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2012: A melodic year in metal

For me, this year was about the riff .

By JONAH LIVINGSTON  |  December 21, 2012
Music: Converge

Converge go back to basics

For most Bostonians of a certain age, Converge's Jane Doe (2001) is always going to be "that" record. But sentimentality aside, the metal/hardcore quartet's latest, All We Love We Leave Behind — out Tuesday on Epitaph — bangs right up against it.

By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  October 05, 2012

Dear ‘girlfriend metal’: Fuck you and the Facebook page you rode in on

I had no idea that the term "girlfriend metal" was used anywhere outside my immediate circle of snarky, elitist Brooklyn-based friends.
Take this genre and shove it
By KIM KELLY  |  August 26, 2011

Photos: Torche at the Middle East Downstairs

Torche performs live at the Middle East Downstairs on July 21, 2011.
Torche | Middle East Downstairs | July 21, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  July 29, 2011

High On Fire at Port City Music Hall

Fifteen years ago, Matt Pike was writing heavy, lysergic riffs for the influential doom-metal band Sleep, a group that explored Christianity and cannabis with equal...
By webteam  |  October 20, 2010


Since metal is a world created by male dorks, it has to be the most excessively sub-categorized genre of music ever.

Meanderthal | Hydra Head

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 08, 2008