All posts by Captain

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

Threshold – Dead Reckoning Review

The following snippet was pulled directly off Nuclear Blast’s latest ad banner for the ninth full-length release from Threshold: “For fans of Dream Theater, Nevermore and Edge of Sanity” Hmmm, interesting. The Dream Theater reference

Arcana Coelestia – Ubi Secreta Colunt Review

Alchemy, mysticism, paranoia, neuroticism, and human suffering: all choice elements found within the scrawlings of a book entitled Inferno – courtesy of Sweden’s premiere author/playwright/chemist/chemical dabbler of yore, Johan August Strindberg – and also the

Amber Tears – Revelation Of Renounced Review

I recently made an observation in one of my reviews about how infrequently I hear mention of our friends across the pond in Russia when it comes to metalheads jawin’ about noteworthy newcomers in our

Clouds – Legendary Demo Review

Some folks may show interest in this record based purely on the fact that it’s the latest project from one-time Cave In laborer, Adam McGrath. Such was not the case for me, however. I chose

Lengsel – The Kiss-The Hope Review

Despite the fact that I have been a fan of Extol for a number of years, it wasn’t until two weeks ago that I finally heard mention of their connection to the band Lengsel. A

Furze – U.T.D. Review

My first exposure to Furze was through 2003’s Necromanzee Cogent – a delightfully quirky, eerie record that fused elements of psychedelic rock, proto-doom and black metal, all delivered with an atmosphere similar to a wacky

Tenhi – Airut: Aamujen Review

This year’s Maaäet was my first exposure to Finland’s Tenhi, and based on how often I spun the record over the course of a month, I was pretty quick on the trigger when I saw

Solitude Aeturnus – Alone Review

During a time when US-based metal labels were mostly searching for the next meaner, faster, more extreme band, Arlington, Texas’ Solitude Aeturnus epitomized the much less popular doom slant. This left the band with very