Full Devil Jacket Return 15 Years Later With Sophomore Album, Valley Of Bones

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In anticipation of Full Devil Jacket’s sophomore album, and first in almost 15 years, I recently went back to the FDJ catalog which is not only a refreshing body of solid heavy rock but also still relevant almost two decades on. Much like Valley Of Bones, the soon-to-be released follow-up. [Read more…]

Torche Get Even More Massive For Relapse Records Debut

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I could honestly write this entire review based on the massive title track which closes out Torche’s fourth full-length, the appropriately titled Restarter. The song itself wraps every single miniscule little bit of what makes this album great and amplifies it in spades. It’s heavy, it’s droning, it’s consistent, it’s a veritable beast! Much like the rest of Restarter. [Read more…]

Culture Abuse Reveal “Perfect Light” Video, Prepare To Release Spray Paint The Dog 7″

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You know how Every Time I Die make those fun-looking party videos that you know are fake but still look really cool? Well, in Culture Abuse’s video for “Perfect Light” you get to see what happens next as the party still rages the day after. And that’s where the comparisons end for the two bands. [Read more…]

36 Crazyfists Up The Metal Ante With Time and Trauma

CD400_inEasily their most solid effort since A Snow Capped Romance, 36 Crazyfists’ sixth album is a triumph from the moment “Vanish (We All Disappear)” bursts from the speakers. That’s not to say the Alaskan metallers have been slacking since that 2004 classic just that Time and Trauma has a newfound vigor and consistency that was seemingly lacking on recent albums. [Read more…]

Coal Chamber Set To Release First New Album In 13 Years, Rivals, This May

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Coal Chamber fans rejoice! Not only is the band set for a triumphant North American headlining run with Filter, Combichrist, and American Head Charge but they’ve also just announced that their highly anticipated follow up to Dark Days is due in May through Napalm Records. Read below for the full press release: [Read more…]

Gang Of Four Answer What Happens Next With Triumphant Eighth Album

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Make no mistake, this ain’t your father’s Gang Of Four. Gone is original vocalist Jon King, replaced with John Sterry whose sexy swagger immediately sets the tone on What Happens Next opener “Where The Nightingale Sings” enticing listeners into the world of Gang Of Four 2.0. [Read more…]

The Birdman Rallies “Dissolve Into The Black” on new single, Real River Full-Length Available Now

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The best kind of music is the kind that is utterly incomparable and indescribable. One listen to “Dissolve Into The Black” by The Birdman Rallies and both those descriptions instantly ring true. [Read more…]

All That Remains Reach A New Level With The Order of Things

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Think of All That Remains as the Testament or Exodus of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. While not necessarily getting the constant accolades like their peers in Killswitch Engage or Lamb Of God, All That Remains continually defy the odds getting greater and greater with each release. [Read more…]