old-school

Exhumed, Iron Reagan, Necrot, Oakland Metro Operahouse, Oakland, CA 09/12/2013

The boys are back in town... Move yer ass!

Two days after the fact, and my ears are still ringing from the aural beatdown they received at the latest Exhumed show here in the Bay Area.

Hail of Bullets - III The Rommel Chronicles (Metal Blade)

A blitzkrieg of death metal fury.

Hail of Bullets is a band that combines two of my favourite things, Martin van Drunen and World War II history.

Kryptos: The Coils of Apollyon track listing revealed

Old-school metallers Kryptos have released the track listing for their third upcoming album.

Bangalore-based Kryptos are pleased to announce the track listing for their third release, The Coils of Apollyon.

Convulse - World Without God (Relapse/Riot)

One of my most frequent complaints with metal, across many genres, is an obsession with sounding old-school. As an outspoken proponent of innovation, it pains me to see so many talented bands saying "anything we do has already been done before and better". Imagine, then, my surprise at a band with what can only be described as an old-school sound who sound fresh and original in 2010 - despite the album being originally released in 1992.

Convulse's World Without God, from its particularly Stockholmesque piano intro through to the vaguely Floridan sounds of closer Powerstruggle of Belief is an