Tag: Rock

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

Ehlder - Nordabetraktelse

Ehlder – Nordabetraktelse Review

Both autocorrect and Google will be convinced that you have a typo and are looking for psychedelic heavy rock band Elder. If you’re not Swedish, they will also be convinced you misspelled Nordabetraktelse, which very

Midnight Prey – Uncertain Times Review

Think back to college. Or maybe you have to go back to high school. Maybe you were homeschooled and didn’t go to either. In that case, let’s just have everybody think back to the first