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PureGrainAudio Presents: A Ridiculously Short History of... CRUST
Comments The Skinny » by: Lance Marwood on May 24, 2016
Watch as Lance Marwood attempts to describe an entire subgenre of heavy music using less than 300 words. There’s a bonus playlist of essential artists and releases! This time around... CRUST!
Snake Tongue - "Raptor's Breath" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Adrian Peel on May 24, 2016
Bordering on uncontrolled mayhem at times, read our thoughts on Raptor's Breath, the debut from Swedish band Snake Tongue...

Rating: 6 / 10

Saosin @ Islington Academy (London, UK) on April 30, 2016 [Show Review & Photos]
Comments Show Review » by: Olivia Johnston on May 24, 2016
Saosin stopped off in London recently to play a show at the Islington Academy so we sent Olivia Johnston along who brought back this review and awesome photos.
Candlemass - "Death Thy Lover" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 23, 2016
I love Candlemass but, as much as it pains me to write this, their Death Thy Lover EP is a buzzkill.

Rating: 4.5 / 10

Sharp Weapons - "Sharp Weapons" [Heavy Haiku Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 23, 2016
Sharp Weapons don't fuck around and their self-titled debut LP punches you in the face before you can get a word in.

Rating: 8 / 10

Without Mercy - "Mouichido" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 23, 2016
Vancouver-based death metal band Without Mercy rework their 2014 EP Reborn and, while it may not offer anything new, this nineteen minute EP is delivered with devastating ferocity. Read our review here...

Rating: 8 / 10

Tokyo Police Club - "Melon Collie and the Infinite Radness (Part 1)" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Yumna Leghari on May 21, 2016
Tokyo Police Club, the ever-reliable indie rock band, brings its listeners a swift and concise 5-track EP just in time for feel-good Summer moments.

Rating: 7 / 10

HELLYEAH - "UNDEN!ABLE" [140 Character Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on May 21, 2016
UNDEN!ABLE lives up to all the expectations for this elite group of musicians, and then some.

Rating: 8.5 / 10

Nothing - "Tired of Tomorrow" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Danny P. on May 20, 2016
Nothing has shown us they have the ability to harvest what is good from this misunderstood "shoegaze" genre and carefully add their own identity to it.

Rating: 7 / 10

Against The Current - "In Our Bones" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 20, 2016
Pop-rock newcomers Against The Current have the world in their hands but have they delivered what the genre wants on their debut album In Our Bones. Read our review to find out...

Rating: 8 / 10

ELECTRIC CITIZEN List Their TOP 10 Favourite Van VHS Tapes [Exclusive]
Comments The Skinny » by: Christopher Gonda on May 19, 2016
Cincinnati-based heavy psych rock quartet, Electric Citizen, released their latest stonerific album, Higher Time, via RidingEasy Records and now have shared their Top 10 Van VHS tapes!
Inert - "Obliteration of the Self" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 19, 2016
Even though this is their virgin effort, Inert sound salty enough.

Rating: 8 / 10

One Last Run - "Unbreakable" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 19, 2016
Manchester metallers One Last Run deliver a solid set of songs on their new album but is it enough to leave the UK rock scene in a heap of rubble? Read our review to find out..

Rating: 7 / 10

12 Rock Concerts You MUST Attend in Toronto, Canada during Summer 2016
Comments The Skinny » by: Jessica Lam on May 18, 2016
Don't miss out on the best shows rock happening this summer in Toronto!
Cleanse The Hive - "From The Depths" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 18, 2016
It must be something in the water up in Scotland as brutal metallers Cleanse The Hive join a list of impressive bands emerging from the underground scene up there. Read our review of their new EP here...

Rating: 8.5 / 10

DevilDriver - "Trust No One" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 18, 2016
Dez Fafara and his metal brothers in Devildriver return with more groove-laden, circle-pit inducing metal. Read our thoughts on their latest offering here...

Rating: 8 / 10

The Compulsions - "Revolution" (feat. Bumblefoot) [Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Adrian Peel on May 17, 2016
"Revolution" is arguably one of the better Beatles songs and The Compulsions more than do it justice.

Rating: 8 / 10

From Oslo - "From Oslo" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Jessica Lam on May 17, 2016
From Oslo's kickass vocals combined with their aggressively-intense guitar hooks make for a stellar sound.

Rating: 7 / 10

Tombs - "All Empires Fall" [Heavy Haiku Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 17, 2016
All Empires Fall consists of five unique and pulverizing compositions that blur the edges between black, goth and death metal.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

ROYAL TUSK Share Their TOP 10 Van Activities to Pass the Time While on Tour [Exclusive]
Comments The Skinny » by: Christopher Gonda on May 16, 2016
Caught up with Canadian rock 'n' rollers, Royal Tusk, whose full-length debut, DealBreaker, is out now via Cadence Music, and had bassist Sandy MacKinnon list his TOP 10 best Van activities to pass time while on tour.
Dark Funeral - "Where Shadows Forever Reign" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 13, 2016
Where Shadows Forever Reign consists of 9 brutal Black Metal blasts that really show off Dark Funeral's staying power.

Rating: 8 / 10

Amon Amarth - "Jomsviking" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 13, 2016
Melodic death metal titans Amon Amarth release their latest offering so how does this latest slab of anthemic metal compare to the rest of their impressive back catalogue? Read our review to find out...

Rating: 8 / 10

Chasing Dragons - "Faction Prologue" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 13, 2016
Yorkshire alt-metallers Chasing Dragons provide a gritty taster for what's to come from the band with their new three track EP. Read our review here...

Rating: 7 / 10

Forever In Depths - "Darkness" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Graham Finney on May 13, 2016
Do Portsmouth metalcore kids do enough in twelve minutes to grab the attention of your average metalcore fan? Read our thoughts inside...

Rating: 6 / 10

Architects (UK) - "From the Wilderness" [140 Character Song Review]
Comments Song Review » by: Nakitta Rozier on May 12, 2016
Beautifully British vocals, meaningful lyrics, and tons of riffs. So much passion, anger, and angst in one song. One to truly not be missed!

Rating: 8 / 10

Weekend Nachos - "Apology" [Heavy Haiku Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Nikos Mixas on May 12, 2016
Chicago's Weekend Nachos are releasing their final final album, Apology, via Relapse Records. Here's a Heavy Haiku Review to commemorate the occasion.

Rating: 7 / 10

The County General and Baroness (w/ Mutoid Man) @ The Opera House (Toronto, Ontario) on May 3, 2016 [Food & Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Danny P. on May 12, 2016
Fried Chicken and Baroness (w/ Mutoid Man)! Check out our inaugural Food and Show Review article thanks to chef Danny P.!
Katatonia - "The Fall of Hearts" [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Bruce Moore on May 12, 2016
On Katatonia's newest Peaceville Records offering, The Fall of Hearts, lush, intricate landscapes are woven into the fabric of every song resulting in a melodic metal tapestry.

Rating: 8.8 / 10

Hinder - "Stripped" [EP] [Album Review]
Comments Album Review » by: Benny Henderson Jr. on May 12, 2016
I am not going to say the listener will be overwhelmed by any of the tracks, but it is a good, easy listen from the Multi-platinum group.

Rating: 6.5 / 10

DesertFest Day 3 Overview: The Good, The Bad, and The Sludgy [Show Review]
Comments Show Review » by: Lance Marwood on May 10, 2016
Lance ranks the bands he watched on Day 3 of Desertfest from worst to best. So how do Godflesh, Blood Ceremony, and Electric Wizard, and more stack up? Check it out.