Jul 25, 2014 — The doom metal band sure has been busy since 2011. Hear the leadoff track from its third LP, Mobile of Angels. It's indebted to heavy blues and — surprisingly — Fairport Convention.
Jul 22, 2014 — A straightforward storyteller, Keith Latinen works in details and similes, not abstraction and metaphor. Braid's Bob Nanna sings a verse in this lilting emo song from the long-running duo.
Jul 18, 2014 — Two decades after the epic Dopesmoker was written, "The Clarity" presents Sleep at its heaviest and weediest. The band describes it as a "lyrical follow-up to a lifetime of marijuana enjoyment."
Jun 24, 2014 — In the song's first 20 seconds, the doom-metal band strides along with unmistakable heft, like a knight returned victorious from battle. But it's a ruse.
Jun 17, 2014 — "Epochryphal Gloom" digs into the gnarliest extremes of metal in eight minutes. You can feel Mortals sweat as the song bounces into a thrashed boogie.
Jun 10, 2014 — Hear the Richmond black-metal band get a haunting vocal assist from Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell in the 11-minute "Lantern at the End of Time."
May 29, 2014 — On a new 7", Toronto-based Blood Ceremony tackles a once-lost gem by '70s Scottish hard rockers Iron Claw and thankfully doesn't change much — including and especially the flute solo.
May 16, 2014 — Parisian musician James Kent is one of the foremost disciples of the expanding retro-synth movement. Hear synths seethe with growing contempt in "Future Club."
May 9, 2014 — High Spirits is the work of Chris Black, a defender of the faith as handed down by Thin Lizzy, Scorpions and Iron Maiden. Get your air guitars ready to weep to "I Will Run."
May 8, 2014 — No Coast feels like a blueprint for the returning elder statespersons of emo. There's enough of what made us love Braid in the first place, but it also admits that age changes tastes and bodies.