If there was award for the most emotional and moving release of 2017, Amenra’s Mass VI would win hands down! This epic sonic storm of emotion helps me navigate through all of life’s pressures. This is a record that will not get old to me, but grow with me as I grow.
October 8th, 2017 – Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver BC Pioneers of extreme noise metal Endon opened the night with a punishingly intense and captivating set. I can’t quite put my finger on exactly what it is that makes these guys so engaging, all I know is it’s really hard to look away
Southern Lord hosted a special event in Amsterdam, home of their European office, as a celebration of the label’s diversity and ever-expanding roster. The label invited an array of bands to perform for one night only, across two stages. The line-up included Big | Brave, Circle, Magma, Okkultokrati, Sunn O))), Unsane,
Are Brazilian sludge-doom heathens JUPITERIAN the Primitive Man of the southern hemisphere? May as well be – can’t really think of a band from down under that crushes your head more than this one (now that Meth Drinker is no more that is, RIP). After a staggering debut cassette on Caligari
We all know that The Obsessed have been pillars of the underground metal scene since the 1980’s, and they have been releasing kick ass albums since the 1990’s. Wino has never slowed down, and has given his life to metal – and might I say we all are fucking grateful. Our comrades
On November 15th, San Francisco’s Doom Stew Records will release the sophomore offering from Bay Area-based post-doom entity Catapult The Dead – an elusive combo based in and around Oakland who’s 2015 debut album All Is Sorrow made head turns (including ours) with its inconsolable and layered alloy of introspective post-metal