All posts by Chris C

Abscession – Rot Of Ages Review

Put simply, Rot of Ages finds the buzzsaw in good hands. It won’t bowl you over with inventiveness. But a good bowl-over will be had nonetheless. Good editing is at least half the battle when

Monument Of Misanthropy – Unterweger Review

Even ignoring that it’s a concept album about an Austrian serial killer, no one who has had the benefit of looking at Unterweger’s cover art would be surprised to learn that Monument of Misanthropy plays

Mortal Vision – Mind Manipulation Review

Without playing a note, Mortal Vision accomplish what even the most veteran bands often fail at—wearing band shirts that serve as semi-appropriate reference points for its sound: Sadus, Sodom, Voivod, and Cannibal Corpse. OK, so

Knife – Knife Review

Knife’s Knife is as succinct as it is, well, cutting. And while the Motörhead, Midnight, and Venom comparisons will take few by surprise, there’s an undeniable vigor and charm to “Inside the Electric Church,” “K.N.I.F.E.,”

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