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On their 12th full-length album, Norway’s favorite spacey black metallers bring plenty of strange pagan flavor to eight tracks of mid-paced dissonance, with electronic thumpings and eerie flute sections scattered throughout the howling guitars and snarled vocals. Unfortunately, every song ends up sounding too similar, even as the band breaks, as always, from black metal’s […]
Napalm Death found a perfect medium, their shredded, scrawled skeleton of a logo standing as a symbol of all things insane, repulsive, and enraged.
Hey, Skid Row, man, it’s Chris, how are you? What? Oh, I’m fine, thanks. Nah, no, I’ve really been a stranger lately.
Raised Irish Catholic, I was from an early age enamored with the grandiose power of old Christian art. But my Catholic upbringing has also instilled in me is a love for freaky, hardcore sex.
In the anime film Paprika, a man’s dreams are invaded by a parade of moving inanimate objects, toys, and cartoon characters. This stampede of nonsense causes him to jump out of a window. The concept isn’t entirely new—H.P. Lovecraft always had people defenestrate themselves rather than facing the horrors of their minds—but it’s rare that […]
An idea exists that metalheads don’t like to read, that we’re too busy pounding brewskis and sacrificing housecats to Satan to enjoy a good book, or that our stimuli-raped brains can’t take in media more intelligent than Robocop.
Chris “Weird Biker” Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. 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 freelance writer for Revolver and generally comes off as a good-natured […]
The metal Christmas thing has always felt a little forced. Sure, at heart the holiday is really just a mass of old pagan traditions shaped by the church and Coca-Cola into a family-friendly cheer-fest, but draping a bunch of holly garlands on some skulls and spikes rarely makes it much better. However, if there’s band […]
The latest release by Austrian Death Machine, the Schwarzenegger-themed death-metal side project of As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis, is their first festive release since 2008’s A Very Brutal Christmas EP, Jingle All the Way takes the joke one step further, with each of its three tracks taking on an aspect of Ahh-nold’s 1996 holiday […]
Chris Krovatin is the author of two young adult novels, Heavy Metal & You and Venomous. 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 a good-natured pain in everyone’s collective ass. […]