Dödsrit – Dödsrit Review

If you know me – and you should, if you don’t, because I’m fantastic – you’ll know that, generally speaking, the wide swath of black metal bores me. But there’s always an exception, of course,

Antigama – Depressant Review

Man, that cover is golden… The red pill there… with the hook… for all the fools who fall for that… But that’s outside the scope of my review, and possibly outside the meaning of the

A Devil’s Dozen – My Dying Bride

Some are born sad, some achieve sadness, and some have sadness thrust upon them. In the case of West Yorkshire’s incurable sad sacks My Dying Bride, it could be that all three are true. Formed

We Have The Power! – The Top Ten Power (And Power Related) Metal Albums of 2017

The clearest way to sum up power metal in 2017 is to relate it to the abundance of superhero movies and shows from 2017: it’s out there in numbers and desperately craves broad appeal; it’s

Masters Of Disguise – Alpha / Omega Review

Have you ever wondered what Helloween would sound like if Michael Kiske sounded more like Michael Sweet of Stryper? No, you didn’t. Because why would you?  Hell, I adore both bands, and I’ve never once

Ram – Rod Review

This Ram is sometimes a confusing beast. On paper, their fiery trad metal sounds perfect – it’s heavily indebted to Judas Priest, and nods to Mercyful Fate, Accept, and Omen float around in the periphery.

Evilfeast – Ellegies of the Stellar Wind Review

There are many types of homes. You’ve got saltboxes, colonials, federals, a-frame, shingle, Victorian, foursquare, lodge, gablefront, storybook, split-level, etc. But, there’s really only one desirable way to live, and that’s definitely inside a cavernous,

Riffology: A Glorious Epoch

Class is back in session, kids. You’ll have to excuse my lengthy absence; I was on a lengthy research sabbatical. I don’t know how often class will meet in the future, but, for now, we’ve

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