Kevin Stewart-Panko

Kevin Stewart-Panko

Senior Writer (Hamilton, ON, Canada)
- I've been writing about music since I was an impressionable teen. I'm way past my teens, but not past being impressionable. I'm still writing about music and haven't been able to stop. Somebody, please put me out of my misery.
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10 / 10

Total Terror is a holistic celebration of one of the unsung creative heroes of late ‘80s speed/thrash metal.
on Feb 09, 2018
It’s almost like [b.abuse] approach writing music like a rioting mob approaches a smash and grab; no one’s really thinking about what they actually need, everyone just grabs whatever’s within arms reach because it’s there and free.
on Feb 05, 2018
Designed to Disappear, for all the lineup alterations the band has made and the impact they’ve had, is the sound of a band in transition.
on Feb 05, 2018
We caught up with The Atlas Moth vocalist/guitarist Stavros Giannopoulos to discuss the luxury of time, death metal hulks, and why this interview almost came to a screeching halt.
on Jan 26, 2018

6.5 / 10

Originally self-released in mid-2017 for the digital realm, At The Announcement and The Communion are examples of how this band’s determination and moxie has paid off.
on Jan 08, 2018

7.5 / 10

The Nika Riots toy with a sound that’s not as raw as the gristly and patch-strewn side of the hardcore scene would prefer, but do an admirable job of connecting the dots between the darker, minor key moods with major keys painted in day-glo colours.
on Jan 05, 2018
The unquenchable thirst of these sudsy German thrashers isn’t the only curiosity that has propelled their 35 year career.
on Jan 05, 2018
Louisiana’s Cane Hill is a band that writes music that flirts with both sides of the fence and, depending on your perspective, is dancing on a fine line. So, how does this album hold up?
on Jan 04, 2018

7.5 / 10

France’s Bind Torture Kill, a three-piece that sounds infinitely larger than their bass-less line-up presents.
on Jan 03, 2018
If there’s a glaring weakness to this band’s debut full-length, it’s the skittish and perpetual search for an identity that never gets resolved.
on Jan 02, 2018
We caught up with Sannhet guitarist John Refano to discuss their latest album, So Numb, out via Profound Lore.
on Sep 12, 2017
Metal-Archives.com shared a photo which prompted us to look a little closer at the wacky-but-awesome community of Europeans Metalheads.
on Sep 11, 2017
Ottawa’s Loviatar issued their debut, self-titled album worldwide via Prosthetic Records and they chimed in on the music and more!
on Sep 07, 2017

6.5 / 10

Overall, there’s quite a bit of promise demonstrated, but also lots of room for growth, which is bodes encouragingly well for the future.
on Aug 30, 2017
Outsider sounds brighter, more energized and covers a broader spectrum of sound.
on Aug 28, 2017

6.5 / 10

The musicianship is there, as is a decent amount of recklessness, but all that gets neutered by the fact that Top Dollar lacks the sonic oomph to take them to the next level.
on Aug 05, 2017

7.5 / 10

Definitely a record listeners will discover new elements on with every spin.
on Jul 27, 2017

8.5 / 10

Inter Arma are in no rush to get anywhere fast, but we're fine with that if the end result is something as glorious as their new album Paradise Gallows. Read our review here...
on Jul 17, 2016
Six Feet Under has done this before. And it's too bad they're doing it again.
on Apr 11, 2016
"Tides" is the title track from Therapy?'s new EP Tides and goddamn is it a good one!
on Mar 16, 2016

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