Archive for the Album Reviews Category

In Flames’ Foregone: 2-Cent Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags on 02/03/2023 by korzeck

The end of the world is coming if the status quo continues. We all know that. But is there still a sliver of hope? That’s the question everyone is returning to — ironically, as we try to shake off the collective stupor that the global pandemic inflicted upon us.

It’s also the overarching theme of Foregone, the brilliantly crafted 14th album by Swedish melodic-metal masters In Flames. That’s right: metal. Whereas many of the band’s previous recent records fell under the umbrella of heavy rock, this 12-song tour de force delivers a punishing blow befitting the dire topic at hand.

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Amon Amarth, Liminal Shroud: Best New Releases

Posted in Album Reviews, New Releases, Reviews with tags , , on 08/05/2022 by korzeck

Hop over to New Noise to check out our inaugural roundup of new releases that drop today.

Guided by Voices’ August by Cake: FLOOD Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags on 04/29/2017 by korzeck

Guided by Voices’ August by Cake album cover

Here is my album review of Guided by Voices’ terrific August by Cake — the 100th release by frontman Bob Pollard. “By the time its 71 minutes are up, ‘August by Cake’ leaves a resin-free aftertaste.”

Best Albums Of 2016: Cobalt, Ancst, Black Fast

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 12/20/2016 by korzeck

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1. CobaltSlow Forever (Profound Lore)
2. AncstMoloch (Halo of Flies) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2015: Tribulation, High On Fire

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off on 12/16/2015 by korzeck

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1. TribulationChildren of the Night (Century Media)
2. High on FireLuminiferous (E1) Continue reading

Best Albums Of 2014: Nux Vomica, At The Gates, Harakiri For The Sky

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off on 12/20/2014 by korzeck

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1. Nux VomicaNux Vomica (Relapse)
2. At the GatesAt War With Reality (Century Media)
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Best Albums Of 2013: Agrimonia, ASG, Beneath The Tides

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews on 12/30/2013 by korzeck

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1. AgrimoniaRites of Separation (Southern Lord)
2. ASGBlood Drive (Relapse)

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Best Albums Of 2012: Cloud Nothings, Woods of Ypres, Be’lakor

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews, Sound Off with tags , , , , , , , , , on 01/01/2013 by korzeck

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1. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory (Carpark)
2. Woods of YpresWoods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache)
• “Woods Of Ypres’ David Gold And Crash Test Dummies’ Brad Roberts: Doppelgängers
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Best Metal Albums Of 2010: Black Anvil, Black Breath, Withered, Down, Howl, More

Posted in Album Reviews, Lists, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/25/2010 by korzeck

With a handful of this year’s best metal releases dropping Tuesday, the timing feels apt for the Bad Penny to round up its favorite 2010 LPs – at least so far. Continue reading

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan’s Hawk: Filter Review

Posted in Album Reviews, Reviews with tags , on 09/25/2010 by korzeck

Here is another not-terribly positive album review I recently wrote for Filter. This one criticizes Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan’s Hawk – a record that should instead be attributed to “Campbell and Friends” or simply “Campbell.”