All posts by Captain

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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

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