Articles Tagged ‘Pirate Guide’


Review: Agalloch’s Marrow of the Spirit

A genre-changing metal album, Agalloch’s Marrow of the Spirit is labyrinthine, thrilling and truly epic.

The cover art for Kvelertak's debut album, by John Dyer Baizley of Baroness!

In Praise Of Kvelertak, In Defense Of Enthusiasm

Kvelertak is an insane album of massive chant-along choruses, dirty blues licks, gargantuan riffs as sticky as resin, and wild instrumental unpredictability.


Record Reviews: Kylesa, Junip

Reviews of Kylesa’s Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist) and Junip’s Fields (Mute)!


Record Review: Jimmy Eat World’s Invented

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Jimmy Eat World, but I find it impossible to identify them. They’re neither as schmoopy as their detractors would suggest, nor as challenging as their more ardent fans seem to allege. So what the hell are they?


Record Reviews: Manic Street Preachers, Superchunk, Belle & Sebastian

Music is a decidedly nostalgic medium. In fact, it might…


Review: Man’s Gin: Smiling Dogs

Smiling Dogs, the debut album from Man’s Gin, the new project from Erik Wunder of Cobalt, is not black metal, but it is nonetheless pitch-black music—with roots in Appalachian and Irish folk, blues, German beer-hall songs, murder ballads. (And it’s catchy as hell.)