Review: Myrkur – Self-Titled

Review: Myrkur – Self-Titled
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Myrkur—Icelandic for “darkness”—is making waves in the black metal community. All we know of this mysterious act is that a single Danish woman has created a gorgeous atmospheric black metal album, which is apparently controversial, because what would black metal be without its constant bitching about authenticity spiced with a little misogyny? … read more

Review: Beaten to Death – Dødsfest!

Review: Beaten to Death – Dødsfest!
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There is something significantly and singularly charming about the low-fi melodies Beaten To Death employs alongside genre staples like pig squeals, demon growls and face-blasting double bass.  … read more

Killswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage
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On the first official day of summer, legendary Killswitch Engage and tour mates Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance set The Great Saltair ablaze with ferocious metal awesomeness.  … read more

Review: Dethklok – Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem

Review: Dethklok – Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem
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Listen up for cameos by Jack Black, Malcom McDowell, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, and Mark Hamill. This isn’t a death metal album, but if you have enough humor to enjoy the show, the album is worth it. It’s extremely well written, and epic as all hell. … read more

Review: East of the Wall – Redaction Artifacts

Review: East of the Wall – Redaction Artifacts
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This album is one big derivative showcase: I hear a shit-ton of Opeth, Tommy Giles, Mastodon and The Ocean among others, so there’s an element of comfortable familiarity when I listen, but that familiarity is at the expense of any originality the band might be capable of. … read more

Lamb of God, Decapitated, The Stranger Beside Me at In The Venue 05.23

Lamb of God, Decapitated, The Stranger Beside Me at In...
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Thursday, May 23rd 2013, legendary metal band Lamb of God returned to Salt Lake City with Polish death metal wizards Decapitated and local rising stars The Stranger Beside Me.  … read more

Crucialfest 6 @ Art Garden, Metro Bar, Urban Lounge

Crucialfest 6 @ Art Garden, Metro Bar, Urban Lounge
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Crucialfest 6 has kicked the door down and face-melted its way into the summer sunshine, bringing its biggest lineup ever and extending to four days over three venues, including the Art Garden and Metro Bar, and Urban Lounge for the evening acts. … read more

Local Review: A Lily Gray – Waiting Room

Local Review: A Lily Gray – Waiting Room
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Polished, local alt-rock group A Lily Gray returns with another teaser of an EP that will get you salivating for a full album from this quintet. … read more

Review: Psalm Zero – Force My Hand

Review: Psalm Zero – Force My Hand
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It’s tough to rate the band on this debut single, because one of the two songs is a cover of Today Is The Day’s “Willpower,” which they transformed from its distorted, noise-metal roots into a gothic dirge with what the band calls “medieval vocal harmonies.” … read more

Coheed and Cambria, Between The Buried And Me, Russian Circles @ Saltair 02.15

Coheed and Cambria, Between The Buried And Me, Russian Circles...
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Friday, Feb. 15, Coheed and Cambria’s tour stopped at Saltair with supporting acts Between the Buried and Me and Russian Circles. … read more