All posts by Captain

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

Diabolizer – Khalkedonian Death Review

[Cover artwork by Jon Zig] When was the last time a death metal album ripped your head off and kicked it directly into the mouth of Hell? A true H-E double drumsticks version of Hell

Helloween – Helloween Review

[Artwork by the unrivaled Eliran Kantor] If humankind ever ends up with a tombstone somewhere out there in the great beyond, a solid argument could be made for the following words to be written across

Pharaoh – The Powers That Be Review

At some point in every human’s existence, we discover the value of “not worrying about it.” Our parents hammer the lesson home early when we first start wondering about life’s less attractive elements—undue illness, death,

Cirith Ungol – Half Past Human Review

[Cover artwork by the peerless Michael Whelan] Friendly greetings from the mouth of madness that is the collector’s music room, fellow accumulators of all things heavy duty, underground, and…well, collectible. Please wind your way through

Lugubrum – Bruyne Kroon Review… FRRRAAAPPPPP

There exists an occasionally silent and almost always deadly killer among us at any given moment with the potential to soil our greatest triumphs just as effortlessly as it has the capacity for heroism during

Silver Lake By Esa Holopainen Review

[Cover artwork by Metastazis] Most of us have been around the game long enough to recognize that a modest amount of caution may be advised when approaching solo albums from metal artists. Yes, they’ve often

Project: Roenwolfe – Edge Of Saturn Review

[Cover artwork by Sam Nelson] There was a time when the words “thrash revival” mostly conjured thoughts of a seemingly endless slew of Bay Area revivalists such as Warbringer, Evile, Bonded By Blood, Untimely Demise,