Deftones – Ohms

Sacramento alt-metal act Deftones have tried their best to distance themselves from the nu-metal scene that saw their ascent, and have largely succeeded as evidenced by their unparalleled longevity, influence,... Read More...

Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations

Old-school death metal (or OSDM) has been having a bit of a moment lately, thanks in part to the work of indie labels such as Dark Descent and 20 Buck Spin who have done much of the groundwork in promoting and popularizing the movement while emphasizing bands who lean into the more weirder and more progressive sounds the genre has to offer, with bands such as Horrendous, Tomb Mold, and last year’s critical darling Blood Incantation taking the sounds of acts like Death and Incantation into new places. As the movement proliferates, bands on the fringes are moving ever outward, soaking up black metal, sludge, doom, and prog and leaning away from the meat-and-potatoes approach where possible, particularly when it comes to the labels at the core of the renaissance.

Internal Rot – Grieving Birth

The dudes in Internal Rot have certainly heard World Extermination and, like most of us, thought it kicked ass. This isn't to say that Internal Rot have taken the base grind sound of World Extermination and done nothing else but that, but those looking for meat-and-potatoes deathgrind in that specific style with up-to-date production, it's hard to find a better alternative that Grieving Birth, especially when looking for a brand new fix.