Concert Review: Serial Hawk, Ghosts Of Glaciers, and more at The Cave

Posted by on May Sun, 2015 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Metalcore, Progressive Rock, Stoner Metal, Technical, Thrash

Concert Review: Serial Hawk, Ghosts Of Glaciers, and more at The Cave

Great news! I finally regained enough motor skills and hand/eye coordination to type again. The way things went down last night, I’m surprised there were no fatalities or other collateral damage. As a survivor, I am obligated to give a first-hand account from the eye of the storm… Sleeptaker has a new line up, apparently.  Alex Monasterio, the former guitarist, is carving a name for himself as a damn fine vocalist.  Noah Trainor, the only … read...

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Album Review: Sleeptaker -Could Have Moved Mountains

Posted by on Mar Sat, 2015 in Album Review, Metalcore, New Releases, Technical

Album Review: Sleeptaker -Could Have Moved Mountains

Sleeptaker of Santa Fe have a signature sound characterized by blast beats, guitar chugs, and screaming vocals. Could Have Moved Mountains, their seminal album,  is  very technical and progressive. Everything is extremely rhythmic, even the lead guitar. As such, most of the songs are carried forward with the bass and percussion. Just when the mantric riffs lull you into a false sense of security, you are blindsided by a bizarre tempo change. These pleasant … read...

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