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

Stream Tribulation's Catchy as Hell New Prog-Death Metal Favorite "The Motherhood of God"

Leading with a reverb-heavy clean guitar, Tribulation's "The Motherhood of God" expands on the band's lore as current Swedish death metal scene leaders yet followers of the traditions of yesteryear. Progressive without the wankery and endlessly ripping, the mostly clean track is a ripper and catchy as hell. Stream it below along with the previously […]


Rock / Heavy Metal

Castrator's Brutal 'No Victim' EP is a Perfect Feminist Death Metal Revenge Fantasy

Photo by Jorge Riaño When I first saw the name Castrator, I hoped in my heart of hearts that I'd somehow stumbled across some kind of badass feminist death metal killing machine. How awesome would that be, right? Given death metal's traditional approach towards the concept of feminism (and women in general—that's a whole 'nother thinkpiece […]