Articles by Kara Chavez
Extremity’s debut album ‘Extremely Fucking Dead’ is a 6 track power statement, letting us all know that they are here to go straight to the top of the Bay Area death metal scene in no time.
All in all, this is a great release by Iron Reagan. I highly recommend giving it a listen, and check them out on their upcoming tour! This is going to be an album not to miss live.
‘List’ is a great album and a heavy hitter for lots of top of 2016 lists. If you have not checked it out yet, I welcome you to.
I highly recommend checking this album out – especially if you are in a dark headspace or even hiking in a cold, dark forest and looking for a newer (maybe even better) Wolves in the Throne Room atmospheric type band.
New schoolers, old schoolers, trashers, black metallers, will all enjoy this album alike. It is different in a good way and could start its very own genre. – By Kara Chavez
Haxen’s self-titled full-length is an energetic, dark, and raw black metal experience. – By Kara Chavez
This is one of my favorite splits with Primitive Man, and now I am a Sea Bastard fan. I highly recommend this split if you have enjoyed these bands recorded or live, and of course, if you like blackened doom with a hint of sludge. – By Kara Chavez
All in all, ‘The Unholy Oath’ is a must, especially If you like thrash, black metal, hard, fast, loud, and evil – or a combination of all of that. – By kara Chavez
If you are into technical, slightly blackened death metal, or into seeing amazing musicians, I would advise you to check out their EP and their upcoming full length, and of course, live. – By Kara Chavez
All in all, this is a superb split. This might be my favorite blackened d-beat record of the year! – By Kara Chavez
If you are into psych rock, especially Graveyard, Uncle Acid, etc… check this album out. You may have to skip around, but you’ll be jammin’ by the end. – By Kara Chavez
Across both incredibly heavy songs, something sticks with you – death, fire, and darkness. It truly evokes what black metal should be made up of. This album isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s intense and mesmerizing. I highly recommend this album. – By Kara Chavez
Ninkharsag’s newest album ‘Blood of Celestial Kings’ is very poignant for the occultist black metal scene. It’s heavy, fast, and melodic with an emphasis on sharp sounding guitars and classic guttural black metal vocals. – By Kara Chavez
This is a great split. Irk and Wren are almost completely different bands that really complement each other. I recommend checking out this split, especially if you are into post-hardcore or post-metal. I’m excited to see what these two bands will also release in the future. – By Kara Chavez
Cherubs’ long hiatus was worth the 20 year wait. If you listened to: Nirvana, the Melvins, Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard, The Fleshies, Queens of the Stone Age, or anything similar, I would recommend checking this out. – By Kara Chavez
If you like sludge, drinking, smoking, Weedeater, or Dystopia…check this out. – By Kara Chavez
If you are a black metal enthusiast, I highly recommend checking this album out. – By Kara Chavez
For the die-hard fan, this release is a must. For the general fan of Carcass, this is definitely worth checking out and playing it right after Surgical Steel. – By Kara Chavez
I highly recommend checking out this record…to pretty much to anyone who listens to metal. – By Kara Chavez
It is hard to pin-point what their sound truly is, because it’s a coordinated mixture of several different kinds of music, but it works. It works very well. – By Kara Chavez
This album has sound bite samples that make you think, head bang worthy drum beats, circle pit break downs, and heavy guitar riffs that make Better Off Dead a great hardcore album of 2014. – By Kara Hinman