Cattle Decapitation – The Anthropocene Extinction

For the longest time, you pretty much knew what you were going to get when Cattle Decapitation released a new album; totally vicious, unrelenting deathgrind with uncharacteristic lyrical content dealing with animal rights and environmental issues. That said, they’ve always been near the head of the pack when it comes to deathgrind, even if…

Locrian – Infinite Dissolution

In recent years, an almost non-stop debate has begun as to what can be considered true “kvlt” black metal. Must it remain true to the first two waves, forever doomed to copy the styles of Bathory and Mayhem, or can it expand, incorporating (gasp) major scales and ambient parts? If…

Starter Kit: Post-Black Metal

Starter Kit analyzes the ins-and-outs of some of the more obscure and niche sub-genres within the metal spectrum and offers a small group of bands that best represent the sound. Read other Starter Kit entries here. Comprised of lilting, reverbial cleans, and hard-hitting, harsh walls of distorted aggression, the disparate…