Reviews

Noctambulist – The Barren Form

Denver's Noctambulist imbues the spacious and introspective corners of the death metal with black metal and psychedelic influences that are idiosyncratic and specific to themselves. FFO: Ulcerate, WAKE, and Portal

VOLA – Witness

What a lovely phrase “return to form” is and how lovely it is to speak it in the same sentence as VOLA. Don’t get me wrong, Applause of a Distant Crowd was a good album, even if it did take me a while to fully... Read More...

STÖNER – Stoners Rule

It’s once again summer time, friends. To me, summer is usually a little odd in that it feels very strange to listen to metal of any kind. Metal always feels like a fall and winter thing. You know what I mean. ... Read More...

Gojira – Fortitude

In many ways, Fortitude would have made for a more logical step between L’Enfant Sauvage and Magma. There are moments when it feels like the culmination of everything Gojira have done before, but just as many, if not more, where they feel like they’re rehashing ideas they’ve expressed more effectively in the past, or else are held back by what came immediately before; existing in the shadow of Magma’s template, rather than naturally pushing forward.

Yautja – The Lurch

Depending on how you choose to count things and which albums you consider as "full", it has been either seven or six years since Yautja's last "full" album and by Jove, I've missed them. There are a lot of rea... Read More...

Dvne – Etemen Ænka

I swear that, out of the myriad of things that I love about music, watching a band grow is still my favorite. There's something about the dual image that forms in your head of them, of how they used to be and ... Read More...