All posts by Chris C

Gus G. – Quantum Leap Review

There are only a handful of name-brand metal guitarists. Gus. G. is certainly one of them, and that was before he joined the Ozzy train in 2009. Firewind, Dream Evil, Nightrage, and Mystic Prophecy—he was

Brainstorm – Wall Of Skulls Review

A familiar voice is sometimes just enough pick-me-up. Now having Brainstormed for 22 years, Andy B. Franck is that familiar voice to many. More importantly, he’s that familiar voice to me. Franck was the voice

Oxygen Destroyer – Sinister Monstrosities Spawned By The Unfathomable Ignorance Of Humankind Review

A Washington state-based death / black / thrash band paying tribute to giant monsters with short and sweet albums and awesome cover art? Sign me up. A sonic straight-shooter, Oxygen Destroyer wastes no time introducing

Alchemy Of Flesh – Ageless Abominations Review

There’s no ignoring Alchemy of Flesh’s Floridian death metal sound, so let’s get that out of the way from the outset. The force, groove, tempo changes, and, ultimately, heft of Morbid Angel is all over

Tombstoner – Victims Of Vile Torture Review

New York’s Tombstoner delivers crushing death metal and pummeling breakdowns in near equal measure. It’s not an unfamiliar combination, but one that requires careful execution. And execute it Tombstoner does with Victims of Vile Torture,

Fate’s Hand – Fate’s Hand Review

The EP is the definitive introductory format for a reason. Australia’s Fate’s Hand waste little time making use of it here. And while its four tracks vary more in pace than sound, the self-titled EP

Vaelmyst – Secrypts Of The Egochasm Review

The world is not lacking for metal bands. Between Bandcamp and blogs, there’s an endless supply of new discoveries at our fingertips. Though somehow we’ve heard and seen it all. Several times over. Yet once

Vandor – On A Moonlit Night Review

Barring the self-titled historic release from the masters themselves, Helloween, 2021 has not been kind to the sunnier, slightly breezier corner of power metal. Sure, there’s been some stellar stuff in the form of Warrior