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…]

Strvngers Dig Out Gothic Classics, Remix Their Own Classics On Exhumed Vol 2

Already gunning for our Top 5 of 2018, Strvngers make an even stronger case for their inclusion with their new “EP”, Exhumed Vol 2. And you didn’t read wrong, those quotes are NOT a typo. We only add them because of the sheer length of this release which includes five covers, five remixes, and a previously unreleased tune. Yeah, it’s big. [Read more…]

Untitled Movie Review Column: Halloween (2018)

Witty and paying homage to the original without being cheesy or tongue-in-cheek, Halloween (2018) is the sequel that fans of the series have been clamoring and yearning for. [Read more…]

Kenny Hickey: A Rock and Roll Fables Conversation

Watching a Silvertomb show, featuring former Type O Negative guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Johnny Kelly, is equally a transcendent and cathartic experience. Rounded out by Joseph James on guitar, Aaron Joos on keys, backing vocals, and guitar, and the indomitable Hank Hell and his fierce stage presence on bass, the sound is simply massive. A sum of all its’ parts, Silvertomb is a Doom outfit in the vein of Type O Negative with Kelly’s thunderous drumming alongside Hickey’s signature riffs and uncanny voice. [Read more…]

forktie Release Debut EP Of Supercharged Rawk!

We’ve definitely mentioned two things in these pages before: 1) Surprise new music is the best new music and B) Hot damn are we proud of the local scene in the Boston area! This post covers both of those things as local outfit forktie follows their debut single from earlier in the year with the just dropped debut EP. [Read more…]

Lemmy-Inspired Electric Messiah Sees High On Fire Invigorated, Ready To Crush Skulls On The Road

An album that’s built around a dream that High On Fire founder Matt Pike had about Lemmy? Sign. Us. Up. But seriously, kids, even without the legend worship, a new High On Fire record is always cause to celebrate. Especially as the band enter their twentieth year with an album that’s every bit as vital and hungry as when they first emerged onto the heavy music scene. [Read more…]

Reckoner Channel Early Suicidal Tendencies, Converge, And Even Korn On Debut


It’s hard not to show pride when the Boston area keeps producing so many solid acts from a variety of genres. On the heavier spectrum, we’re looking at the debut from Reckoner who mesh Hardcore grooves and breakdowns with modern Metal to create the goods that’ll get you going. [Read more…]