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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8 / 10

Outsider sounds brighter, more energized and covers a broader spectrum of sound.
By 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 tak…
By on Aug 05, 2017

7.5 / 10

Definitely a record listeners will discover new elements on with every spin.
By 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 Gallo…
By on Jul 17, 2016

3 / 10

Six Feet Under has done this before. And it's too bad they're doing it again.
By on Apr 11, 2016

8 / 10

"Tides" is the title track from Therapy?'s new EP Tides and goddamn is it a good one!
By on Mar 16, 2016
On February 27, 2016 metal bands Sacrifice, Macabre, Goatwhore and Panzerfaust helped to make the Inertia Entertainment 20th Anniversary Show a perfe…
By on Mar 04, 2016

7.5 / 10

There are healthy helpings of ferocity throughout Borknagar's Century Media release Winter Thrice where the guitars take center stage.
By on Feb 17, 2016

8.5 / 10

On Voivod's latest Post Society EP, via Century Media, there exists more thought-provoking meat on the bone than most bands offer over the course of…
By on Feb 08, 2016

7.5 / 10

With their newest album The Direction of Last Things, it’s clear that Intronaut has managed to keep things steeped in a progressively conglomerate wo…
By on Jan 18, 2016

8 / 10

The fact remains, Ghostlimb write killer songs steeped in a unique brand of melodic chaos and the tracks on Difficult Loves are no exception.
By on Dec 29, 2015

5 / 10

Surely, it’s crushing, fast as fuck and pounds like a tenderizer on a t-bone, but at the same time the vast majority of it goes in one ear and out th…
By on Dec 29, 2015
As Rivers of Nihil guitarist Brody Uttley details in this interview, the band's progression hasn't been without learning opportunities, hiccups and a…
By on Nov 18, 2015

9 / 10

Killing Joke's latest release, Pylon, continues the band's grand tradition of quality.
By on Oct 13, 2015
Slaves Beyond Death, is an expansion of previous works which heralds lengthier songs, more dynamic song structures, varied tempos and a springboard in…
By on Aug 16, 2015

7 / 10

The Golden Veil, the newest release from Chapel Hill, North Carolina band, Make, is an enveloping listen for those with time and patience in their sto…
By on Aug 06, 2015

8.5 / 10

Enabler's Fail to Feel Safe is a record that shines one of the brightest spotlights in recent memory on not only the effectiveness of the combination…
By on Jul 27, 2015

6.5 / 10

On Top pays decent homage to revved up days of being lewd, crude and tattooed with raunchy riffs, vocals that drip with sneering attitude and a drumm…
By on Jul 16, 2015

5 / 10

Soilwork's tenth offering, The Ride Majestic, starts off on a strong note with the title track, but like clockwork, it quickly starts heading downhil…
By on Jul 12, 2015

6.5 / 10

With a band oozing as much potential as Bonehunter, you'll wish they'd demonstrate more of themselves than their influences and inspirations.
By on Jul 08, 2015

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