Hey! Listen to End!

The word “savage” gets thrown around in conversations about extreme music a lot. Honestly, too much. Way too much. So much in fact that the word itself has begun to lose any and all meaning. You know the argument: If everything is savage, nothing is. Because pulling out the thesaurus…

Napoleon – Newborn Mind

As much virtue as there is in charting previously unexplored sonic territory, there is an equal amount of reward and praise to be found in the act of taking something that’s already been done and improving on the formula in small but substantial ways. Not every new album needs to…

2 – Broad Genre-alization

It’s the second episode! This week Eden and I talk about our weekly listening including Caspian and Alustrium, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan’s antics, Cloudkicker, new After the Burial and the reinvigorated genre of neo-folk. Our opinion discussions include crowdfunding in metal, where we think innovation is happening in metal, and post-metal’s position in…

Reflections – The Color Clear

One of the most interesting things about 2015 as a year of metal is that many of the best albums have integrated a great deal of emotion and atmosphere in some way or another. From WRVTH’s self-titled techdeath landmark to Hope Drone’s post-rock/atmospheric black metal masterpiece, there’s been a huge…

Structures – Life Through A Window

Many words have been spilled onto numerous pages about the dangers of trends. From a young age we are inured against taking the more traveled road, encouraged to beat our own path. As life goes on, our eyes start to wander, eyeing the easier solutions, tempting ourselves with shortcuts. “What’s…

PHOTOS: Veil of Maya, Structures, Northlane, Vildhjarta, and Here Comes The Kraken — December 6th @ Crocodile Rock, Allentown, PA

The recent Veil of Maya headlining tour — whether intentional from its inception or not — was a great representation of international music in this particular metal scene. America, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Mexico were all represented on this tour, and that’s definitely something special. To make this tour that…