Rock / Heavy Metal

Meet Your Maker with Monolord's Doom-Sludge Destroyer 'Vaenir'

Gothenburg’s Monolord are set to detonate Vaenir, a sludge-doom offering with guitars like chainsaws, bringing to mind Matt Pike’s epic tone on The Art of Self-Defense. The massive, ten-ton brick of a record relies on a blues groove though, and not long-stroke, droning nonsense. Heavily treated melodic vocals bring to mind Ozzy during “Planet Caravan,” […]

Rock / Heavy Metal

Eye of Nix Channel Siouxsie Sioux-Gone-Black Metal in the NSFW New Video for "Elysium Elusive"

Photo by Michael Ray Sheets Since 2012, Seattle, Washington’s Eye of Nix has been creating wonderfully twisted experimental metal, and rather than committing to one niche, this collective has its fingers in every pot. With crust and sludge-influenced riffs meeting black metal’s tremolo picking at the noisiest crossroads, the band sets a tumultuous backdrop for vocalist Joy Von […]


Rock / Heavy Metal

Deathly Doom Crew Foehammer's New Album Will Pound Your Sunday Into Dust

Foehammer live / photo courtesy of Foehammer Baltimore's best-known to the metal community as the home of Maryland Deathfest, but any hesher worth their leather also knows that Charm City and its surrounding area boasts a pretty damn impressive local scene. Case in point: Foehammer, a newly-minted trio who hail from a DC suburb and have summoned utter […]