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Since 2008 I've put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year's band breakups. It's a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side. Sometimes it takes a decade or more of inactivity for a…   Read Story »
In our May Premature Evaluation of Deafheaven's Sunbather, I compared the album to Agalloch's 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit. In my opinion, Marrow is the best metal album of the millennium (so far),…   Read Story »
On Sunday night Nothing Was The Same leaked, so there's some likelihood that in the midst of a listening frenzy, you missed some of the best music of the week. Or, maybe you eschewed the entire NWTS…   Read Story »
Brooklyn's Castevet should tour with Gorguts -- there are some neat parallels to the two bands this year that would make for an engaging narrative. Both bands returned in 2013 after relatively…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Brooklyn's Castevet released their incredible debut album, Mounds Of Ash, in May 2010. Had it come out eight months or so later, the band surely would have been included in several of the many think…   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 »
Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever before. Ditto the Top 20. It was such a good year that I went overboard and…   Read Story »
There's something mentally purifying about New York City trio Castevet's muscular, aggressive blend of progressive black metal, genre-stretching/time-shifting hardcore, ink-dark ambiance, and raw,…   Read Story »
On 8/1 Haunting The Chapel is presentng a show at the Studio @ Webster Hall in collaboration with Fred/BBG from BrooklynVegan. (You know, the guy who does their metal writing.) We organized a…   Read Story »