All posts by Captain

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

Yob – Atma Review

Two words quickly sprang to mind as I started putting together thoughts about my collective Yob experience: “epiphany” and “resonation.” That first choice is obviously pretty dramatic, so I’ll address it quickly in hopes of stemming

The Gates Of Slumber – The Wretch Review

Burn in Hell, middle ground — the truly memorable works of our time are those efforts that populate the more intense realms of love and hate. And really, album number five from The Gates of

Faces Of Bayon – Heart Of The Fire Review

WarHorse. That word alone might be all that’s necessary to push a number of folks towards this album. Despite the fact that he shoveled coals to the flames pre–As Heaven Turns to Ash, Faces of

In Solitude – The World. The Flesh. The Devil Review

Allow me to share with you one of my darkest and most haunting metal fears: King Diamond will eventually lay down his bone-cross microphone for good. That’s something I really don’t like to think about,

Loss – Despond Review

Well, there goes the fucking neighborhood… Despond delivers a brand of music that’s entirely capable of lowering a gargantuan boot-heel directly to the throat of the fresh summer months. SNAP!! Gone are the lively bbq’s, the lazy afternoons

Twisted Tower Dire – Make It Dark Review

It takes an album as starkly upbeat as Make it Dark to properly convince my brain that 95% of the music I consume pushes a decidedly negative slant. I suppose that’s one of the primary

While Heaven Wept – Fear Of Infinity Review

While Heaven Wept‘s peerless Vast Oceans Lachrymose brought a lot of new faces to the band’s doorstep back in 2009. And rightly so: the album marked a new pinnacle in terms of emotional, utterly absorbing

Argus: An Interview With Brian “Butch” Balich

It’s been heavy metal’s consistent predilection towards exploring dark themes and pushing extremes that’s pulled so many of us into its tractor beam over these many long years. But during those golden moments of the