ELECTRIC SHAKE: Album number three has arrived from Sweden’s Spiders, and it is a killer. The musical foundation is still the same as prior releases—an energetic and hard...
VIKING MELODEATH 2.0: Two years after their third—so what if we sound like a lightly blackened Amon Amarth turned up to 11?—album, Berserker, Germany’s Asenblut returns to its old...
AMERICANA METAL: Chicago’s Huntsmen blends Americana storytelling with the metal muscle of bands such as Neurosis, Red Fang, and High on Fire on its debut full-length American Scrap....
CRUST: Originally shat into existence in 1994, Septic Tank’s ranks were filled by Cathedral’s Lee Dorian and Gaz Jennings plus Repulsion’s Scott Carlson and Trouble’s Barry...
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST
HISTORICAL HARD ROCK: It’s a sign of how popular and respected Michael Schenker is that he can get together three of the singers he’s previously worked...
TRIED AND TRUE METALCORE:Generally, when a band is offered the chance to do whatever they like with their sound (rather than feel pressure or influence from their label),...
THE ATLAS MOTH
POST-METAL: On its fourth full-length album, Coma Noir, Chicago’s The Atlas Moth creates fuzzed-up post-metal with psychedelic, proggy, and sludge metal elements in the vein of...