Liturgy: Transcending Black Metal

Liturgy: Transcending Black Metal
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Hunter Hunt-Hendrix may be the most hated man in metal at the moment. His essay Transcendental Black Metal has become the subject of much derision. However, Aesthethica, the second album from Hunt-Hendrix’s band Liturgy, has garnered just as many positive reviews from metal outsiders as it has negative reviews from the kvltest of the kvlt. I spoke with Hunt-Hendrix about the new album and how he’s dealing with all of the attention Liturgy has been receiving. … read more

CLC Band: The Mooks

CLC Band: The Mooks
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Pop punk has always been a home for young, loud, snotty weirdos who don’t mind their rebel music being filtered through The Beach Boys, bubblegum, comic books and shitty horror movies. The Mooks have been doing their part to keep pop punk alive in Utah since 2008, and at Craft Lake City, they’ll unleash their firestorm of cuteness upon the masses. … read more

Reviews: Transplants – In a Warzone

Reviews: Transplants – In a Warzone
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After breaking up in 2005, shortly after the release of their second album Haunted Cities (I would’ve broken up after that album too…), this rap/punk supergroup has returned with a fun (if kinda dumb) new album.  … read more

Reviews: The Bronx – IV

Reviews: The Bronx – IV
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After releasing two albums as their mariachi alter ego, these L.A. rockers have returned with a bit less snarl, but still plenty of swagger.  … read more

Reviews: Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big

Reviews: Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big
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Masters of melancholy adorableness, Lemuria’s third LP sounds as though it could be a long-lost relic of early ‘90s indie rock—and that’s a good thing.  … read more

Reviews: Baroness – Live at Maida Vale

Reviews: Baroness – Live at Maida Vale
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Collecting four tracks recorded live from Baroness’ 2012 album Yellow & Green, Live at Maida Vale showcases the band embracing their expansion beyond their sludgy origins. … read more

Reviews: Deafheaven – Sunbather

Reviews: Deafheaven – Sunbather
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Beyond words and beyond genres, Sunbather is a transcendent collection of music that simultaneously channels a wide spectrum of emotion. … read more

Reviews: Hot Water Music – Live in Chicago

Reviews: Hot Water Music – Live in Chicago
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Hot Water Music = Small Brown Bike + Avail + Polar Bear Club
Recorded live over two nights shortly after these raspy-voiced rapscallions reunited following a two-year hiatus, Live in Chicago is an amazing document for hardcore HWM fans.  … read more

Review: Torche – Restarter
Review: Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy

Review: Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy
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Titus Andronicus = Desaparecidos + Fucked Up + Andrew Jackson Jihad … read more