EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Bright Curse Announce That It’s the “Time of the Healer”

The story of the video we’re premiering today is, in many ways, the story of my journey with this band. It starts off as just a simple, if enjoyable, jaunt; a few friends go into the local forest to have fun, drink alcohol, and generally cut loose. So too was the impression the album, from which this track gets its name, first left on me, namely fun, well made, and frivolous stoner metal. But as the video progresses, a more sinister and nuanced message starts to seep in. It seems this group of friends has angered something in the forest,…

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The Anatomy Of – Valence

I’ll be honest with you: I don’t really vibe with instrumental progressive music all that much. Like all your average Internet Metal Nerds, I used to listen to my fair share of the stuff; there’s something in the emphasis on technicality that appeals to pasty kids looking for an escape, I suppose. These day, after listening to so many albums of the stuff, so many supposedly “groundbreaking” releases and “best guitarist ever” kind of promises, I’m kind of jaded. I still go back to the classics every now and again but I find myself digging into the more obscure of…

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162 – I’m Not Staple

Back on the grind with new music. Fractal Universe, Hacktivist, Krosis, Whitechapel, Amogh Symphony, and Enterprise Earth. Then we discuss, Matt Heafy’s guitar strap for reducing back strain, the neural network that generates Archspire music, Eden’s Devin interview, and the passing of Michael Eikenaar of Nihill and Dodecahedron. Then, cool people time with Sekiro, Hob, and The Occupation. Also this mashup. Enjoy!

Ketzer – Cloud Collider

What is it about black metal that keeps us coming back? In the last few years, I’ve personally become a bigger and bigger fan of black metal. Anything blackened has my attention. There’s a certain artistry and aesthetic to it that calls me back. Atmosphere is a huge part of it and very difficult to get right, but it’s also about style and technique. Once that combination is there, it becomes this unique experience no matter how many times you hear it. A package could be the same every time, and yet it still seems so novel. Such is the…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Skullcave Bring It Back With “Offend, Repeat”

Last year, we told you several times to listen to Skullcave, a doom metal band doing extremely interesting things in Australia. It was part of a larger, most excellent year for the continent but Skullcave was the band closest to doom as part of it. Their emphasis on emotive clean vocals alongside cavernous chords drew comparisons to genre revivalists like Pallbearer but the band had their own take on what it means to make doom in the year 2019. Now, they’re back with a single and, soon, a video called “Offend, Repeat”, further cementing their unique tone and their unique…

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