The Anatomy Of: Conjurer

Blackened sludge quartet Conjurer are hitting the road, so we thought it would be a perfect time to ask them about what makes them tick. It’s not often you get to hear this kind of plodding doom with the kind of songcraft the quartet performs. It’s not just big and…

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Sarah Longfield – Disparity

As I’ve mentioned several times now, mostly when discussing Rivers of Nihil, getting to fully connect with an artist you were always almost on board with is a great feeling. It can elevate the work that makes that connection even higher than the music by itself can, adding a layer of catharsis…

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Outliers // 2018

You’ve seen it. You’ve debated it. You’ve cried over it. But what’s done is done: Our list of the best albums of the year is behind us, and there is much rejoicing. But what about the albums we loved that didn’t make the final cut?

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Beyond Creation – Algorythm

Seems it was just yesterday when Beyond Creation emerged from the ever-bountiful wellspring of Quebecois technical death metal, fully formed, boasting an impressive level of technicality and confidence on 2011 debut The Aura. But 2014 brought a vastly different album in followup Earthborn Evolution, which maintained the core sound the band had established,…

Irreversible Mechanism – Immersion

Man, technical/progressive death metal’s really been having somewhat of a boom at the moment, huh? Rivers of Nihil, Obscura, Alkaloid, Monotheist, and Augury have all put out great albums this year, and 2017 saw some landmark drops as well with the likes of Archspire, NYN, Artificial Brain, and Cytotoxin. And as much as I enjoy name-checking bands to remind…