Reviews

SEED – Dun Pageant

It has been a while since I pointed out the underappreciated and subtle art of album or track names. It's an often overlooked part of making and releasing music for obvious reasons: these naming conventions se... Read More...

Devin Townsend – The Puzzle / Snuggles

Devin Townsend's The Puzzle is certainly going to be a controversial spot in his discography, but ultimately serves a real utility for Devin's psyche and artistic process. These are not your standard studio albums with traditional songs with pesky things like structure. The Puzzle amounts to idea vomit; by Devin's own admission, this was a dumping ground for random emotional impulses that reflected this entire weird period we've experienced the last two years. And honestly, it's kind of incredible the way it worked out.

Cynic – Ascension Codes

Cynic have long achieved legendary status in extreme metal and prog, introducing jazz fusion influences to death metal in 1993 with their monumental debut album Focus. Previously, core Cynic members Paul Masvi... Read More...