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New Music Out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

New Music Out Today, Vote for the Record of the Week

This week sees new shit from Adrenaline Mob, Cynic, Suicide Silence, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you’re snagging a copy of and which record should be the Album of the Week. Pick your favorite and feel free to vote as many times as […]

Review: Cynic — Kindly Bent to Free Us

Review: Cynic — Kindly Bent to Free Us

Cynic’s amazing 1993 debut, Focus, blasted menacing death metal through an odd prog-jazz universe, but it also showed a flair for the melodic. On their latest album, Cynic still revel in virtuosic performances, like the weird staccato patterns and fusion interplay on the title track, which sometimes recall King Crimson. But the focus usually isn’t […]

Exclusive: Cynic Premiere Lyric Video for New Song, “Kindly Bent to Free Us”

Exclusive: Cynic Premiere Lyric Video for New Song, “Kindly Bent to Free Us”

Their new album of the same name hits stores February 14 via Season of Mist!

Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Leading up to the end of the year, Revolver has asked some of our favorite artists to pick their Top Albums of 2012 and tell us why each record rules. Here, Jeremy Wagner (pictured left), guitarist of the death-metal band Broken Hope, selects his faves.         5. Fear Factory, The Industrialist “Dino […]

Review: Cynic — Carbon-Based Anatomy

Review: Cynic — Carbon-Based Anatomy

It’s respectable to try something new in an established field. To do otherwise is to defer to comfort, and there’s nothing bold about that. Which is why it’s impossible to hate Miami prog-death metallers Cynic. With both their vocoder-heavy 1993 debut Focus and their spacey 2008 comeback record Traced in Air, Cynic have stretched the […]

Review: Obscura – Omnivium

Review: Obscura – Omnivium

Perhaps no subgenre of metal varies in quality as much as technical death metal. For every beautifully composed and tastefully written display of savage art, there are four releases of self-indulgent guitar noodling. Obscura’s previous release, 2009′s Cosmogenesis, fell much closer to the latter category than the former. On Omnivium, however, Obscura have created an album […]