“Not everyone’s life is always amazing and awesome. There are shit days, too.”

Seether drummer Johnny Humphrey looks over the Pretoria band's two-decade career, touches on the deluxe edition of ‘Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum,’ and shares thoughts on the effects of social media on society.


Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Bullet For My Valentine’ (Deluxe Edition) [Album Review]

Less than a year since its release, Bullet For My Valentine return with a deluxe edition of their self-titled seventh album (Spinefarm Records), adding further value with five additional tracks.

Walshy – “Long Time” [Song Review]

With its dream-pop dance flavors, hip-hop rhythm, and rippling vocal washes, Walshy’s “Long Time” (Sleepover Club Records) delivers an imaginative audio-visual experience.

Turian – ‘No Longer Human’ [Album Review]

‘No Longer Human,’ Seattle-based noise-driven hardcore outfit Turian’s fourth album offering, is a kaleidoscope of heavy musical influences.

Soulfly – ‘Totem’ [Album Review]

Soulfly return with the twelfth album of an incredible twenty-five year career. Read our thoughts on ‘Totem’ here.

Draven – ‘Abyssal Arcana’ [Album Review]

Draven’s self-released ‘Abyssal Arcana’ is a really strong introduction to horrorsynth. Strap on your chainsaws, pack your Ouija boards and dive right in.

Lathe – ‘Tongue of Silver’ [Album Review]

Lathe’s ‘Tongue of Silver’ (Grimoire Records) is a welcome soundtrack to the increasingly sweltering summer and will keep the afterglow of its scorching sonic burn in your mind even while the winds of winter begin to creep into your room at night.

Ithaca – ‘They Fear Us’ [Album Review]

An album written to fuck with every notion you have about heavy music, Ithaca’s ‘They Fear Us’ (Hassle Records) is going to twist and stab at every nerve and sense you have.

Journey – ‘Freedom’ [Album Review]

Simply, ‘Freedom’ (BMG) isn’t old Journey, and it’s not new Journey, and you can’t compare the two. It’s a new band with an old attitude that still kicks ass!

Kimberly Morgan York – ‘Keep on Goin’’ [Album Review]

Wow! Kimberly Morgan York has it going on. ‘Keep on Goin’’ (Team Clermont) offers slow, meandering, melancholic songs, as well as buoyant, compelling songs.

Wake – ‘Thought Form Descent’ [Album Review]

Read our (positive) thoughts on WAKE’s latest cinematic slab of gut-wrenching black metal/grindcore, ‘Thought Form Descent.’

Bananarama – ‘Masquerade’ [Album Review]

Bananarama’s ‘Masquerade’ is a fun record, brimming with energy and vitality. It’s a welcome album for the top-down road trips and beach parties in which we’ve got mere weeks left to indulge.

Late July – “Sober” [Song Review]

At once profoundly personal and intimate, Late July’s new single “Sober” shivers with pathos, hints of nostalgia, keen hope, and unbridled desire.

Between Exultation and Aggression – An Extreme/Death Metal Documentary Film (Noise Dosage Media) [Documentary Review]

Creator/director Jon Lambert delivers ‘Between Exultation and Aggression’ (Noise Dosage Media), a bare-bones extreme music documentary that tackles the subject matter with no bullshit and even fewer frills.

“STAG” – A film by Alexandra Spieth [Movie Review]

Bottom line: the strength of Alexandra Spieth’s new horror-comedy ‘STAG’ is its seamless ability to integrate the conversational, natural dialogue steeped in antagonism and unclear motives.

It Came from Aquarius Records (by Kenneth Thomas) [Documentary Review]

Overall, ‘It Came from Aquarius Records’ (by Kenneth Thomas) successfully weaves its tale with enough charm to spill over into other documentaries one might wish would be made about its charming cast of personalities.

“The Insatiable Necrosexual #1” by Necrosexual [Comic Book Review]

The Insatiable Necrosexual comic is just as batshit as fans could hope for. It’s an appeal to a very specific crowd who are all already in on the joke.

“Love Hertz” by Aaron Mostow, Kevin Flores, Rodolfo Tagle III [Book & EP Review]

Love Hertz is an interesting concept: a book about a DJ who has discovered a secret sound frequency capable of taking over minds and bodies, and a soundtrack to match the party atmosphere it dwells within. The book touts itself as a “romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist,” while the package altogether is deeply rooted

The Godfather Trilogy (4K Ultra HD) (Paramount Pictures) [Blu-ray Review]

Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Trilogy, out via Paramount Pictures, offers the best video quality in any home format to date.