewash at the end of “Pushing Myself Down.” In

Staff Infections – July 2021

Howdy, kids. It’s time for Staff Infections. If you’re new here, the idea is we listen to music and tell you about it, which in turn, we hope, inspires you to check out something you

A Devil’s Dozen – Carcass

Not many bands can say they helped to launch a genre. (Or to launch a sub-genre, whatever you want to call it. We’re splitting hairs.) Even fewer bands can say that they helped to launch

Hinsides – Under Betlehems Brinnande Stjärna Review

When Darkthrone first released A Blaze In The Northern Sky, the high-contrast black-and-white photo of the single band member for the cover was wild. It’d never really been done like that before. It was crafted to

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 3

This is Part 3 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 and Part 2

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 2

This is Part 2 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 if you haven’t,