ALBUM REVIEW: Rezn – Burden

It’s been a logical progression from the bong-laden wonderment of REZN’s 2017 debut to the band’s newest effort Burden (Sargent House), which finds Chicago’s sonic sorcerers expanding their minds and sound, with their newest offering feeling darker than previous offerings, though in a more hazy moonlit laced with a dopamine deficit-induced depression fashion, as the mood to the underlying themes. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Apocalyptica – Plays Metallica Vol 2.

Everybody loves covers! Especially covers of iconic songs by great bands. What is better than a single cover version of a classic track, but an entire album of them? What’s even better than that? Well, how about two albums of covers of a bunch of classics!

Yes, we’re talking about Apocalyptica, and we’re talking about Apocalyptica covering Metallica, which they did to great effect on their debut album twenty-five years ago! They have made a career of covering classics in Thrash Metal, introducing thrash fans to classical music on a new scale. while slowly creating their own repertoire of incredible original music, including a few hits along the way. What we often say about cover songs is that there are two approaches to take; a direct copy just redone beat for beat, or making those songs truly your own. Obviously and speaking of the classical metal masters of the Cello from Finland, we are talking reinterpretation. But they ratchet that up significantly on the sequel to their classic debut, Plays Metallica Vol 2., which is releasing via their own new imprint, Throwdown Entertainment.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Botanist – Paleobotany

Green Metal like Black Metal … hammered dulcimers instead of guitars … gruff, growling vocals as well as clean singing, plus choral voices and symphonic passages. Yes, Botanist are “plant based”. Yes, Paleobotany (Prophecy Productions) is heavy and proggy. And yes, it’s very different, in a good way. Continue reading

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Books Exclusive North American Shows

Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has now added just a few exlcusive North American shows to bookend his exclusive shows at The Royal Albert Hall in London. David Gilmour today announced his first live shows in eight years in Los Angeles, California and New York City in support of his new album, “Luck And Strange”, to be released on September 6 via Sony Music. The live shows in New York and Los Angeles will be Gilmour’s only concert appearances in North America and will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 29 and October 30 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 4 and November 5. Fans will need to sign up at to get first access to tickets on Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m. local time. The general on-sale for all shows will take place on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Sunnata – Chasing Shadows

Poland‘s Sunnata emerges from the cloud of smoke that shrouded the band on their last album to jam out their brand of grunge-out psychedelia. Continue reading

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Books Exclusive London Shows at The Royal Albert Hall

Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour has booked exclusive shows at The Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets go on sale May 10th, 2024. This news comes on the heels of other tour dates announced to support David’s exciting new album Luck and Strange, releasing on September 6th, 2024 via Legacy Recordings. David releases the new single and video “The Piper’s Call!” Pre-order the album below and see all the tour dates as well.  Continue reading

PODCAST: Glacially Musical 179 – High On Fire’s “Commeth The Storm” Reviewed and Gimme Metal Vinyl Unboxing

Time for a chaser episode! Let’s review and unbox @High On Fire’s new album “Cometh The Storm” out now via MNRK Heavy! Nik unboxes the vinyl variant from Gimme Metal and we tell the story of Gimme Radio! Nik is also unnecessarily mad at Keefy.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Einstürzende Neubauten – Rampen

Throughout their 44-year career, Einstürzende Neubauten has upheld a commitment to making musical art, with little interest in vapid radio hits. They continue this tradition with Rampen (Mute Records). As one of the first industrial bands, it could be easily argued that the genre owes more to these guys than Throbbing Gristle. Continue reading

EP REVIEW: Hollow Leg – Dust

A tasty slice of rhythmic, headbanging Sludge, this groovy, nicely gnarly EP finds Hollow Leg in fine fettle, smoking hot and leaving many others in their wake – leaving them in the dust, you could say.Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Hiverlucide – Abandonne

It’s said that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, but thanks to the anonymous Parisian duo of Void & Moon, we might soon want to add a third item. Abandonne (Self-Released), the duo’s second album as Hiverlucide, continues the pair’s run (whether as Hiverlucide, Non Serviam or Biollante) of having a new release every few months that’ll defy whatever expectations you might have.  Continue reading