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Live Report: Weedeater and King Parrot in Denver

Live Report: Weedeater and King Parrot in Denver

Chris Krovatin is the author of multiple young adult novels, including Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions.     Weedeater with King Parrot […]

Interview: Kirk Von Hammett Talks Fear FestEvil

Interview: Kirk Von Hammett Talks Fear FestEvil

It’s always refreshing to find out that some of the biggest names in rock and roll are obsessive nerds. Whether it’s about motorcycles or marine biology, geekish fandom makes us all human at the end of the day. So to discuss the upcoming Kirk Von Hammett Fear FestEvil with the Metallica guitarist himself is a […]

Live Report: Coal Chamber, Filter, Combichrist in Denver

Live Report: Coal Chamber, Filter, Combichrist in Denver

Chris Krovatin is the author of multiple young adult novels, including Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions.     Coal Chamber with Filter, […]

Review: Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire

Review: Alkaloid – The Malkuth Grimoire

Given the combined musical backgrounds of its five members—Necrophagist, Obscura, Noneuclid, and Aborted among others—it’s not surprising that Alkaloid’s approach to death metal is a little unorthodox. But while often bizarre and circuitous, the band’s experimental tendencies generally maintain enough grit and momentum to keep tracks like “Orgonism” and the epic “Funeral for a Continent” […]

Review: Moonspell – Extinct

Review: Moonspell – Extinct

While Extinct features everything fans expect from Portugal’s premiere goth metal merchants—melodic riffs coupled with romantic keyboards, Fernando Ribeiro’s rumbling baritone—Moonspell’s eleventh studio album also showcases the group’s more brutal and experimental tendencies. Tracks like “Breathe (Until We Are No More)” and “Funeral Bloom” smack of Cradle of Filth and Dethklok, while “The Future Is […]

Live Report: 1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Wolvhammer in Denver, CO

Live Report: 1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn, Wolvhammer in Denver, CO

Chris Krovatin is the author of multiple young adult novels, including Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. This column represents his opinions–and probably only his opinions.     1349 with Origin, Abysmal […]

Live Report: Mayhem, Watain, Revenge at Webster Hall in New York City

Live Report: Mayhem, Watain, Revenge at Webster Hall in New York City

Chris Krovatin is the author of multiple young adult novels, including Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He also fronts the New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. This column represents his opinions–and […]

Live Report: High On Fire, Windhand, and Mountain of Wizard in Brooklyn

Live Report: High On Fire, Windhand, and Mountain of Wizard in Brooklyn

Chris Krovatin is the author of multiple young adult novels, including Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He also fronts the New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. This column represents his opinions–and […]

Review: The Crown — Death Is Not Dead

Review: The Crown — Death Is Not Dead

Reunited with their classic Deathrace King lineup after 10 years, Sweden’s The Crown hopes to reclaim its Satanic death-thrash throne. And the band mostly succeeds—tracks like “Headhunter,” “Iblis Bane,” and “Ride to Ruin” channel much of the group’s rollicking battle jacket–clad dark majesty. Parts of the album’s middle leans more towards traditional melodic death metal, […]

Review: Ascension — The Dead of the World

Review: Ascension — The Dead of the World

Meat-and-potatoes atmospheric black metal might sound like an oxymoron, but Germany’s Ascension pull it off perfectly. With disharmonious guitar leads and whirlwind blast beats, the band creates a sense of the grandiose and apocalyptic that will satisfy fans of Marduk and Belphegor who are looking for something to scratch their basic itch. While not necessarily […]