Tag: Technical

Pyrrhon – What Passes For Survival Review

So as not to be accused of burying the lede: Pyrrhon’s third album What Passes for Survival is another disgusting triumph, equal parts expansive and claustrophobic. Here, however, are a few stray thoughts from the

Xoth – Invasion Of The Tentacube Review

I did not get the opportunity to review the latest Vektor, but I loved it. I love the whole idea of Death-meets-Voivod-meets-black-metal-graveling. In fact I think black metal graveling is almost built for tech-thrash. It just

Cognitive – Deformity Review

This year has been a bit of a whirlwind for me as far as reviewing goes. I have two gigs, one of which I only took in May – that being this gig here –


Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis Review

If you were to plant a seed in hopes of producing a Oak Tree for future generations, that tree would grow slowly. Through diligent watering, staking the tree to keep it vertical and lots and

Mithras – On Strange Loops Review

Mithras. I mean, damn. Mithras. I heard Mithras years ago when this site was still MetalReview and even then thought “for all the familiarity of this music, this is something completely else.” So in my

Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep Of Reason Review

When one has a deep history with a band, a traditional critic’s review is damn near unthinkable. Intentional or not, our very own Dan Obstkrieg touched on this in his recent review of the newest


Dysrhythmia – The Veil Of Control Review

There are bands on this earth that would be better off without vocals. Often we hear music critics proclaim that albums are good but for the vocals. Perhaps they are too harsh or formulaic. Perhaps

Revocation – Great Is Our Sin Review

The modern metal critic’s dilemma: how many times can a reader read “this is a good/great record by a good/great band” before they are no longer served by reviews? You have to have some negative