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Forsaken – After The Fall Review

A little ways off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea rests the densely populated island of Malta. Tourists come to experience the nation’s varied historical influence, along with visiting the nearby Megalithic Temples

Isole – Silent Ruins Review

These Swedes are quickly becoming one of the more prolific acts in the epic doom metal genre. 2008 not only saw the release of Bliss of Solitude, but Bryntse and Olsson’s epic doom take on

Deathspell Omega – Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum: Chaining The Katechon Review

As far as I’m concerned, Deathspell Omega remain one of the most challenging and interesting projects in extreme metal today. And when I say “challenging and interesting,” I’m not only referring to elements purely of

Darkthrone – Dark Thrones And Black Flags Review

Things seem to be going pretty well in the Darkthrone camp. Nocturno and family are tucked away in the middle of Nowhere, Norway doing cozy-cuddly family things, and Fenriz is living comfortably enough to toss

Klabautamann – Our Journey Through The Woods (Reissue) Review

First of all, I don’t consider myself a fan of the jollier, Humppa-styled metal released by bands such as Finntroll, so I approached this album with a fair bit of caution due to the playful

Esoteric – The Maniacal Vale Review

Many metal fans have issues gobbling down funeral doom. In that regard, I suppose it could be considered the creamed corn of our beloved genre. Actually, that seems a bit harsh, as some of us

Moonsorrow – Tulimyrsky EP Review

Ep-ic [ep-ik]: noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style. Ep-ic as Balls [ep-ik az bawls]:

Grand Magus – Iron Will Review

When I was a kid back in the early 80s, I spent countless afternoons flipping through the metal section of the local record store near my house. Every now and again, someone would mistakenly file