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Meat, Mead, Metal · 2d ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: King Woman’s emotional bloodletting pours on stirring ‘… Image of Suffering’

It always sounds a little dumb in the middle of February to take a piece of new music and call it one of the best records of the year. We’ve got 10 months to go, champ. Let’s pump the brakes...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 3d ago

Grails’ six-year disappearance ends with dark, psyche-edged seventh opus ‘Chalice Hymnal’

It’s been pretty refreshing the past few years that there has been a branching of musical acceptance among many metal fans to go beyond their comfort zone and embrace other styles of music t...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 4d ago

Crossover crushers Power Trip put political forces on notice with punishing ‘Nightmare Logic’

Like it or not, we are in for a bombardment of music lashing out against the current political climate and the expected results of those who run the world. While we don’t have an official an...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 5d ago

Unearthly Trance return from grave, return to their violent ways with ‘Stalking the Ghost’

The return was announced without much fanfare, on a social media post declaring the band was back together, and new music was forthcoming. If you’re not following every band everywhere, it’s...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Hypnotic Dool construct mesmerizing shadow on debut ‘Here Now, There Then’

Music that is dark, captivating, and moving can be some of the most effective art there is in the extreme terrain. Being able to pull a morose shadow over everything while, at the same time,...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Nordic doom duo Hymn smear own blackened mark on sludgy, pounding debut record ‘Perish’

It’s easy to think of Norway’s metal and have your mind immediately go to black metal, as that country practically created the modern world of that sub-genre, with the giants still contribut...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Scots Cnoc an Tursa unearth homeland’s bloody history on second record ‘The Forty Five’

In this day and age, many people abhor violence when it comes to the affairs of one’s country. True, we have advanced and hopefully are beyond those action, but just about every corner of th...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Mord’A’Stigmata keep spreading emotions into black metal with morbid, shadow-splashed ‘Hope’

The saying that one wears emotions on his or her sleeves is one that has debatable origins. Some believe it started with Shakespeare, while others attribute it to the Middle Ages, when Emper...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 2W ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Aseethe’s dark, oppressive doom sludges in filth on grimy debut ‘Hopes of Failure’

A lot of people are feeling hopeless right now, like our very existence structure is coming down on us and weighing down on our chests until we suffocate. Or that’s at least how many America...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 2W ago

Crystal Fairy combine tornadic forces into one dynamic whole on stunning self-titled debut

Every year, sports teams in leagues all over try to cram their teams with choice free agents, going on huge spending sprees designed to ensure championship glory. Instead, the opposite almos...