Album Review: Soen – “Lotus”

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Soen have always played in that space that blurs the distinctions between genre classification: are they metal?  Rock?  They’re certainly progressive, but are they so progressive to be considered “progressive” metal?  Or rock for that matter?  The good news is that on fourth record Lotus continues to not care about labels, opting to let the emotional core of their music carry through.  Others can opt to argue what it sounds like; to these ears, it simply sounds like Soen. Continue reading

CANTO: Hypocrisy, Dream Theater, Soen, and Toska

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Hey, I’m doing these again! So exciting. I can’t wait to see the look on Chris’ face.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

Best of 2017: Edge of Haze

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In keeping with the theme of guest “best of 2017” lists, today we have a top ten from Finland’s melodic rockers Edge of Haze who just last month released their latest full length Deluge. Their list represents a great cross section of like minded and sounding bands from across the rock and metal spectrum. Check out what picks they have to share and stick around for a stream of their newest album.  Continue reading

Quickies: News from System of a Down, Humor from In Flames, and… Juggalos being Juggalos?

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving. Which is kinda cool because it’s a short work week… and I guess because of the holiday.

The track is called ‘The Words’, which is off the recently released Tellurian. It’s kinda swell.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up. 

Quickies: Slipknot reveal things, Rammstein makes me sad, and a chicken makes me happy

End of the week, which is wonderful. It means I don’t need to feed you jabronis metal news for a couple of days. Let us rejoice! After this metal news…

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…I’m leaving.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

– Corey

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.