Over and Even

Joan Shelley

Over and Even

September 4, 2015

Alternative Folk

A breezy, lyrically bold, sonically beautiful soft barrage of bucolic country-folk, the third studio album from the Kentucky songstress feels rooted but not rootsy. Over and Even's wistful mountain music eschews bluegrass twang for an almost English folk vibe. It draws from immigrant-rich Appalachian traditions, where a misty morning is just as likely to invoke fog rising over the Shannon or the Thames as it is the Mississippi, and it draws you in like campfire smoke.

- James Monger

Deceiver of the Gods

Amon Amarth

Deceiver of the Gods

June 24, 2013

Death Metal

What begins with scorching, melodic twin leads, a mead-induced flurry of double-kick drumming, and the meatiest, most malevolent vocals this side of Valhalla? If you answered "The ninth studio outing from Swedish melodic death metal legends Amon Amarth" then you are correct and can drink from the chalice.

- James Monger

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