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

Altered Dead – Returned To Life Review: I, For One, Welcome Our New Alien Overlords

[Cover artwork by Matt Sidney] I’ve spent the last couple months taking a deep dive into Cixin Liu’s The Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy (just starting book 3, so no spoilers, please), and I now

Best Of 2020 – Captain: Caught Between A Bunch Of Hard Rock And Some Sad Faces

I spend a lot of time thinking about balance. We all do, to varying degrees, but I sometimes wonder if I think about balance more than the average human, and I occasionally suspect that this

We Have The Power – The Top 25 Power Metal (And Power-Related) Albums Of 2020

If you’re reading these words, you have managed to survive eleven months of 2020. That detail alone is worthy of commendation, given the fact that nothing short of an intense and conquering alien offensive could

Undergang – Aldrig I Livet Review

[Cover artwork by David Torturdød] Why are we as disgusting human beings so attracted to things that are disgusting? There are a number of reasons, but it’s essentially rooted in the fact that we’re all

Possessed Steel – Aedris Review

[Cover artwork by Tamara Comas] Toronto, Ontario’s Possessed Steel spends precisely zero minutes and zip seconds attempting any sort of subterfuge regarding what’s on tap with their debut full-length, Aedris. And just in case you’re

Molassess – Through The Hollow Review

[Artwork by Max Rovers] It would be unreasonable to speak of the debut full-length from Molassess and not make reference to the now defunct The Devil’s Blood. The two are intertwined via four previous members

Fates Warning – Long Day Good Night Review

[Artwork by Patrick Atkins] Veteran Fates Warning fans are an extremely devoted bunch. We approach each release with marked enthusiasm, we routinely show support by collecting tactile goods, and we commonly do whatever it takes

Wobbler – Dwellers Of The Deep Review

[Cover artwork: Mundus Subterraneus, an engraving by Athanasius Kircher from 1664 redefined by graphic artist Thomas Kaldhold] Not sure you’ve noticed, but the Nordic countries are quite powerful when it comes to progressive music. Oh,