Hypernova: Through The Chaos

One of the forerunners of the ‘Iranian rock movement,’ it feels good to say that Hypernova is deserving of their coverage, not just because of their struggle in getting the eff out of Iran after President Ahma...

Gallhammer: Gloomy Lights

For a band that only formed in 2003, before any of the members had even learned to play their instruments, you have to give Japanese, all-girl, black metal trio, Gallhammer, credit for the brutal efficiency in ...
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TSI: Hands Off My Rock ‘N’ Roll

Not many bands do the “rock ‘n’ roll” thing anymore. Countless subgenres like hard rock, pop rock, prog, blues rock, rock metal or, the less popular, rock lobster make the blanket term appear to be the exclusiv...
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Tinariwen: Tuareg Nomad Rebel Blues

Formed in 1979, Tinariwen did not record their first album until 2001. Having faced incredible hardship all their lives, the core of the eight-piece group stayed together playing as often as they could, even th...

Overkill: Ironbound

This is Overkill, they are still great. What did you expect? Every decade or so Overkill return to their NYC thrash roots, and there is much rejoicing. Most of their peers didn’t last even a quarter of the t...

Daughters: Daughters

With this eponymous fourth studio recording from Providence, RI,-based Daughters, the band has proved to any doubters that you can, in fact, produce an eight-song record, nearly 30 minutes in length, comprised ...
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DevilDriver: Evil x4

The hardest working acts in metal do not know how to take time off. Always working, always rocking, the guys from DevilDriver still are not satisfied after years of steadily gaining success. Amid a rigorous tou...

Karnivool: Sound Awake

If there is one modern progressive rock band has a real chance to break into the mainstream, it’s Australia’s Karnivool. One of the most popular rock acts in their native country, the band has only recently beg...