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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 […]

Live Report: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate in New York City

Live Report: Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate in New York City

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 […]

Live Report: Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, and Noisem in New York City

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: Pyrrhon — The Mother of Virtues

Review: Pyrrhon — The Mother of Virtues

Forget brutality–Pyrrhon deal in ugliness. On their second album, the Brooklyn quartet bioengineers a hybrid of death metal, grindcore, and noise that channels The Dillinger Escape Plan, Cobalt, and even early God Forbid. Seasick guitar leads dance dizzingly around patches of crushing, steady riffage, accompanied by frenetic drumming and vomited vocals that range from malevolent […]

Final Six: Slayer at the Golden Gods Edition

Final Six: Slayer at the Golden Gods Edition

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: Exmortus — Slave to the Sword

Review: Exmortus — Slave to the Sword

Make no mistake–Exmortus are here to flex nuts. Sporting an impressive blend of thundering melo-death and acrobatic power metal, the Cali quartet have created the kind of album you want to hear pouring from the windows of a van with a Viking fighting a demon in space painted on it. The resulting guitar wheedlies and […]