Album Reviews

Raxon Sound of Mind review

Raxon : Sound of Mind

Industrial techno engineered for both the club and headphones.

The Mountain Goats Dark in Here review

The Mountain Goats : Dark In Here

A cathartic surprise from John Darnielle and company.

Lucy Dacus Home Video review

Lucy Dacus : Home Video

A conceptual collection of songs that captures the complicated feelings of a more vulnerable time.

Amenra De Doorn review

Amenra : De Doorn

An experimental new direction for the Belgian metal troupe.

Sleater-Kinney path of wellness review

Sleater-Kinney : Path of Wellness

Sleater-Kinney’s 10th album is the band at their most warmly comfortable.

Bossk Migration review

Bossk : Migration

The UK post-metal group returns after five years with an album that displays growth and potential directions to come.

Eli Keszler Icons review

Eli Keszler : Icons

A graceful ode to emptiness.

Cerebral Rot excretion of mortality review

Cerebral Rot : Excretion of Mortality

The Seattle group offer a masterfully grungy selection of body-horror centric death metal.

Cold Cave Fate in Seven Lessons review

Cold Cave : Fate in Seven Lessons

Wes Eisold’s first new album in 10 years offers something for all devotees of sonic darkness.

Gruff Rhys Seeking New Gods review

Gruff Rhys : Seeking New Gods

An album that strikes an upbeat nerve in a time of distance.

Nadja Luminous Rot review

Nadja : Luminous Rot

The prolific Canadian duo refine their drone-metal into its most powerful sound.

Leon Vynehall Rare Forever review

Leon Vynehall : Rare, Forever

A diverse and varied, but never scattered album.

best albums of 2021 so far Mndsgn

Mndsgn : Rare Pleasure

A laid-back, easygoing new full-length from the L.A. producer that provides sensory restoration.

Penelope Trappes Penelope Three review

Penelope Trappes : Penelope Three

A mesmerizing trip into the void.

best albums of 2021 so far Esoctrilihum

Esoctrilihum : Dy’th Requiem for the Serpent Telepath

A work of boundless vision from a solitary black metal creator.

Red Fang Arrows review

Red Fang : Arrows

The Portland stoner rock outfit tunes up and dials in on their strongest album to date.

Ghastly Mercurial Passages review

Ghastly : Mercurial Passages

An accessibly filthy slab of death metal from the Finnish group.

Marina Allen Candlepower review

Marina Allen : Candlepower

A contemporary folk album that builds on a legacy of great singer/songwriter albums.

Mannequin Pussy Perfect EP review

Mannequin Pussy : Perfect

A potent blend of vulnerability and defiance.

Panopticon and again into the light review

Panopticon : …And Again Into the Light

Black metal/folk artist Austin Lunn delves into struggles for internal peace on his majestic new album.