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Last Rites Co-Owner; Senior Editor; Handsome & Interesting Man; Just get evil all the time.

Best Of 2019 – Captain: Be A Dear And Hand Me My Work Glaive

I am no spring chicken. More like an autumn chicken, maybe—cool (ahem) and slightly grim, in its prime, and pecking away on the gravel driveway of life in hopes of finding nourishment, but mostly ingesting

We Have The Power! – The Top 20 Power & Prog / Power Albums Of 2019

First and foremost, welcome to List Season—that time of year when people with obsessive compulsive tendencies labor over ranking the year’s albums to the point of utter and complete brain collapse. As an aside, I

Terminus – A Single Point Of Light Review

This review is late. There are, of course, a number of flimsy excuses that lead to this particular flunk, but none of them really matter. What matters is that the review going forward, despite the

Dimhav – The Boreal Flame Review

[Artwork by Staffan Lindroth] Approximately 20 years of personal fandom has cemented two primary conclusions with regard to the individual known as Daniel Heiman: 1) he has a remarkable voice and remains embedded within the

Teitanblood – The Baneful Choir Review

[Artwork by Timo Ketola] As anyone with a pulse can confirm, evil lurks around many a corner. It has to be there, really, because the universe demands balance, both in everyday life and stretched across

The Lone Madman – Let The Night Come Review

[Artwork by Timo Ketola] A number of articles have been written over the years detailing Finland’s unique connection to metal. Most of these works have played the numbers game, underscoring the curious truth that no

Profetus – The Sadness Of Time Passing Review

[Artwork by Yuka Yoshihara] More so than any other branch of metal, funeral doom represents a true “sink or swim” moment. People who love it seem wired to do so from the womb for reasons

Mortiferum – Disgorged From Psychotic Depths Review

It’s probably for the best if we address the elephant in the room right away so we can get to the true business of the matter. That’s some butthole. Maybe that sentence should have ended