Somnuri Lay Down A Swath Of Gorgeous Sonic Destruction On Debut Full-Length

Imagine a world where Baroness never matured, Torche never slowed down, and Mastodon never stopped making Leviathan. Brooklyn’s Somnuri often find themselves in that righteous world and the proof is in the pudding with an eight-track beast of a self-titled debut. [Read more…]

Engelbert Humperdinck Celebrates 50 Years As A Recording Artist With Heartfelt The Man I Want To Be

Nothing says “holiday” quite like Engelbert Humperdinck, right? But wait! The Man I Want To Be is not the new holiday classic you didn’t know you needed this season. While it still might make a great soundtrack for the season and the ultimate stocking stuffer, The Man I Want To Be is actually a heartfelt ode to his wife of fifty-three years who is suffering from advanced Alzheimer’s. That said, what Engelbert release ISN’T heartfelt? [Read more…]

Ghastly Sound Kicks 2017’s Ass Once Again With Scorching EP The Bottom

If you put The Bottom, the upcoming EP from Vermont’s Ghastly Sound, together with the S/T EP released earlier this year (Our review is here) then you might have the most perfect rawk release of 2017. Killer on their own, fucking epic together. [Read more…]

Boston Shredders The Offering Offer Up Some Killer Metal On Debut EP

Imagine Bring Me The Horizon (Think Suicide Season era) fronted by Rob Halford with a little Dickinson bravado thrown in for good measure. That’s the most basic explanation of Boston’s The Offering you can give to your friends and if they don’t know who Halford or Dickinson are then they aren’t really your friends. [Read more…]

Cavalera Conspiracy Devolve Into Old School Post-Thrash On Psychosis

Each subsequent Cavalera Conspiracy record since 2008’s Inflikted has been like this experimentation in regression with the releases harnessing a new school thrash vibe akin to the one Sepultura helped pioneer back in the late ’80’s/early 90’s blanketed by modern technology. [Read more…]

Replicant Conjure Up The Soundtrack For A Modern Day Dystopia On The Reckoning

First off: It is highly recommended that you listen to Replicant’s The Reckoning at full volume through headphones to really get the full experience.

Second off: It is highly recommended that you love Replicant. Because they rule.

But I digress. [Read more…]

The Erkonauts Perfect Speed-Prog On Frenetic And Fun I Shall Forgive

Amen to music that still makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up upon first listen. Switzerland’s The Erkonauts has all that and more on their frenetic, ecstatic, and cacophonous mindfuck of a sophomore album entitled I Shall Forgive. [Read more…]

Replicant Deliver Future Rawk To Your Door Today!

Oh my goth!

This year’s Cold Waves Festival was appropriately opened by Chicago natives Replicant and upon returning to MA, I promptly decided I must own everything they had ever put out up until now. And instead of picking just one release to focus on here, I decided to review everything I purchased.

You’re welcome in advance. [Read more…]

Scour See Red On Vicious Sophomore Release

Does Phil Anselmo even front Scour anymore because whoever the beast that’s singing here sounds nothing like the guy who fronts Superjoint and Down. Never mind the iconic voice that wailed for the progenitors of modern groove metal, this dude who fronts Scour is a fucking monster! [Read more…]

Jim Healey Creates Acoustic-Driven Sonic Ecstasy On Just A Minute More

I know I’ve typed this in other posts but music like this is what really makes me proud to live in Massachusetts. Whether it’s Metal or Hip Hop or Rawk or Pop, MA presents a plethora of outstanding options for every music fan. Which brings us to Jim Healey’s latest offering which, just like the state it was born out of, offers up another side of the vocalist/guitarist known for riff rawkin’ in bands like Black Thai and Shatner. [Read more…]