Album Reviews

Posted Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 5:08pm by Clayton Michaels

When I first read about Geryon, the new duo comprised of Lev Weinstein (drums) and Nicholas McMaster (bass & vocals) of avant-garde black metallers Krallice, I was of two minds. On the one hand, I get excited any time I hear about new music from anyone associated with Krallice. However, I’ve never sat and thought to myself: You know what would make Krallice even more awesome? If they got rid of their guitar players. In fact, for me it’s the interplay between the guitars of Messrs. Barr and Marston that makes Krallice so compelling.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Geryon, krallice, tech-death, avant-garde death metal, gorguts
Posted Friday, March 21, 2014 - 5:05pm by Darin Tambascio

Psalm Zero is a New York City experimental metal band featuring Charlie Looker (Seaven Teares, Extra Life, ex-Zs, ex-Dirty Projectors) and Andrew Hock (Castevet).

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Vaura, goth, metal, Extra Life, New York, Castevet, Seaven Teares, Zs, Dirty Projectors
Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 9:45pm by Darin Tambascio

The Unsemble is a collaboration between Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Tomahawk) on guitar and keyboards, Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubaten) on bass and electronics, and Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews) on drums and keyboards.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: The Jesus Lizard, Einsturzende Neubaten, Ipecac Recordings, King Crimson, Pink Floyd Tomahawk, krautrock, film score, soundtrack
Posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:44pm by Gabriel Riccio

Meshuggah's latest album, Koloss, is another step sideways by a band with a history of pushing forwards. After a string of innovative albums, the band peaked in 2005 with Catch Thirtythr33, a single song which displayed a near-classical mastery of large scale structure in addition to seeing the band at their most texturally and harmonically experimental.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: meshuggah, Koloss, 2012 metal, obZen, Nothing, Chaosphere, Catch 33, Daniel Bergstrand, Drumkit from Hell, AxeFX
Posted Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 6:01pm by Clayton Michaels

There was an editorial on MetalSucks a couple of years ago that made the argument that metal vocalists were becoming irrelevant. I had just seen Russian Circles live for the first time a few days before, so I found myself readily agreeing with a lot of the points being made in the piece.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Highpriest, Grimoire Records, instru-metal, post-metal, Russian Circles

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