Posts By Andy O'Connor

Vein: Errorzone

Yesterday’s Active Rock playlist gets ransacked and reconfigured on the debut full-length from a Boston hardcore quintet whose influences range from Converge to Korn.

Charlie Looker: Simple Answers

The Psalm Zero frontman and Zs alum reckons with the rise of fascism—and his internal struggle against its insidious appeal—on a debut solo album of unusually confrontational modern classical music.

YOB: Raw Heart

The long-running Oregon doom metal trio opens its third act with a sensuous, aggressive, and jubilant album inspired by singer-guitarist Mike Scheidt's recent brush with death.

YOB: Our Raw Heart

The long-running Oregon doom metal trio opens its third act with a sensuous, aggressive, and jubilant album inspired by singer-guitarist Mike Scheidt's recent brush with death.

At the Gates: To Drink From the Night Itself

The Swedish melodic death metal innovators crib from a career highlight, 1994’s Terminal Spirit Disease, on their first reunion album that does justice to their legacy.

At the Gates: To Drink From the Night Itself

The Swedish melodic death metal innovators crib from a career highlight, 1994’s Terminal Spirit Disease, on their first reunion album that does justice to their legacy.

Zeke: Hellbender

One of the most underappreciated bands in American rock’n’roll returns after 14 years, still playing as raw, fast, and loud as ever.

Zeke: Hellbender

One of the most underappreciated bands in American rock’n’roll returns after 14 years, still playing as raw, fast, and loud as ever.