All posts by Captain

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

Outre-Tombe – Abysse Mortifère Review

[Album artwork by Matt “Putrid” Carr] There’s something magical concerning the way a number of us grew to accept brutality as a positive force in life. If you’re lucky enough to have the spectre of

Where Angels Dare To Tread: A Solitude Aeturnus Primer

A case can and should be made for Arlington, Texas doom vets Solitude Aeturnus being in the running for the most underrated classic metal band to ever come out of these United States. True, an

Succumb – XXI Review

[Artwork by Stefan Thanneur] “Are you still with us, Mr. Niedermeyer?” . . . “Hmm? Oh, yes, I’m sorry. I was just…I guess I was just lost in thought.” “It’s a fairly standard question, the

Iron Maiden – Senjutsu Review

[Artwork by Mark “The Tinkerer” Wilkinson] Senjutsu is a wonderful album. And with 30+ years of Iron Maiden experience under my belt, you can absolutely positively 100% take that statement to the bank. Unless those

A Tribute To Trouble’s Eric Wagner – May He Rest In Peace…

The first time I heard Trouble was back around ’86, upon randomly picking up a used copy of The Skull at my local record shop based solely on its magnificent cover artwork. Yes, it’s an

Skepticism – Companion Review

[Cover artwork by Tuomas A. Laitinen] Let us consider for a moment the notion of change and how the majority of living creatures prefer to avoid it in favor of steadfast routine swaddled in comfort.

Fluisteraars – Gegrepen Door De Geest Der Zielsontluiking Review

[Artwork by B. Mollema] “Time was standing still The meeting is over Their journey is on Oh, they should have known Not to play… With the powers of Hell Some people have lost their way

Diamonds & Rust: Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory

Heavy metal and gimmickry have had a complicated relationship since the very day the genre first crawled from the primordial soup. When the strategy has worked, the results have been remarkable: KISS, Mercyful Fate /