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  • 4 years ago

    Tonight's heavy metal throwdown is the real deal: early-'80s style, where frilly guitar shredding and operatic vocal bombast un-ironically rule the roost. L.A.'s Holy Grail do a modernized take (think Dragonforce) on Iron Maiden-esque power metal....

  • 4 years ago

    Low have been, um, laying low for the last few years, yet their presence abounds. Since 2007's Drums & Guns, the band has seen several tunes appear in TV shows and movies, they've had two(!) songs covered by Robert Plant ("Silver Rider" got a Gram...

  • 4 years ago

    Celebration's recently self-released album, Holy Paradise, is a fantastic record that displays a big growth spurt. The vinyl-only (pay-what-you-will for digital) disc blends their tribal high-brow goth rock with more overt pop turns. Lead vocalist...

  • 4 years ago

    Brooklyn metal represents tonight at the Studio with Hull, a bruising quartet that blends the atmospherics and thunder of Neurosis, the prog-leaning attack of Mastodon, and the melodic group shout-sing of Torche. Batillus are a stellar newer doom ...

  • 4 years ago

    Tech-metal nerds, grab your helmet, goggles, and drool cups and dive into the hyper-math rumble that is Relapse Records' instrumental trio Dysrhythmia. Quoting equally from the proggy tomes of Mahavishnu Orchestra and King Crimson, the underground...

  • 4 years ago

    After their long absence, GY!BE's untarnished legacy of post-rock/classical minimalism has spawned hordes of imitators and arguably countless new micro-genres. Just follow the band's family tree--Silver Mt. Zion, Fly Pan Am--and/or the many who ci...