All posts by Captain

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

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

Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave Review

How difficult it must be to follow a perfect album. Wait, wait… Not that kind of perfect album. Perfection is a pipe dream, and there are no perfect albums. Sorry, Pink Floyd, Rush, Prince, Public

Still Full Of Life: 20 Years Of Opeth’s Still Life

There are devotees of metal out there who don’t respect Opeth, just as I assume there are human beings roaming the planet who don’t care for David Attenborough. The mind boggles at what sort of

Dold Vorde Ens Navn – Gjengangere I Hjertets Mørke Review

“Old dogs don’t have to learn new tricks if the old tricks remain fucking awesome.” ~ World renowned canine trainer and behaviorist, Dr. Morton Van Tinklefritz Listen, I’m allowed to call metal’s seasoned veterans “old