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Drew Daniel is no stranger to unorthodox musical experiments. His main project with his partner M.C. Schmidt, Matmos, has released some of the most conceptually ambitious experimental music of the…   Read Story »
Locrian placed high in last month’s Black Market with their atmospheric, drone-laden brand of black metal: “Eternal Return,” the first single from their new full-length Return To Annihilation,…   Read Story »
In last month's Black Market, we named the Locrian track "Eternal Return" the second-best new metal song to be released in May. "Eternal Return" is a pretty bold advancement of Locrian's sound, and…   Read Story »
May has been a pretty intense month around here. Memorial Day Weekend brought Maryland Death Fest to Baltimore, and attendance was mandatory for any metalhead who wanted to keep his cred pass.…   Read Story »
Back in May, Chapel Hill, NC's Horseback released one of the year's most rewarding albums, Half Blood, which blends ambient black metal with rootsy Americana to chilling and remarkable results. Their…   Read Story »
Chicago-based avant-garde drone trio Locrian do fine work on their own (check out their excellent 2012 release The Clearing/The Final Epoch), but they're still probably best-known for their…   Read Story »
Chicago's Locrian are probably best known for their collaborations with Horseback and Mammifer, but the now-trio of André Foisy, Terence Hannum, and Steven Hess have released much excellent music on…   Read Story »
"Elevations And Depths" is the 10+ minute track that ends adventurous Chicago blackened noisemakers Locrian's The Crystal World, one of my favorite albums of 2010 (and one of two great records they…   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 »
Appropriately, and by design, the December edition of our Monthly Mix is the iciest. In the comments of the last installment Scott joked about me doing an "all black metal" mix, but as you'll notice…   Read Story »