After The Burial – Evergreen

There’s something comforting and warm about good After the Burial albums. Maybe those aren’t the first words that come to mind for many listeners, but it’s undeniable that the band evokes a more personal response than the average metalcore act. This became even clearer when core member Justin Lowe passed away under tragic circumstances, which must have been a very heavy blow to the members. Many fans were invested in not just the music, but the people behind it. And it was undeniably felt when the first album after Justin’s loss, Dig Deep, made his absence sting that much more. So Evergreen was the test of whether the band would continue to feel hollow, or recover and keep the memory alive. It’s pretty safe to say, upon hearing it, that the band pass with flying colors.

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Town Portal – Of Violence

Geography is a liar. It tells us for instance that Town Portal are from Denmark when it would be much easier for our narratives were they from Switzerland or the UK. This is because their brand of meaty post-rock fits right in with the resurgence of such groove based antics…

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Kvlt Kolvmn – March 2019

Welcome to Kvlt Kolvmn. The frost melts. Snow leaves the clouds for the foreseeable future. Pathways of ice turn slowly into cool puddles, eventually reduced to nothing. Winter is gone. Spring ascends. Boo, says I. It’s a good thing we have black metal to keep us nice and frostbitten as…

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