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…]

Dead Can Dance Explore The Myth Of Dionysus On Ethereal Ninth Opus

The first thing long time listeners will notice about Dead Can Dance’s ninth album is how it just moves in a steady beat from start to finish with a renewed sense of urgency, driving forth that ethereal worldly sound propelled by Brendan Perry once again at the helm alongside musical partner Lisa Gerrard. [Read more…]

Psychlona Does Desert Rawk Proud All The Way From Northern England On Fierce Mojo Rising

2018 is the year where we make an obscene amount of references to Kyuss. Which is not a bad thing! It just means that bands are FINALLY catching up to what the progenitors of modern desert rawk were all about. Case in point is the UK’s  Psychlona who, despite a few similarities to the iconic Californian quartet, still stand on their own two feet with their latest offering Mojo Rising. [Read more…]

Domkraft Deliver A Deluge Of Dynamic Doom With Flood


Domkraft is the best Doom/Sludge out there today. Yep. It was said. By me. Just now. On Flood, they take all that kind of good stuff you get when you combine equal parts mysticism with good ole psychedelia and fuzz and wrap it in a desert rawk package to get the album you’ll eventually hear on October 19th. [Read more…]

Big Time Kill Shock and Awe On Stellar And Stunning Full-Length Debut

Thank Jeebus for bands like Big Time Kill out there who are representing for all us electro-loving freaks in the area because, let’s face it, when you think “Boston” and “Music Scene”, “Electro” is not the first genre that comes to mind. So on their debut full-length, Shock and Awe, BTK is here to put their unique stamp on the genre and hopefully pioneer the path for more like them to kickstart the scene in the area. [Read more…]

Pulp Rawk: Iron Maiden: Album By Album By Martin Popoff

Let’s get this out of the way first: I don’t like Iron Maiden. At all. In fact, in the great metal arguments of old I choose Megadeth over Metallica, Bush over Belladonna, and Judas Priest over Iron Maiden (Which is mentioned quite a bit in this book I’m about to mention). It’s just how I’m wired! That said, I respect the band and what they do. And even I can admit that “Number of the Beast” is a goddamn infectious metal anthem, although “Run to the Hills” still drives me bonkers. [Read more…]