36 Crazyfists Return With A Furious Batch Of New Tunes On Lanterns

36 Crazyfists is an odd duck of a metal band. Always have been. They were emo before it was cool within the genre and lumped in with metalcore when it wasn’t. Hell, I even sold my copy of their Roadrunner Records debut because I didn’t give it a chance the first time around but feverishly sought out another copy after a chance hearing of a song or two from that album on a random compilation. [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…]

15 for ’15: A Rock And Roll Fables Guide To The Best Releases Of The New Year

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In no way in any sort of order, here’s the albums we think you should be looking forward to in 2015:

1. Amen (TBC/TBA)

No clue what the album is called and no clue when it’s coming out but it should be coming at you in 2015. Casey Chaos is back, my friends! Reinvigorated and alive (Didja see Amen’s triumphant set at Knotfest?!?!?!), Chaos rules next year and is joined by former Amen bassist John Fahnestock and some guy named Dave Lombardo playing drums. Make no mistake, this should be one of the heaviest and most prolific metal release of 2015. [Read more…]