PIG Gets You Through The Holidaze With Black Mass

“Previously in the world of Raymond Watts…”

Seriously, though, with each release that <PIG> has put out this year I feel the need to have a title card akin to Star Wars explaining what has happened up until now. But at the end of the day, we can all agree on one thing: There is no such thing as too much <PIG>!

But I digress. [Read more…]

Audiotopsy Deliver Diabolically Delightful Sophomore Album With The Real Now

It’s sad because in today’s musical climate, great music gets swallowed up on a regular basis. Luckily for you, our loyal readers, we’re here to shine a light whenever possible on said diamonds in the rough! Today we’re focusing on a band that shouldn’t need an introduction….but here it is anyway! [Read more…]

Emigrate’s A Million Degrees Is The Last Album In 2018 You Absolutely Need To Pay Attention To

Holding off on finishing my year end list has proved fortuitous but fortunate especially when considering a new outing from Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe’s Emigrate project imminently awaits release. The album in question, A Million Degrees (Emigrate’s third), is a late year surprise and will no doubt astound and appease restless Rammstein fans until that band returns with a new studio offering in 2019. [Read more…]

Nachtmystium Prove Resilient Upon Return

It’s been a long, troubled road for Black Metal bad boy Blake Judd but he is finally back with some new Nachtmystium that’s as much an evolution of the band as it is a celebration of their triumphant return. Resilient is the name of the new EP and also a fitting description of Nachtmystium and after a quick instrumental, we’re off an running as an anguished cry heralds the coming of the title track which follows. [Read more…]

Birnam Wood Remind You That 2018 Ain’t Over Yet With Big Mammer Jammer Of A Record Called Wicked Worlds

The power of the riff is alive and well in 2018 and Birnam Wood’s latest slab of sonic supremacy is all the proof in the pudding you need. On their latest, Wicked Worlds, the MA purveyors of heavy awesomesauce move and groove in ways that will astound and confound so hold onto yer butts as it’s bound to be a bumpy ride! [Read more…]

Benthic Realm Make Masterful MA Metal On We Will Not Bow

The most distinct initial impression fans of Second Grave will hear is how Benthic Realm moves. Gone are the long, slow builds that Krista Van Guilder fronted once before in that aforementioned doom outfit replaced with the urgency of a fresh band on the road towards some truly righteous gloom rawk. [Read more…]

Larkin Poe Guide Listeners Down South On Soulful Venom & Faith

Larkin Poe is a tough one to describe. The sibling duo is this breath of fresh air in today’s musical climate that’s sorta Country, sorta Bluegrass, sorta Pop, sorta Hip-Hop yet all the while kinda transcending those genres entirely to create a sort of New Americana. On their fourth outing, Venom & Faith, they hone that sound and create a body of music that’s truly timeless. [Read more…]

Four Stroke Baron Creates Cathartic Chaos On Planet Silver Screen

Is it too late to add to our year end ‘Best Of’ list? Asking for friend. Who is REALLY into what Four Stroke Baron is about. But seriously, wow! Where did this band come from?!?! According to their bio: “Four Stroke Baron is a band that over 7 billion people don’t know about.” which makes me feel a little less disappointed in myself . [Read more…]

War On Women’s Live At Magpie Cage (Acoustic) Is The Rallying Cry We All Need Right Now

I know bupkis about War On Women, okay? But I do know what I like and I like this. A lot. And I also know that in these trying times, it’s important to showcase artists who give voice to the voiceless and use their powers for good like War On Women do. [Read more…]

Magnetic Eye Records Presents New And Old Favorites Covering Pink Floyd On The Wall [Redux]

I’ve gotta be honest, okay? I’m not a big Pink Floyd fan. Like, at all. I remember having a few of their albums and seeking out the live Is There Anybody Out There? record back in 2000 because I had a gift certificate to some music store that was burning a hole in my pocket but beyond that? They do nothing for me. Sorry? [Read more…]