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Review: Skeletonwitch — Serpents Unleashed

Review: Skeletonwitch — Serpents Unleashed

Calling the album a return to form does Skeletonwitch injustice, but the blackened thrashers definately sound rein quintet definitely sounds reinvigorated here. Long gone are the production woes of 2009’s Breathing Fire (thank you, Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, who produced Serpents) leaving the band sounding ever more vicious. Battle hymns like “From A Cloudless Sky,” […]

Review: Chimaira – Crown of Phantoms

Review: Chimaira – Crown of Phantoms

Sporting a new lineup that includes much of Atlanta chuggers Dååth, Chimaira have returned with a seventh full-length—to mixed results. While Crown of Phantoms features much of the band’s signature stomp-and-strangle aggression, and some especially scathing lyrics from frontman Mark Hunter, the loss of former guitarist Rob Arnold (to Six Feet Under, no less) is […]

Review: All Pigs Must Die – Nothing Violates This Nature

Review: All Pigs Must Die – Nothing Violates This Nature

With the highly-anticipated successor to 2011’s incendiary God Is War, All Pigs Must Die (featuring member of Converge and The Hope Conspiracy) have somehow gone even more for the throat, barreling into their second album of crushing blackened thrash with every gun blazing. At times, this straightforward approach, along with a smoother production sound, strips […]

Final Six: Tom versus Tom!

Final Six: Tom versus Tom!

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

“Jeff Hanneman Arrives in Metal Heaven” by Contributing Writer Chris Krovatin

Read the novelist and metal musician’s tribute to the fallen Slayer guitarist

Live Report: The Metal Alliance Tour, with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, in New York City

Live Report: The Metal Alliance Tour, with Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, and Holy Grail, in New York City

Contributing writer Chris Krovatin checks out the Metal Alliance tour on 4/20 and lives to tell the tale!

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Villains

Final Six: The Six Most/Least Metal Villains

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Final Six: The Six Best Breakdowns/Speed-Ups

Final Six: The Six Best Breakdowns/Speed-Ups

Chris Krovatin is the author of three young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and Gravediggers: Mountain of Bones. He is currently working on multiple new writing projects, as well as new material with his local New York metal band Flaming Tusk. He is a contributing writer for Revolver and generally comes off as […]

Review: Kvelertak – Meir

Review: Kvelertak – Meir

A couple of years ago, Revolver reviewed the self-titled debut by Norway’s Kvelertak for this website and gave it a rather average rating; our feeling was that the album’s brand of muscle rock-cum-black metal was overhyped and needed discipline. Over time, though, the rambunctious tone of the record grew on us, leaving us, like many, […]

Review: Devourment – Conceived in Sewage

Review: Devourment – Conceived in Sewage

On their fourth full-length and Relapse Records debut, Dallas regurgitators Devourment do entirely what you expect them to, pumping out nine tracks of “slam,” the chuggy, breakdown-choked death-metal subgenre they’ve helped spearhead. While spirited in their performance, this brutal quartet lack the dynamism and versatility of label-mates Dying Fetus, resulting in a relatively entertaining record […]