Category: Reviews

Boris – Dear Review

Here is the real problem: you can use words to describe Boris’ music, but you are wrong when you do so. I can use phrases like “mixing the textured guitar work of Justin Broadrick meets

Pagan Altar – A Tribute And A Review Of The Room Of Shadows

FROM A DUSTY SHELF… Specific interpretations of “the underground” in relation to metal can lead down any number of passageways. For many, the term represents little more than a categorization for virtually any band not

Phylactery – Necromancy Enthroned Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. When it comes to cross-pollination of thrash, black metal seems to have all the fun these days. But Canadian heshers Phylactery have a thing or two to say

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Morbid Evils – Deceases Review

Ah, Finland. A land known for all the finer things metal. And recently, a pretty surprising crop of young hockey stars. In 2015, the fine drinking water of Finland produced Morbid Evils, a project put

Vulture – The Guillotine Review

Us long time metal fans spend a lot of our waking hours discussing the wonderful stuff. Such talks typically reveal positions all along the Innovative-to-Traditional Spectrum of Preferences. Some folks are set in their ways,

Accept – The Rise Of Chaos Review

Release date: August 4, 2017. Label: Nuclear Blast.Post-reformation Accept is one of the greatest heavy metal comeback tales of the last decade: After sitting out the better part of ten years, a classic band reforms,

Blurring – Cloud Burner Review

Release date: April 28, 2017. Label: Self-Released.This latest EP from Rochester-based grinders Blurring came out in April, two years to the day after their full-length debut, and though it runs only half as long as

Khazaddum – Plagues Upon Arda Review

Release date: 8/19/2017. Label:Independently released. If the band’s name doesn’t give it away, Milwaukee’s Khazaddum play Tolkien themed death metal, or as the promo materials call it, “dwarven death metal.” Their first full-length album (following

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Beneath – Ephemeris Review

Have you ever been so worked up that you just want to smash your goddamn head through a fucking wall? Well, now, for only three easy payments of $3.99, you can smash your head straight

Alice Cooper – Paranormal Review

In some capacity, be it as the original band or the eponymous solo artist, Alice Cooper has been releasing records for nearly fifty years now. He/they are legitimate rock ‘n’ roll royalty, and with good