Mayhem – Ordo Ad Chao Review

Jim Brandon’s take: Some of us just can’t help but be rebels by nature, even when surrounded by selective kindred souls. With very few exceptions and regardless of my love for the genre, black metal

Megadeth – United Abominations Review

Jim Brandon’s take: By now, it’s pretty clear that most people know what they want and don’t want when it comes to Megadeth. Through vodka and heroin-enhanced brilliance, to groundbreaking technical wizardry, to introspective exercising

Obscurus Advocam – Verbia Daemonicus Review

originally written by Jim Brandon Even though it’s really not as new of a phenomenon as some seem to believe, the French metal scene has become a thriving melting pot for many diverse, talented bands

Cerberus – Dispute the Truth Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. Synopsis: While most of the metal media seems content to lose their shit over big name records from Shadow’s Fall, Sanctity and Dark Tranquillity, how about an equally deserving record that combines the three into

Therion – Gothic Kabbalah Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. Though I’m far from a Therion fan, I yet again find myself signed up to review yet another two disc offering from Christofer Johnsson and the overblown musical manifestations of his ego. And

Necros Christos – Triune Impurity Rites Review

I like my death metal how I like my cavewomen: filthy, filthy and fil-thay. Give me death metal that sounds like it was birthed from a flat-headed, hammer-jawed mongoloid from Hell who spends half his

Finntroll – Ur Jordens Djup Review

originally written by Chris McDonald I have a feeling most readers of this site are familiar with the sound and style of Finntroll, whose meteoric ascent to fame since the 2001 release of their breakthrough album Jaktens

Dimmu Borgir – In Sorte Diaboli Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance I’m always disappointed by new Dimmu Borgir albums. Not because they’re particularly poorly written, played or produced albums. Ironically, it’s because they never live up to the titillating negative press I read

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