Firebreather – Under A Blood Moon Review

It's weirdly satisfying when a band's name aligns perfectly with their sound. Blowtorch guitars and bass, pounding drums, and coarse, burly vocals comprise the Gothenburg, Sweden trio Firebreather. With an arsenal of molten riffs at the ready, the band unleashes stoner doom fury on their latest barnburner of an album Under A Blood Moon. The … Continue reading Firebreather – Under A Blood Moon Review

Howling Giant – The Space Between Worlds Review

If you've had your ear to the ground, you're probably aware that there's a renaissance happening in stoner/doom metal. Pallbearer and Khemmis are the kings of melodic doom, Elder are the masters of all things prog and psych, and Spirit Adrift have recently taken the underground by storm with their latest album. With the release … Continue reading Howling Giant – The Space Between Worlds Review

Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue Review

You're going to see (or have seen) a lot of hot takes about this album in the coming weeks. Lots of early calls for album of the year/decade. Lots of comparisons to Code Orange and their 2017 landmark album Forever. And lots of phrases like "genre-defining", "bar raising", and "the future of metal/metalcore/metallic harcore". In … Continue reading Knocked Loose – A Different Shade of Blue Review

Curse These Metal Hands (Pijn & Conjurer collab) Review

Metal isn't known for collaborations. Perhaps the most common example of collaborations is supergroups, but those fall flat more often than not. Features are becoming more common these days, but still aren't as prevalent as in other genres like hip hop. But what we have here is neither of these. Although very different sonically, this … Continue reading Curse These Metal Hands (Pijn & Conjurer collab) Review