Posts By Andy O'Connor

Genocide Pact: Order of Torment

The D.C. death metal band attacks with pummeling force and socially pointed lyrics, in the tradition of Bolt Thrower and Incantation.

Harm’s Way: Posthuman

The swole Chicago hardcore band’s latest album shows their raw strength while adding shades of industrial and groove metal for character.

Portal: ION

The Australian band delivers a jarring, dissonant record of non-linear death metal filtered through a necro black-metal screen, with a crisp high end that brings out every jagged turn.

Mammoth Grinder: Cosmic Crypt

Austin musician Chris Ulsh’s longest-running band returns with a revitalized lineup and a new commitment to death metal intensity.

Mammoth Grinder: Cosmic Crypt

Austin musician Chris Ulsh’s longest-running band returns with a revitalized lineup and a new commitment to death metal intensity.

The Body: A Home on Earth EP

The new EP from Portland duo the Body captures a rawer, more immediate side of the band. It documents their increasingly blurred boundaries between electronic noise and metal.

Morbid Angel: Kingdoms Disdained

Morbid Angel’s ninth album sets the death metal band back on course. Featuring Trey Azagthoth’s molten solos, the band rediscover what they did well across their career and double down on it.

Expander: Endless Computer

With their vicious debut LP, Austin quartet Expander ascend to the Texas thrash pantheon, evoking familiar metal-punk sounds as well as dystopian sci-fi themes.