Author: bpmhill

Metal in the Morning – Ulver’s “Russian Doll”

Ulver is one of my favorite bands in part because they are always evolving and refuse to be pigeon-holed. Their early records in the 90’s such as “Bergtatt” are atmospheric black metal but through the years, they’ve quickly shifted gears into new (yet organic) territory on each subsequent release. 2017’s masterful “The Assassination of Julius

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Metal in the Morning – Enslaved’s “Jettegryta”

Enslaved have been a fascinating band to watch evolve since their inception in the early 90’s. Their first few albums such as “Vikingligr Veldi” and “Frost” were icy Viking black metal but with enough twists and turns to stand out from the numerous other bands in the genre. Their next several albums continued in this

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Metal in the Morning – Mastodon’s “Fallen Torches”

This week’s column focuses on Mastodon‘s new track and music video, “Fallen Torches”, which is featured on their compilation album, “Medium Rarities”, just released today. I’ve been a fan of Mastodon since I discovered them in 2004 with their masterpiece, “Leviathan”. They’ve been releasing consistently great albums since then and have a new studio album

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Metal in the Morning – Greg Puciato’s “A Pair of Questions”

Welcome to my brand new weekly column that will feature a song from a variety of bands/artists in and around the metal scene. Admittedly, the first track out of the gate isn’t particularly “metal” but I suspect many fans of the genre will know and respect this artist. Plus, this is just a damn good

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Fresh Earworms – Haken “Virus” Review

UK’s Haken has returned with “Virus”, a thematic and conceptual follow up to their 2018 album, “Vector”, with references to classic tracks like “Cockroach King” from 2013’s “The Mountain”.  Their new album and sixth overall, is one of their finest albums to date.  Haken began work on “Virus” back when writing “Vector” in 2017 and the timely title was purely

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Fresh Earworms – Thomas Giles “Feel Better” EP Review

Just a quick introduction as I’m new to Indie Pong.  I’m your resident metalhead but I do dabble in the genres & sub-genres in and slightly out of metal including rock, prog, and even synthwave (the darker the better).  I’m the guy who wears a Ghost shirt one day and Dream Theater the next, with probably a Nile hat for good measure.  Anyhow, whether

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