Ne Obliviscaris – Urn

Expectation can be a curious beast. From a band’s perspective it can drive the wheels of excitement accompanying the build-up to a new release, pushing them to new heights and allowing them to reach wider audiences. Yet, it can also hang over them like a pestilence, crippling them with fear…

Hexis – XII

“Paint it black,” they said. So they did. Thrash, death, post-rock, hardcore, industrial, and whatever other styles of music have all been given a nefarious char. Purists hate it (yeah, they’re still at it). I love it. Crossover opportunities like these challenge us to try new things and build bridges…

Hey! Listen to Tired Blood!

Grand Rapids, Michigan’s Tired Blood play a riff-filled, energetic brand of heavy rock with as much in common with bands like Foo Fighters as heavier, more abrasive acts like Unsane, Modern Life is War and Whores. Having recently seen them open for Elder, I was impressed by their live energy…