Hey! Listen to Riffs for Reproductive Justice!

Editor’s note: the world is going to shit, this is known. But what’s less accepted is that, in many ways, the world has always been going to shit. In certain points, it has gotten worse, to be sure. In others, it has gotten better. But my aim with this note…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Detach The Islands Bring The House Down With “Culture Architects”

Ten out of every hundred promo invitations grab me with the first sentence. Maybe two of them will live up to that initial hype. Today’s premiere is from a band whose brand new record did just that. Detach The Islands mix punk sensibilities with frantic, dissonant powerviolence, and panic-inducing mathcore…

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Doomsday – June 2019

Many good tidings unto thee, heaviest of all bloggers! It is that most blessed occasion of the month where we discuss the best of our favorite genre, and a fun thought occurred to me. In previous columns, I have discussed how winter is the best time for listening to doom.…

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Hey! Listen to Gygax!

While “don’t judge a book by its cover” is one of the most often repeated cliches, we all commit the sin of prejudgement on a daily basis. There’s nothing to it; the vast amount of information and culture we can potentially partake in just doesn’t leave us a choice but…

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Daniel Tompkins – Castles

Somewhere around the end of the noughties and the beginning of whatever the hell we’re going to call this decade retrospectively, something remarkable happened in the UK metal scene. Inspired by the likes of Meshuggah and Sikth, a whole army of fresh and exciting progressive metal bands were practically falling out…

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Hey! Listen to Snooze!

Honestly, I have no idea how this post is happening only now. In math-rock circles, Snooze are far from a secret; this Chicago based band has been making excellent, chaotic, challenging, and moving math-rock for a while now. In fact, I personally consider their 2017 release, Actually, Extremely to be…

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Port Noir – The New Routine

By the time a band reaches their third album, it is not unreasonable to have a certain set of expectations about what it will deliver. Sometimes, the band will stumble and fail to meet them. Others will rise to the challenge and comfortably surpass them. And a third group, to…

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ALBUM REVIEW/PREMIERE: Lisathe – Lisathe

Covering music for the blog provides both an avenue for curation as well as a means of tracking stylistic movements in various scenes. We’ve used our platform to chronicle the evolution of dissonant death metal, the new wave of traditional heavy metal, progressive stoner/sludge/doom, and a myriad of other subgenres…

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