All posts by Captain

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

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

Witchsmeller Pursuivant – Manifest Of Evil Review

As strange as the name Witchsmeller Pursuivant sounds, it’s actually quite fitting. Swiped directly from the fifth episode of the first season of Rowan Atkinson’s Black Adder, the name  embodies the not-so-serious nature of this

Fall Of The Idols – The Seance Review

Full-length number two from Finland’s Fall of the Idols’, The Seance, finds the band treading a surprisingly darker path compared to what was delivered with 2006’s excellent Womb of the Earth. To the un-doomed ear

Dominici – O3 A Trilogy: Part 3 Review

Three has always been a significant number: Three distinct species of the human genus; three basic planes of Geology; Asimov’s 3 Laws of Robotics; three ingredients to an Atom; Freud’s three parts to the human

Dead Man – Euphoria Review

Pssst! C’mere, I have a little secret… Not all hippie music is bad. Sure, I’d rather eat a box full of rotted tacks than subject my ears to Phish, but as is often the case

Dead Congregation – Graves Of The Archangels Review

Graves of the Archangels has chopped off my head and kicked me into the mouth of hell with a most sinister brand of evil, old-school death metal. Here we find proper fealty paid to the