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Live Report: Electric Wizard in Denver

Live Report: Electric Wizard 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.     Electric Wizard with Satan’s […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

Live Report: King Diamond at The Paramount in Denver, Colorado

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: Septicflesh — Titan

Review: Septicflesh — Titan

It’s been six years since Greece’s Septicflesh reinvigorated their sound with the epic Communion, and not much has changed. On Titan, one finds the same mixture of cinematic orchestrals, layered growls, and pneumatic drums. What’s lacking at times is cohesion—often, Septicflesh’s polished, overproduced sound feels haphazard and directionless. Still, tracks like “Order of Dracul” and […]

Review: October File — The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair…

Review: October File — The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair…

In 2014, it’s hard to find many bands championing industrial metal, but October File are defending the faith. On their verbosely titled seventh album (which also includes the subtitle: An Introspective of Human Condition), the British post-punks go full bore, creating a driving, mechanized assault of fuzzy guitars and scathing emotional lyrics. At times, the […]

Review: Misery Index — The Killing Gods

Review: Misery Index — The Killing Gods

On their fifth full-length album, Baltimore’s premiere death-metal crew display symptoms of progression, the nonstop assault of their previous efforts replaced with moments of atmosphere and melancholy. Sure, tracks like “Gallows Humor” and “Sentinels” bring the relentless pounding metalheads expect from Jason Netherton & Co., but the first five tracks—each, one movement of a single […]