Tag: Rock

Palaces – Hellas Chasma Review

Hellas Chasma doesn’t fuck around, so neither will we. “Swarm” launches out of the gate with some serious gusto, just a squeal of feedback, a quick stomping rhythm section intro, and a scream to let

Radiant Knife – The Body + The Ghost Review

[Cover art by Terry Grow] If I told you there’s a sludge band from Louisiana that you need to check out, you would probably assume they sound like Eyehategod, Crowbar, or perhaps Soilent Green. But

Neptunian Maximalism – Éons Review

The Belgian collective Neptunian Maximalism is not, apparently, interested in half-measures. Éons, their full-length debut, spools its more than two hours’ worth of music across three conceptually separate discs which span genres and blend improvised

Bong Metal – A Special Primer

Oh, high there! On this special and holy day, let us look squarely down the barrel of the bong at a specific subset of stoner metal. We could have grouped by region, or sub-subgenres, but

Elder – Omens Review

[Artwork by Adrian Dexter] Beyond the certainty of death and taxes, one thing that unites most all willing participants of humankind is a humble craving to feel good. The pursuit of this unifying goal naturally

[Cover art by Rheanna Fancypants]

Ritual Dictates – Give In To Despair Review

I’m sure that when Ash Pearson and Justin Hagberg chose to name their debut album Give In To Despair, it probably just sounded really metal and maybe tied some lyrical themes together. But here we

Silverthorne – Tear The Sky Wide Open Review

Don’t let the picturesque painted pasture on the album art fool you: Silverthorne is not peddling some farmhouse hoedown cow-paddies-an’-banjos folkiness. Nope, this is rock ‘n’ f’n roll, baby… Drummer Brian Tichy should be a

Leprous – Pitfalls Review

Leprous’ sixth studio album, Pitfalls, gives it all away in its first song’s opening lines: All of my stories are below Beneath the surface you cannot grow Curled and naked, I defer to shaky thoughts