Hey! Listen to Gulch!

As we do in January, we catch up on all the good shit we missed the year prior. For me, this means scrolling back through my Bandcamp wishlist and picking out albums I never got around to pretty much at random. Honestly, I pick whatever has cool artwork. It’s not…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Veilburner Ascend To Greatness With “Upstream and Parallel”

There are plenty of fantastic bands that toil in the margins of relative obscurity. Some eventually find a wider audience and catapult themselves to various levels of fame, while others never reach that coveted status of instantly recognizable. It’s fitting, then, that Pennsylvania upstarts Veilburner signed with the aptly named…

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Death’s Door – November 2018

Welcome, once more, to Death’s Door. Wipe your feet on the mat, and be thorough about it. The year is far from done. That’s right, it’s already November. That time when music takes its multi-month hibernation in preparation for the spring release season. Or at least that’s what is supposed…

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Coffin Birth – The Serpent Insignia

When reviewing the new Bloodbath album, I suggested that simplistic, straight-forward death metal might not be enough to stand out in a year that has seen the genre well and truly dominated by more forward-thinking, progressive acts. Now I’m thinking I merely may have given the record far too much…

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Psycroptic – As The Kingdom Drowns

Our most recent encounter with Tasmanian tech death band Psycroptic saw the four-piece shift gears for the second time in their career. Where the band’s preceding releases demonstrated a groove-focused style of death metal, 2015’s self-titled release pivoted towards a more overtly thrash-influenced look — and further away still from the maniacal…