Best of 2009

Well folks, it’s that time once again: Album of the Year content is just ahead of us and the list-making engines have already been watered with the blood of magazines and blogs who think the year ends in November. As for us, we’re only getting things arranged and calculated out.…

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Tӧrzs – Tükor

The question of what exactly makes post-rock what it is is a hotly debated one. But, as with all forms of discourse, there are usually a few “points of truth” on which everyone (more or less) tends to agree. For post-rock, some of these include the lack of vocals (although…

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The Anatomy Of – Detach the Islands

One of the most exciting releases of the year, Detach The Island’s The Burden To Become Fact is one of the sleeper-hits of the year, blending the magical mayhem of chaotic post-violence with the stuttering, savage rhythmic battery of math metal. I’ve helped premiere music from the record and written…

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Release Day Roundup – 8/2/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Hey! Listen to The Grey!

As a general rule, a metal band that takes the decision to remain instrumental is more likely to be a proggy or mathy affair. When listening to them, it’s more common to find oneself swaying to twinkly explorations or twitching to movable-feast time signatures than outright headbanging. But rules are meant…

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Brutus – Nest

Some bands understand the value in an explosive opening to an album. Brutus have that down to a tee; their newly released, and highly anticipated album Nest starts with three of the strongest tracks the band have made today. Using that burst of energy which sets things going, Brutus ride…

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