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Cryptosis—Bionic Swarm (Century Media)

On Bionic Swarm, Cryptosis sounds like what you would imagine a killer prog metal band to sound like out of Bladerunner’s universe. The Dutch trio’s (formerly known as Distillator) debut album under the new moniker is equal parts futuristic, brooding, and most importantly, human. Bionic

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Enforced—Kill Grid (Century Media)

One of the great things about a new band putting out a great debut album is the anticipation for the follow up—hoping that the people involved can put lightning in a bottle a second time and deliver something just as good, if not better, than

Sleepsculptor—Entry: Dispersal

by Tom Springer While a spinoff of the metalcore genre itself, mathcore is filled with its own sub genres, spinoffs, and variations. On one end you have the slightly more accessible bands that pull more from emo, metalcore, and even alt rock and on the

The Callous Daoboys—Die on Mars

by Tom Springer It’s not every day that a band like the Callous Daoboys or an album like Die On Mars comes around. An album that leaves you utterly speechless at the end, in shock and awe over what you just experienced. Once it actually

Sharptooth—Transitional Forms

By Tom Springer Out to prove exactly why they deserve that 100K a show, metalcore money, Sharptooth have dropped their latest release Transitional Forms for us to digest. The album brings something different to the table than just straightforward metalcore with often tongue in cheek

Mark Morton—Anesthetic

by Ken Jobe As guitarist and co-founder of groove metal icons Lamb of God, Mark Morton has proven himself several times over as a prolific songwriter and lyricist of some of the best songs to come out of the genre. With the release of his

Mark Morton—Anesthetic

by Ken Jobe As guitarist and co-founder of groove metal icons Lamb of God, Mark Morton has proven himself several times over as a prolific songwriter and lyricist of some of the best songs to come out of the genre. With the release of his

Episode 203: Traveling

Head out on the highway and hit the open road as Jeff and Jobe discuss songs about traveling—planes, trains, automobiles, and more. Jeff gives his review of the 1976 debut album from Boston, music from political punks Redbait from St. Louis, and Inversions in the

Slayer Hold Court Over a Test of Endurance in OKC

by Ken Jobe (@booksofjobe) When thrash metal titans Slayer announced they were embarking on a farewell tour before embracing retired life, they announced a supporting bill that could be a killer tour of its own: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, and Behemoth, who were swapped