Immolation – Kingdom of Conspiracy

If a “Big Four” of death metal were ever to be determined, there would be a very strong argument for the legendary Immolation to make the cut. A band with a history that spans over 25 years and nine studio albums, Immolation’s twisted, dissonant, and darkly groovy brand of death metal has had a bigger impact on death metal than they seem to be given credit for, and traces of their influence can be found in many of the prevalent death metal bands on the scene today, as well as in the avant-garde compositions of bands such as Ulcerate, Mitochondrion and Portal. Such an extensive career leaves ample room for some duds, especially since the band currently exists amidst a scene in which many younger acts are leading the charge for the future of the beloved genre, but Immolation, like a fine wine, seem to have only gotten better with age, and their latest offering, Kingdom of Conspiracy, should lay all the naysayers’ doubts to rest.

Not Even Remotely Metal – Grey Gordon

As much as I love metal, it’s nice to take a break from it and jam some things that have no connection to metal. Normally I go with some Hiromi Uehara, Frank Ocean, Jack Johnson or even some dubstep (don’t hate on it; there’s actually some really good artists out…

Sigur Ros Announce US Headlining Tour

Few bands in post-rock are as widely acclaimed and as influential as Sigur Ros. The band’s massive ambient soundscapes are adventurous and whimsical, and their music comes to life tenfold during the band’s powerful live act, which currently boasts 11 members! This September and October, the Icelandic group are coming…

Palms Are The ‘Future Warrior

Summer is basically upon us, well at least it is here, but I’ve been wondering what sort of albums will act as the soundtrack for the days where the sun actually manages to show itself. Beyond more obvious contenders like the new Scale The Summit effort and the latest Coheed…

Dead In The Dirt Cast The Blaring Eye

Do you have thirty seconds to spare? Good, then spend it wisely by listening to the first track unveiled from grindcore/powerviolence powerhouse¬†Dead In The Dirt’s new album¬†The Blind Hole. At a mere half a minute, you’d be forgiven for thinking that ‘The Blaring Eye’ may be just another brisk surge…