Järtecken by ORO

Järtecken by ORO

Nov 19th, 2015 Song of the Week

Thanks so much to my follower, Robin Johansson, for turning me onto this Swedish post-metal band, ORO. When I first heard the latest EP “Järtecken” by ORO, it reinforced my love for the artistry that lies behind post-metal. The term “post-metal” arrived with the birth of Neurosis and Isis in an attempt to define bands who embrace both heavy metal and shoegazey post rock into their musical compositions….

"The Life in Pink" by Pigs

“The Life in Pink” by Pigs

Nov 11th, 2015 Song of the Week

Brooklyn noise rockers, Pigs, are back with their second full-length album called Wronger and it couldn’t sound any more right.   Pigs is made up of Dave Curran (Unsane), Jim Paradise (Player’s Club, Freshkills, Hellno), and Andrew Schneider (produced Cave In, Converge and many others). My Song of the Week goes out to these badasses who pushed out their first single from Wronger and nailed it. Check out…

"Waste" by SOFY MAJOR

“Waste” by SOFY MAJOR

Nov 1st, 2015 Song of the Week

French noise devils, SOFY MAJOR, are back with their third full-length album, Waste. The album being nothing short of kicking ass and taking names, my Song of the Week goes out to these dudes and their first single called “Waste”. In a metal world where overly clean production can be a buzzkill at times, I find solace in raw, high-octane rock & roll. Thank you, SOFY MAJOR, for…

"Discard Your Fear" by Riverside

“Discard Your Fear” by Riverside

Oct 23rd, 2015 Song of the Week

Riverside, Polish progressive rock act, has returned with their sixth full-length album called Love, Fear and The Time Machine. I’ll be reviewing the album on my Youtube channel a little later this year but here is my Song of the Week. “Discard Your Fear” is the moodiest track on their latest and it’s very reminiscent of their earlier work from Rapid Eye Movement. Riverside Website | Facebook…

"Embers of Oblivion" by Embers of Oblivion

“Embers of Oblivion” by Embers of Oblivion

Sep 25th, 2015 Song of the Week

How do you guys feel about melodic death metal? It’s pretty much non-stop insanity from start to finish, whether it’s from the death vocals drowning out your ear drums or the killer guitar riffs turning your insides into puree…elegantly, of course. Bands like At The Gates and Dark Tranquility come to mind. But now there’s new band on the horizon that goes by the name…

“For a Second… I Couldn’t See a Thing” by Stories

Sep 12th, 2015 Song of the Week

Oh metalcore, you. A genre that has always been a victim of my pickiness. There are only a few good men when it comes to this genre in my opinion and they are: Converge, The Chariot, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Underoath. But I may have to append that list after listening to Stories’ August 2015 debut LP, The Youth To Become. These Australian lads managed…

#SongOfTheWeek The Ocean - Abyssopelagic II: Signals of Anxiety

“Abyssopelagic II: Signals of Anxiety” by The Ocean

Aug 4th, 2015 Song of the Week

Pelagial was the first album I listened to by The Ocean and being the emotional masterpiece that it is, it’s an album that I can’t help but return to time and time again. These Berlin metalheads have been consistently keeping up their fine reputation for being a solid progressive metal band by continuously creating albums that are centered around intriguing concepts. Having worked my way…

"Old Friends/New War" by Refused

“Old Friends/New War” by Refused

Jul 9th, 2015 Song of the Week

When I first came across Refused, they had already called it quits in 1998 and their album The Shape of Punk to Come had become a cult classic after the fact. Which was rightfully so. That album in particular aided in a devastating delayed reaction and realization that Refused was way ahead of their time… Too bad though. Refused was fucking dead during that moment…

“The Worm Ouroboros” by Black Pyramid

“The Worm Ouroboros” by Black Pyramid

Jun 26th, 2015 Song of the Week

Metal rooted in blues is one of the main reasons why I’m such a sucker for all things sludge. And when Black Pyramid released their debut full-length back in 2009, I was instantly drowned in its heavy riffage. The entire album is a blissful journey towards a psychedelic sunset… while being dragged face-down through the mud, of course. But if I had to choose just…