For whatever my opinion is worth (which probably isn’t much), I think this year has been quite an incredible one for heavy music. Some long-awaited returns, some exceptional grind, some progressive masterpieces, and some pretty substantial EPs, to say the least. Here are my top 20 picks for the best releases of 2016.
So as you may or may not have heard, Long Island, New York’s Prog/Sludge/Party Wunderkind Moon Tooth are coming out with their debut full length Chromaparagon next week, with a release party at St. Vitus in Brooklyn on February 4th. Combining instrumental and melodic virtuosity with songwriting chops that have garnered well-earned comparisons to Mastodon, Living Color, Dillinger Escape Plan, and many more musical pioneers, Moon Tooth will be finding themselves a household name before long. I had the chance recently to ask vocalist John Carbone and Guitarist Nick Lee about the album, the band, and well, find out what the hell a Moon Tooth is.