Into Orbit: Caverns

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Caverns, the debut album from Into Orbit—an instrumental duo from Wellington, New Zealand—is a perfect example of music that matters.

Titan—Burn

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In a world of far too easily manufactured fury, integrity speaks volumes and there’s no doubt whatsoever of the sincerity of Titan’s work.

Old Loaves—Bad Rides 7″/Drowser LP.

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June 2012 has to go down as a damn near perfect month for Old Loaves. Read on to find out why…

Beastwars/ Spook The Horses/ Robin—Live! SFBH, Wellington, NZ, 23 March 2012.

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Friday night’s album fundraiser for Wellington’s Beastwars was a hugely emotive evening, with three excellent acts serving up hefty rock and metal to a legion of devoted followers.

Spook the Horses—Brighter (Review + Q&A)

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Brighter is an extremely promising debut, and Spook the Horses are a band you’ll definitely want to keep a very close eye on.

Best of 2011—The Metal (Part 2)

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For what it’s worth, and without further ado, here are my choices for the top 45 (or so) metal albums of 2011 (part 2).

Best of 2011—The Metal (Part 1)

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For what it’s worth, and without further ado, here are my choices for the top 45 (or so) metal albums of 2011 (part 1).

The Atlas Moth—An Ache for the Distance

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The Atlas Moth have come up with something truly unique and utterly compelling on their sophomore full-length.

Profound Lore—An interview with Chris Bruni

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Profound Lore’s dogged commitment to releasing innovative works epitomizes the respect that can be built between a label and an audience that trusts in its overarching aesthetic.

Atriarch—Forever the End

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Big crushing riffs, an undercurrent of spacey 80s rock, and a great deal of orthodox malevolence. It’s great, and the best thing—it oozes despair.