All posts by Captain

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

Elder – Omens Review

[Artwork by Adrian Dexter] Beyond the certainty of death and taxes, one thing that unites most all willing participants of humankind is a humble craving to feel good. The pursuit of this unifying goal naturally

Nite – Darkness Silence Mirror Flame Review

[Cover artwork by Chris Kiesling / Misanthropic-Art] “No fun, no core, no mosh, no trends”: it’s basically the first line of the black metal rulebook as decreed by Øystein “Eur Fave Onymous” Aarseth and Deathlike

Escuela Grind – Indoctrination Review

When it comes to meltdowns / freak-outs / upheavals / hysterics / blowouts or any other common fit that leads to destruction, it’s best to look toward nature as the master designer, because despite the

Sweven – The Eternal Resonance Review

[Cover artwork by Raul Gonzalez] To say Morbus Chron disappointed the metal public by announcing their split back in the early days of September / 2015 is a bit of an understatement. Their 2011 debut,

Fluisteraars – Bloem Review

[Cover artwork: Fluisteraars] There are no rules in an art world where a banana duct-taped to a wall hauls in $120k and receives extensive press, and that’s a beautiful thing. Art is here to explore

Diamonds & Rust: Sodom – Agent Orange

[Album artwork: Andreas Marschall] Gelsenkirchen, Germany, early 1980s: A young Thomas Such finds himself not particularly taken with the notion of spending a perfectly good life buried in the depths of the local coal mines.

Marrasmieli – Between Land And Sky Review

Hyperbole is a useless endeavor, particularly when allowed to run amok within the often comedic realm of music reviews. Beyond the sheer awkwardness of it, limitless hyperbole mostly ends up yielding the opposite of its

Bestial Invasion – Monomania Review

People generally prefer to set their sights forward when a new year finally kicks into gear, and that obviously includes the majority of us in the music writing game. That’s good news for anyone interested