All posts by Captain

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

Grand Magus – Hammer Of The North Review

Anyone who considers themselves a serious music fan has had a beloved band drag them through the triple “A” threat of anticipation, apprehension and anguish. The anticipation rides in high when we first hear tale

The Dead – Ritual Executions Review

Welcome back to Cappy’s Guttural Grotto of Cavemanic Barbarity…of Death…Metal: A harsh landscape where huge, percolating tar pits swallow triggered drums and corrupt glossy sheens with abscesses spurting syrupy filth. A primal terrain where Raw

Rhapsody Of Fire – The Frozen Tears Of Angels Review

I have a feeling my being an American fan of Rhapsody of Fire attaches to me the sort of stigma that fellow Statesider’s associate with the kind of person who spends Friday nights slumped over

Iron Man – Black Night & The Passage (Reissue) Review

Note: for clarification purposes, this review covers two separate re-issues from Shadow Kingdom Records of Iron Man‘s first two releases — this is not a “2-on-1” package. One of the many rewarding things about steeping

Wuthering Heights – Salt Review

To say the release of Wuthering Heights‘ fifth record has been highly anticipated amongst their fans would be akin to saying Hasselhoff “sorta likes to drink his dinner” (and his breakfast…and second breakfast, elevenses, and

Valborg – Crown Of Sorrow Review

Somewhere out in the nebulous immensity of the cosmos, directly on the curve between fabrication and factuality, floats a land inhabited by the peculiar cerebral offspring of the three eccentrics who make up Deutschland’s purveyors

Gamma Ray – To The Metal! Review

“We came to feel the thunder, the lightning and the heat. We came to hail the Metal Gods, bangin’ to the beat! Singing HAAAAIL to the metal! Haaaail! HAIL, HEAVY METAL! Haaaail!” I think I

Darkthrone – Circle The Wagons Review

First, a quick tip of the hat to the people of Peaceville Records: A pre-order of the LP version of Circle the Wagons brought it to my doorstep a full month before the official release