Astronoid – Radiant Bloom

Established in 2012, Massachusetts-based at Astronoid built a cult following within a pocket of the prog metal community for their so-called "dream thrash" blending of genres by the time their 2016 full length... Read More...

Wilderun – Epigone

Looking back on Wilderun's discography is a very interesting exercise. Both Olden Tales & Deathly Trails and Sleep at the Edge of the Earth (what hagiographies of the band will know call their "early era a... Read More...

SOM – The Shape Of Everything

Shoegaze act SOM arrived in 2018 and melted hearts with their debut album The Fall, then blew us away from the stage at POST. Festival the following year. The act (featuring members of Junius, Constants, and Caspian) has been described as "doom pop," which isn't inaccurate; the baseline SOM modus operandi consists of colossal low-end, lush guitar layers, and airy vocal hooks delivered through a wash of delay and reverb, without pretense or complication.

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.