Best Of 2020 – Our Album Art Favorites

Heavy metal is, first and foremost, sound. Such is the truth for all music, but it’s also so much more. For example, with each style comes, well, style. Michigan’s Fab 5 was inextricably linked to

We Have The Power – The Top 25 Power Metal (And Power-Related) Albums Of 2020

If you’re reading these words, you have managed to survive eleven months of 2020. That detail alone is worthy of commendation, given the fact that nothing short of an intense and conquering alien offensive could

Kepler Ten – A New Kind Of Sideways Review

I wouldn’t say I have my finger on the pulse of anything. In fact I’m lucky when my fingers manage to find my zipper before I head out of the john and back into the

Grayceon – Mothers Weavers Vultures Review

Because they belong to San Francisco’s diverse and recombinant music scene, Grayceon is hardly alone in making genre-agnostic but undeniably progressive heavy metal. They are, however, almost singularly adept at summoning big, unguarded emotions with

Fuck The Facts – Pleine Noirceur Review

I know it comes from a thirty-year-old Naked City song, but man, if there were ever a more tragically appropriate band name for these days of disinformation and rampant rejection of knowledge than “Fuck The

Hooray And Thanksgivings For The Good Shit

You don’t need us to tell you what kind of year 2020 has been. It’s not like this misery came out of nowhere, but 2020 upped the shit-ante like shit-Batman smashing the shit-vase. With this

Cardinal Wyrm – Devotionals Review

[Cover artwork by Kim Holm] If you’re lucky enough to have tremendous knee pain, back pain or other similar joint pain, then it also means you’re old enough to remember the 1990s. (I don’t want

Cognizant – Cognizant (2020 Reissue) Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Dallas-based death / grind outfit Cognizant sees a CD reissue of their first album here, thanks to the kind souls at Selfmadegod. This fancy little slab of tech-grind

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