Hey! Listen to NÜR!

There’s something happening over here in Israel; it’s been happening for several years in fact. It seems as if the local scene stumbled over some cursed tablets or something and has now been collectively bound to make filthy, heavy, and aggressive music. Genres like grind, post-hardcore, and post-metal have been…

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Heavy Rewind // Slipknot – Slipknot

Originally, this post started out as a Stepping Stone, after I bought a cheap used copy of Slipknot at a local record store and proceeded to tumble down the nostalgia rabbit hole. But given that this year marks the album’s 20th anniversary, I felt like it deserved the proper Heavy…

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Griefloss – Griefloss

The concept of the “release cycle” is one of the most inconsistent aspects of modern music. While we’re still awaiting albums announced early last quarter with fanfare and multiple lead singles, here we have Griefloss dropping their latest self-titled album after just a series of veiled teasers. This isn’t the…

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Venom – Storm the Gates

Not every band kills it with every release. A friend and I were recently discussing a question: how many bands can you think of that have 5 objectively good albums? It’s a tough question even if you get past the discussion of what qualifies as “objectively good.” Very few bands…

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Death’s Door – 2018 in Review

Welcome, my hellions, to Death’s Door. Wipe your feet on the mat and pull up a bone throne, for old time’s sake. We’ve finally come to it. The auspicious end to one of the best years for death metal in recent memory. It’s close to unfathomable, upon reflection, how absolutely…

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Crevassian – Crevassian

What is it exactly about instrumental, progressive music that seems to appeal to us more when we’re younger? Everywhere I look, I see people who used to be really into progressive metal and, specifically, the instrumental kind but no longer are. Personally, I can say that something about the flamboyance and narcissism…

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