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Near the beginning of October, the great prog-sludge act Giant Squid announced that they were terminating their 12-plus-year career with an indefinite hiatus. Though Giant Squid is hardly a household name, they enjoyed a rabid cult following during much of their run, and many folks — myself included — considered them one of the brightest… More »

At the beginning of August, I drove eight or so hours — solo — from my home in Brooklyn to Toronto, Ontario to see At The Gates: a Swedish death metal band whose most recent LP, the all-time classic (and one of my favorite records ever) Slaughter Of The Soul, will turn 20 next year. More »

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Grave – “Venial Sin” (Stereogum Premiere)

Grave may as well be eternal at this point. 29 years into a career playing Swedish fucking death metal, they're either undead or just unkillable,…
Aaron Lariviere | August 14, 2013 - 12:01 pm