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Metal Monday Volume 114 (3.18.13)

Metal Monday Volume 114 (3.18.13)

Thankfully there are still bands around that refuse to be defined by any one genre. On Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones), Intronaut proves that they are defiantly one of those bands. Despite mixing genres effortlessly with some metal here, classic rock there, jazz over there, and a little prog for good measure here, Intronaut’s music never sees the band being anything if not consistent. Opening with “Killing Birds With Stones” and a killer riff that menaces immediately Intronaut quickly [...]

Filter, “We Hate It When You Get What You Want”: The Singles Bar Review

Filter, “We Hate It When You Get What You Want”: The Singles Bar Review

Easily one of my most anticipated 2013 releases, Filter blasts back after an almost three year absence with a song that brings the heavy and surprisingly, the electronic aspects of the band back to the forefront. On “We Hate It When You Get What You Want”, there’s a synthetic thump to ease listeners back in until the guitars just explode along with Richard Patrick’s raspy howl bellowing yet another brilliant chorus. If this is any indication of what the rest [...]

Raine Maida: The Popblerd Interview!

Raine Maida: The Popblerd Interview!

Raine Maida is back with his sophomore solo release, We All Get Lighter, slated for release on March 26th and recently chatted with Popblerd via phone about what fans can expect from the upcoming record. Seeing that We All Get Lighter is significantly different in tone than Pachamama’s I & II, how are the two EP’s and album all tied together if at all? The EP’s are just kind of fun. It was just stuff that I was doing whenever  [...]

David Bowie, The Next Day: The Spin Cycle Review

David Bowie, The Next Day: The Spin Cycle Review

When David Bowie released his previous album, Reality: Senator John Kerry was challenging incumbent George W. Bush for the presidency; Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube didn’t exist; The war in Iraq was but six months old; Michael Jackson was alive; So were Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein; TV broadcast signals were transmitted through the airwaves; Eminem won an Oscar for 8 Mile. It seems like a long time ago in a pop culture far, far away. And in some senses, [...]

Clutch, Earth Rocker: The Spin Cycle Review

Clutch, Earth Rocker: The Spin Cycle Review

Calling Clutch’s latest album, Earth Rocker, the best album of their career and hands down the best rawk record of 2013 would at first seem to be a disservice to their peers in the genre who have yet to release albums this year. Then again when it comes to Clutch, genres are a moot point as the sounds this band creates is unparallelled. Take the first track “Earth Rocker” for what it is: a tease. Yeah, it’s great. It’s grandiose. [...]

Metal Monday Volume 113 (3.11.13)

Metal Monday Volume 113 (3.11.13)

In a nutshell, Zozobra is Caleb Scofield unchained, uninhibited, and totally un-fucking-believable. In its third incarnation, Scofield strips Zozobra down to its brutal roots and recruits some old friends to round out the line up. The “old friends” in question are Scofield’s Cave In bandmates JR Connors on drums and Adam McGrath on guitars and screamaging making Zozobra v.3 all too familiar in some spots while still treading new heavy ground in others. If you were expecting Bird Of Prey [...]

The Singles Bar: Iggy and The Stooges, “Burn”

The Singles Bar: Iggy and The Stooges, “Burn”

After pummeling record buyers with three albums between 1969-1973, The Stooges quickly dissolved yet left a remarkable legacy as one of the most influential bands of the era. While Iggy went on to a successful solo career, the concept of a full on Stooges reunion seemed pretty implausible, especially in light of original bassist Dave Alexander’s death in 1975. Suddenly, The Stooges reemerged in 2003, with the legendary Mike Watt taking over bass duties. Following a series of well received [...]