Tag: Metalcore

Loud Words: A Punk Primer Pt. 1

I’ve been scribbling about underground punk and metal on and off for a couple of decades now, and I’ve often ended up writing about thundering releases made by musicians (and enjoyed by fans) who think

Starkweather / Concealment – Split LP Review

The coming together of Philadelphia’s Starkweather and Portugal’s Concealment is a meeting that makes sense on a number of levels. First, both bands have long, sparse histories. Starkweather is of course a somewhat groundbreaking band

All Pigs Must Die – Hostage Animal Review

There is certainly a very loud, ongoing argument about whether heavy metal is inherently political or inherently apolitical. The argument has certainly heated up on the social medias lately and boy oh boy do people

Varg – Das Ender Aller Lügen Review

Funny how the brain works. I had been put off this band for at least a while due to the name being immediately associated with legendary asshole Varg Vikernes; it had to be a side

Diseased Reason – Recombinant Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Oh, hey, look! It’s Diseased Reason from Tucson, Arizona, and they’ve put out an album! Wonder what this sounds like? Let’s just pop it in the ol’ SD card storage here… Hang

Tiger Flowers – Dead Hymns Review

Originally written by Chris Redar Those familiar with the old Resound catalog or Century Media’s mail-order rag will remember a time before metalcore was a term. Instead, artists were described as “metallic hardcore.” That is, metal infused

DevilDriver – Winter Kills Review

I’m not quite sure what to make of Dez Fafara these days, but he certainly does appear to be comfortable in his own skin. Comfortable enough that, after nearly a decade of recording and seemingly

The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay One Of Us Is The Killer is a commendable continuation of the experimentation from Irony is a Dead Scene turned into a full-length, an improvement upon Option Paralysis, and rife