This is the final Haunting The Chapel. In case you missed my earlier tweet, I accepted a position at Pitchfork, where I'll be returning as an Editor on Monday, 8/1. "Returning," because I worked…   Read Story »
Landmine Marathon's fourth album Gallows finds the Bolt Thrower-nodding Phoenix, Arizona death-grind quintet finally capturing the energy that's made Grace Perry & Co's live shows some of the…   Read Story »
Swedish progressive metal stalwarts Opeth's 10th album Heritage -- which follows 2008's Watershed and 2005's Ghost Reveries -- is their strangest, most genre-melding to date. For starters it includes…   Read Story »
Castevet's Mounds Of Ash was one of 2010's best metal releases. The NYC trio's blend of muscular black metal, hardcore punk, progressive post-rock, compositional implosions, and a "fuck you" attitude…   Read Story »
"Momentary Senses" arrives toward the middle of Flourishing's discordant, dark, unexpectedly catchy debut LP, The Sum Of All Fossils. (The eight-song collection follows 2010's A Momentary Sense Of…   Read Story »
People keep talking about "songs of the summer" that don't sound like the songs of any summer I'm having, so figured, for starters, I'd nominate "Waste Not Want Not," a blazer from Futur Skullz. It's…   Read Story »
Norwegian noise-rock instigators Årabrot's Bataille-referencing fifth album Solar Anus follows last year's Bible and porn-influenced Revenge. Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Kjetil Nernes expounds…   Read Story »
The Atlas Moth was one of the first bands I covered in Haunting The Chapel -- via an interview with guitarist/vocalist Stavros Giannopolous (ex-Twilight). His Chicago crew deftly molds three guitars,…   Read Story »
Veteran Finnish quintet Unkind play crusty, guitar-sliding d-beat punk that should interest fans of Discharge, Tragedy, and Disfear as well as folks into the dark atmospherics mastered by Amebix and…   Read Story »
Tombs' Path Of Totality topped my list of the Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far. I was curious what sort of personal soundtrack went into that muscular, violent, surprisingly delicate and detailed…   Read Story »