Show Review — All Plots Move Deathward: The Body at Death By Audio

Two nights ago a late listening of The Body unearthed from my dreaming psyche terrors unlike any others I had considered previously. In the deliberation of potentially real or strictly hypothetical events I could have never imagined being put to bed by a dear friend with the warmth of my mother’s hand, then realizing he … Continue reading

Cough: An Introduction to the Black Arts

Twenty minutes of incomprehensible shrieking with wah-laden guitar solos and feedback: the doom metal band Cough on the An Introduction to the Black Arts split (Relapse 2010) provides a human being with enough misery to last, say, at least three days. The artful and bouldery thirty-five minute release comprises two songs, but “Gates of Madness” … Continue reading

Album Review — Mastodon, Crack the Skye

For a band named after a prehistoric elephantlike mammal, Mastodon’s complex metal is anything but outdated. Crack the Skye — the band’s fifth album — shatters the glass ceiling of traditional metal by replacing overused screams with clean, biting vocals. The band has been nothing but forthcoming about their plans to continue to expand their sound … Continue reading

  • AMF Mag

    Started in early 2011, AMF Magazine is a collective of post-college writers living in California. AMF was created to provide a forum for discussion of contemporary music and to give praise where praise is due.