Metal 2011: 18 Best Albums
Despite his rugged exterior and his seemingly permanent emotionally vacant demeanour, with Path of Totality, it was evident that the founder Mike Hill not only wears his heart on his sleeve, but also his inner turmoil. The third album from the Brooklyn trio is their best, filled with their signature sound consisting of a unique blend of blackened metal, '80s noise rock and sheer emotion that only comes with the weariness that only age can bring, but was met this year with an infectious vigour. One could chalk it up to stellar production and incredible drummer Andrew Hernandez, and Hill's first (and successful) attempt on clean singing on "Silent World." The title track, with its incredible, heavy riffs, makes you realize that you don't need frills to get your point across. Outside of the dark lyrics, and there is a heavy simplicity that hunkers down and urges the listener to temporarily enjoy the dark elements in life, but slowly gives you a way out.
FeaturesNov 10, 2014
At the GatesThe New Reality
At War With Reality is kind of an autobiographical title for Gothenburg death metal legends At the Gates. The reality: nearly two decades ag...
FeaturesNov 05, 2014
Despite the confident, speaker-cleaving attack of Baptists' new sophomore LP, Bloodmines, the Vancouver crust-and-hardcore outfit will readi...
FeaturesNov 04, 2014
Devin TownsendAn Alien Among Us
Through a combination of extraordinary talent, sheer force of will, and completely disarming weirdness, Canadian composer, vocalist, multi-i...
FeaturesOct 21, 2014
GodfleshTaking it Old School
Industrial metal pioneers Godflesh return with their first new album in 13 years, dubbed A World Lit Only by Fire, which ventures back to th...