Story Archives — Maxwell Heilman
Holy Blood represents Christian viking metal
The Ukrainian band’s first release in three years gushes melodramatic bombast.
“Alien” needs bizarro vision
Jerry Goldsmith’s musical contribution to the original film encapsulates the bravery so desperately needed in modern movies.
Elevant makes stoner funk a thing
“Normal Life” injects infectious groove into their alt-rock cocktail.
He Is Legend still have it
“Few” brings heavy rock ‘n’ roll in seldom-heard strength.
White Ward master depressive experimentalism
“Futility Report” gives a multifaceted perspective on mental illness and inner negativity through an unmistakable sound.
Nhor encapsulates temperate gloom
The beginning of the British spellbinder’s EP quadrilogy illuminates a quiet take on spring.
Classical metal gets a twisted facelift
The most obscure reaches of both movements find camaraderie in sonic terror.