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

Becerus – Homo Homini Brutus Review

[Album artwork: Karl Dahmer / Dahmer Art] Here’s the great news: Death metal is still in the midst of an absurd upswing in popularity, resulting in an endless avalanche of brutal, technical, melodic, blackened, progressive,

Diamonds & Rust: Celtic Frost – Into The Pandemonium

[Cover artwork: The Garden of Earthly Delights, by Hieronymous Bosch] Side A: 1. Mexican Radio [3:29] (Wall of Voodoo) 2. Mesmerized [3:25] (Martin Ain, Thomas Warrior) 3. Inner Sanctum [5:16] (Ain, Warrior) 4. Tristesses de

Wheel – Preserved In Time Review

[Cover artwork: Frammes Kalender // Koloman Moser] Most of us have been in the game long enough to recognize the dangers associated with statements related to “this is the best material [band] has recorded to

Paladine – Entering The Abyss Review

[Artwork by Jimmy “Dreadjim” Ling] Heavy metal and escapism have been instinctive chums since day one, but a next level of camaraderie exists as it relates power metal (US and Euro variations), more so than

Herzel – Le Dernier Rempart Review

[Cover artwork by Flog Diver | Illustration & Design] From the perspective of an American fan, one of the true benefits of enduring these many years and still holding true to rabid fan status after

Warrior Path – The Mad King Review

[Cover artwork by Dimitar Nikolov] Somewhere out there right at this very moment, a power or power-related metal band is putting together a new album and hoping the material is extraordinary enough to tempt the

Empyrium – Über Den Sternen Review

[Artwork by Fursy Teyssier] How are you fixed for melancholy? All things considered, probably just fine, as I’m sure you’ve likewise had more than your fill of essentially every branch of sadness the universe has

Mefitis – Offscourings Review

[Album artwork: Pendath] Spend enough time in and around the extreme metal sphere and the likelihood that the following words—progressive, avant-garde, technical, and experimental—will eventually inspire you to pound your head against a brick wall