Tag Archives: CD Reviews

Metal Monday Volume 88 (9.17.12)

Metal Monday Volume 88 (9.17.12)

Devin Townsend definitely got the name right when brainstorming for his latest because “epic” and “loud” are definitely the best words to describe Epicloud. Yes, the hardest working man in metal and hard rock is back followi…

Metal Monday Volume 86 (9.3.12)

Meshuggah better watch their collective backs because a whole new breed of technical metal is out to get them. The latest djent worshipers to spring up is the UK’s Monuments with their Century Media debut, Gnosis. Labelmates Stealing Axion (R…

Metal Monday Volume 85 (8.27.12)

Metal Monday Volume 85 (8.27.12)

With Meshuggah coming up short on their latest outing, a new breed has come to capture the throne. Two of those bands, Stealing Axion and Monuments (More on them later), happen to be labelmates residing on Century Media. If you like your metal long…

Spin Cycle: I Was Totally Destroying It Vexations

Spin Cycle: I Was Totally Destroying It Vexations

After listening to The Dark Tower-inspired Vexations by Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s I Was Totally Destroying It , I really wished I had read the Stephen King novels so I could enjoy this album even more than I already do. Don’t worry, …

Spin Cycle: Joss Stone, <i>The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2</i>

Spin Cycle: Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2

A decade or so ago, Joss Stone was a novelty of sorts. A young British woman with a deep knowledge of classic soul, she debuted with an album of somewhat obscure ’60s and ’70s R&B covers, recorded with the assistance and blessing of…

Metal Monday Volume 84 (8.20.12)

Metal Monday Volume 84 (8.20.12)

If there is such a thing as 21st Century Nu-Metal then Sunflower Dead would have the market cornered. Definitely not a retread of the notorious genre by any means, Sunflower Dead take the best elements from nu-metal and add more groove and touches o…

Metal Monday Volume 83 (8.13.12)

Metal Monday Volume 83 (8.13.12)

I doubt there will be a more earnest and real metal album in 2012 than the one Texas Hippie Coalition is about to release. Peacemaker is the beasts name and rocking hard is its’ game. Consisting of memorable hooks, hard riffs and enough heart …