Anamorph: 5 Surprising Albums We Love

July 7, 2020 1:44pm

Back in the innocent days of September 2019, Raleigh, North Carolina-based progressive metal group Anamorph released their soaring, kaleidoscopic full-length Lucid. At just under an hour long, the album — which was recorded by renowned […]


Employed to Serve’s Justine Jones: 5 Surprising Albums I Love

March 31, 2020 2:08pm

Hailing from the U.K., post-hardcore up-and-comers Employed to Serve announced their arrival onto the international scene with their breakthrough third album, Eternal Forward Motion, released last year. Packed with blistering mosh-starters, such as the standout single […]


Jinjer’s Tatiana Shmailyuk: 5 Surprising Songs I Love

March 5, 2020 2:32pm

Jinjer — Ukraine’s leading progenitors of djent- and R&B-inflected metalcore — never seem to leave the road, and they’re doing everything they can to keep their schedule book jam-packed since the release of their 2019 […]


Cane Hill’s Elijah Witt: 5 Surprising Albums I Love

February 3, 2020 2:38pm

On their mostly acoustic album, Kill the Sun, released in January 2019, New Orleans ragers Cane Hill embraced what they have collectively called their “weirder and mellower side.” Think of it as their Jar of Flies. Considering his band’s sonic and emotional […]

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Victorius’ Dirk Scharsich: 5 Surprising Songs I Love

January 23, 2020 3:24pm

Victorius may be that rare band that can rightfully claim to be the leaders of a genre of one. That genre? German ninja power metal. The stealth-fighting, fast-shredding quintet recently dropped their latest album, Space […]