Author: Steven Klett

Iron maiden

Book of Souls, Your Album of the Day

One thing cannot be stressed enough about Iron Maiden. They are a silly band. Like classic 70s and 80s metal relics, Dio (RIP) and Judas Priest, the joke was always best conveyed through a sincere indulgence. The best Maiden albums are when they went waayy over the top – The...

tame impala

Tame Impala’s Currents, Your Album of the Day

Tame Impala – Currents Australia has been known internationally for a few things concerning rock music: AC/DC (who’s been in the news lately for non-music related issues), Wolfmother, John Butler Trio, etc. And then there’s Tame Impala, the international quintet indie breakout headed by guitarist and lead singer Kevin Parker. Their...

Your Album of the Day, Galactic Features Macy Gray, Others

Galactic is the long running multicultural funk band out of New Orleans, playing a fusion of rock, R&B, rap, and a stiff dose of funky polyphonic grooves since 1994. On their latest album, Into the Deep, Galactic digs deep into their roots in R&B and New Orleans funk and offers...

Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss, Your Album of the Day

L.A.’s Chelsea Wolfe has been adding her ethereal voice over a mixture of electronic and doom metal for almost a decade now. She often casts herself as a figure in darkness, but beneath the gloom, there’s an mature ear for crafting songs and spinning melodies. If last year’s Pain is...

Veruca Salt

Veruca Salt’s Ghost Notes: Your Album of the Day

Artist: Veruca Salt Album: Ghost Notes Rating: 4 / 5 Veruca Salt is one of those bands that time could have forgotten – and for a while, it felt like that was their career’s destiny. They’re most remembered as the band that wrote the one hit “Seether,” but that was...

to be kind

Swans’ To Be Kind: Part Two

  Swans’ To Be Kind: Part One   To Be Kind After a successful triple album for Michael Gira, the only way to follow it up is to build yet another two-hour long triple album as opaque and as epic. “Screen Shot” starts things off with a relatively short (8...

swans

Swans’ To Be Kind: Part One

  Swans is an unlikely success story. They achieved a level of notoriety due to their punishing and uncompromising live shows in New York in the 80s, opening for acts like Sonic Youth and clearing out rooms. They were also known for their incendiary songs, with songs like “Raping a...

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

  “We live on an island called Montreal, and we make a lot of noise because we love each other” are the first sounds off of this Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra’s latest album Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything. The prologue comes from Ezra Steamtrain...

electric wizard

Welcome To The Newest From Electric Wizard, Time To Die

Never mistake Electric Wizard for being soft. Leader Jus Oborn and company have made a career enveloped in occult images, bleak lyrics, and being uncompromisingly evil. The band takes their name from two Black Sabbath songs, “Electric Funeral” and “The Wizard,” and, like their name, their music pays a similar...