Burial Invocation – Abiogenesis

Writing reviews about music facilitates, first and foremost, a great deal of listening. Hundreds of albums have passed through my headphones and into my eagerly expectant ears since the year began. Many of them have been enjoyable, engaging listens, and a not insignificant amount of others have helmed closer to…

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Plunge the Depths of Hatred With New Track “Bloodguilt”

Sometimes, you just need something meaty that will smack you in the face. Fortunately for us, the ranks of North American death metal, be it deathcore, technical death metal or progressive death metal, are more than welcome to oblige our bludgeoning desires, releasing album after album of well made, modern…

The Progress Melter – Steel Panther and the Extent of “Comedy”

This should go without saying, but women have always had the ability to excel at playing guitar, and they often have. The rock and metal scene specifically has benefited from the contributions of players like Chelsea Wolfe, Liz Buckingham (Electric Wizard), Simone Dow (Voyager), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Lori Von Linstruth (Ayreon), Sarah Longfield, Laura…

Release Day Roundup – 7/13/18

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…