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Meat, Mead, Metal · 1d ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Blut Aus Nord continue warping black metal with stormy ‘Deus Salutis Meæ’

In the spring here on the East Coast of the United States, we get some fairly insane storms. People in the Midwest will be laughing since their entire houses get destroyed, so, sorry. But st...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 2d ago

Brooklyn wrecking crew Belus offer glimpse into their warped metallic world with ‘Apophenia’

During the Stanley Cup Finals this past spring, I had to wear the exact same shirt every day when the Penguins played, otherwise they’d lose. Olli Määttä No. 3 player T-shirt. I wore a diffe...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 3d ago

Clouds Taste Satanic return to giant journeys on challenging opus ‘The Glitter of Infinite Hell’

Everyone is excited for the Halloween season because of the return of the beloved “Stranger Things” series. I get that. I’m one of those people, and I’m really looking forward to see where t...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 4d ago

Eneferens’ spacious black metal reminds wintry days coming on freezing ‘In the Hours Beneath’

Winter is coming. That’s not a “Game of Thrones” goof. It really is. I think. Here on the East Coast of the U.S., I’m also hoping autumn will arrive, as it’s my favorite season. But that’s l...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Amenra smash their volcanic sounds with raw emotions on monstrous ‘Mass VI’

I don’t always go to all the shows I want to see. It’s a combo of a few things from working long days, needing time for exercise and nourishment, and just not feeling like driving longer tha...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

French maulers Celeste return with volcanic intensity, violent power on blistering ‘Infidèle(s)’

I love putting on music that leaves me completely annihilated. Like, a heaving mess on the floor trying to pick up the pieces, wondering what it is that just happened to me. I love to sink i...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Sora tries to find clarity with madness on Throane’s icy, epic album ‘Plus une Main à Mordre’

How much suffering is enough? Everyone has a limit, and pushing oneself beyond what is manageable is not healthy for any person’s metal or physical health. When must one let go of the tormen...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

NYC’s Pyrolatrous bring heavy, volatile black/death metal mix on face-bashing debut ‘Teneral’

One could argue that the current state of affairs, especially here in the United States, should keep most bands working and producing at an alarming clip. There is no shortage of inspiration...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 1W ago

Bell Witch spill darkness over gargantuan 83-minute track on devastating epic ‘Mirror Reaper’

Cavernous sadness, depression, and suffering are ideas that cannot be shoved to the side. One can’t just “feel better” or “smile.” In fact, anyone who ever suggests those cures to someone in...
Meat, Mead, Metal · 2W ago

PICK OF THE WEEK: Spectral Voice smother death with space doom on crushing ‘Eroded Corridors…’

Records and bands that could change the landscape of metal take a little bit of time. Great albums and bands are not simply born overnight, and it often takes time on the road or in rehearsa...