Category: Reviews

Expulsion – Nightmare Future Review

Sometimes you just know, y’know? That classic first line of a story that captures you from the first words; that perfect opening scene of a film that reels you in and keeps you hooked for

Cytotoxin – Gammageddon Review

Every single time a brutal or technical death metal album lands in my editor’s inbox, a little light dings on his dashboard and he immediately forwards it to me. “Redar will like this”, he thinks

Entrails – World Inferno Review

Anyone who’s kept track of my ever-expanding waistline can attest to the fact that I like food, but I’m certainly not what anyone would call a foodie. I’m generally as comfortable with haute cuisine as

Tau Cross – Pillar Of Fire Review

Pobody’s nerfect. No regerts. A guy goes on a trip up the coast and asks a friend to check in on his mother and his cat while he’s away. After being on the road for

Triumvir Foul – Spiritual Bloodshed Review

Spiritual Bloodshed is the second full-length album from Portland, Oregon death metal act Triumvir Foul. The band’s style is old-school, barbaric, brutal and raw. Triumvir Foul cleaves to a certain cacophonous aesthetic somewhat similar to,

Execration – Return to the Void Review

Return to the Void is a death metal masterpiece laced with cosmic imagery, catchy leads and plenty of forward-thinking aspects meant to entice, ensnare, and yes Michael, ensorcell. Where Odes of the Occult was perhaps more difficult to

Phobia – Lifeless God Review

These are good times for pissed-off political grind. And there are few better purveyors of such than SoCal’s erstwhile Phobia. Now in their twenty-seventh year, Phobia still bashes heads with the best of them, their blend

Pathology – Pathology Review

Pathology’s self-titled album is boring as shit. You have no idea how tempting it is to try and sneak that sentence by the boss and hope he is in the middle of being stranded in

Engulfed – Engulfed In Obscurity Review

With a musical style that has been around as long as death metal, the most common case is that a band’s influences are worn on their sleeves like so many vest patches, with musicians incapable

Manilla Road – To Kill A King Review

Surviving for over 35 years and producing one of the more plentiful and consistent discographies in metal puts Wichita’s Manilla Road in an interesting position. It’s clear that principal architect (and sole founding member) Mark Shelton continues