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GosT Blends Metal With Moroder and Horror Movies on ‘Maleficarum’

Not to be confused with skeleton mask-wearing Swedish metal band Ghost, skeleton mask-wearing American solo project GosT specializes in bridging extreme metal with the more…
Adrien Begrand / August 10, 2016

How Good Is That Temple of the Dog Album, Actually?

For a brief spell yesterday morning, social media was in a state of excitement over a band we hadn't really heard from in a quarter-century:…
Adrien Begrand / July 21, 2016

Review: Gojira Deserve to Take Experimental Riffage Mainstream on ‘Magma’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 17, 2016Label: RoadrunnerIn 1988, Canadian band Voivod pulled off one of the most stunning musical transformations in heavy-metal…
Adrien Begrand / June 16, 2016

Review: Twin Peaks Mature Like Billion-Dollar Babies on ‘Down in Heaven’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: May 13, 2016Label: Grand JuryAs rewarding as it is to discover young artists that bring fresh ideas to new…
Adrien Begrand / May 19, 2016

Review: Jessy Lanza Does Retro-Futurism Proud on ‘Oh No’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: May 13, 2016Label: HyperdubThrough a creative partnership with Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, the Hamilton, Ontario-based Jessy Lanza quietly…
Adrien Begrand / May 9, 2016

Review: The Black Queen Are the Brutalist Jam and Lewis on ‘Fever Daydream’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: January 29, 2016Label: BLACK QUEENIf you’ve ever considered the Dillinger Escape Plan’s recent output and wondered whatever happened to…
Adrien Begrand / January 29, 2016

Review: Girl Band Abrade and Explode on First Full-Length ‘Holding Hands With Jamie’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: September 25, 2015Label: Rough TradeAfter signing with Rough Trade, Dublin foursome Girl Band could have coasted complacently on their…
Adrien Begrand / September 28, 2015