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The Black Dahlia Murder's Everblack

REVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack

Artist: The Black Dahlia Murder Album: Everblack Genre: Death metal Label: Metal Blade Records As far as extreme metal bands that have broken into the mainstream go, the list is rather short, especially if you’re looking for death metal bands specifically. Considering the band’s label and history, The Black Dahlia Murder have had pretty remarkable […]

Construct by Dark Tranquillity

REVIEW: Dark Tranquillity – Construct

Artist: Dark Tranquillity Album: Construct Genre: Melodic death metal Label: Century Media Reviewing albums by legendary metal titans always seems a bit daunting to me, especially when they’re longtime favorites of mine. This time around it’s Dark Tranquillity‘s new album Construct, being released via Century Media as a follow-up to their solid 2010 album We […]

True Widow

True Widow Release Track List, Artwork For ‘Circumambulation’

Texas-based outfit True Widow announced today a litany of information about the band’s upcoming release on Relapse Records, Circumambulation, which is the band’s first release for Relapse and a follow-up to As High As the Highest Heavens and From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth (released in 2011 on Kemado Records). Circumambulation will […]


UTG INTERVIEW: Disasterpeace

Rich Vreeland, aka Disasterpeace, is a man of many talents and even more interests, though his bio might lead you to believe he really is only “an award winning freelance composer / sound designer based in Berkeley, CA, with a focus in producing and directing dynamic sound treatments for games.” Having released a number of […]

Bad Rabbits Can't Fool Me

STREAM: Bad Rabbits – “Can’t Fool Me”

The Bad Rabbits are at it again. Less than a week before American Love drops (preorder it), Boston’s Bad Rabbits have released another single for fans to enjoy. “Can’t fool Me” harken’s back to the style of the Stick Up Kids EP from a few years back (more so than the other recent singles, that […]


MASHUP ALERT: Daft Punk x Justin Timberlake

Two of the hottest singles going right now, Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie” and Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky” (feat. Pharrell Williams), have apparently just been asking to be mashed up together, and there’s a number of great renditions out there, but this Daddy K version might possibly blow the rest out of the water. We […]

Jeff Hanneman

Jeff Hanneman Tribute: His Five Best Solo Writing Credits For Slayer

Twenty-two years and eleven studio albums–that’s Jeff Hanneman’s body of work with the almighty Slayer. In that massive body of work, there actually aren’t all that many songs in which Hanneman gets the sole writing credits (being that Slayer are quite good at collaborating and all). The ones in which Hanneman does get the sole […]

For Today

REVIEW: For Today – Prevailer

Band: For Today Album: Prevailer EP Genre: Metalcore Label: Razor & Tie If you’ve been aware of metalcore for more than a couple months you’re likely aware that there’s a large subsect of it aptly called “Christian metalcore” in which bands play pretty regular metalcore, but also happen to sing mostly about their faith. For […]

Shai Hulud

REVIEW: Shai Hulud – Reach Beyond The Sun

Band: Shai Hulud Album: Reach Beyond The Sun Label: Metal Blade Records Genre: Hardcore/Metalcore Just like most other genres of music, hardcore seems to have a few distinctly different schools of thought within it. Two of the more prominent approaches are “hardcore punk” and “metalcore” (in the Converge sense, not the Killswitch Engage sense). Shai […]


REVIEW: Suffocation – Pinnacle Of Bedlam

Band: Suffocation Album: Pinnacle Of Bedlam Label: Nuclear Blast Genre: Technical Death Metal In the pantheon of brutal/technical death metal bands, Suffocation is without a doubt one of the premier acts. Now in their twenty-fifth year as a band, with seven full length albums and a couple EPs under their belt, Suffocation could very easily […]


REVIEW: Hatebreed – The Divinity Of Purpose

Band: Hatebreed Album: The Divinity Of Purpose Label: Razor & Tie Genre: Metalcore “All pit, no shit.” That’s how Jamey Jasta was describing Hatebreed’s upcoming album, The Divinity of Purpose. Many were suspect of just how true this claim was, considering the band’s trajectory over recent albums, but upon the release of “Put It To […]

Holy Grail

REVIEW: Holy Grail – Ride The Void

Band: Holy Grail Album: Ride The Void Label: Prosthetic Records Genre: Pure Fucking Metal It’s been just over two years since Holy Grail released their monolithic debut album Crisis In Utopia, and now the SoCal metal troupe has returned with their second album, Ride The Void. With only one member difference from the last album […]