All posts by Chris C

Epica – The Alchemy Project Review

Epica could record an album of Karol G covers and no one would bat an eye. So the fact that the band is collaborating with musicians from Shining, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Soilwork, Aborted, Insomnium, Uriah Heep,

Angmodnes – The Weight Of Eternity Review

Rarely would one use the phrase “short and sweet” to describe funeral doom. Yet here we are, courtesy of M.V. and Y.S. of Dutch doomsters Angmodnes and their debut EP, The Weight of Eternity. And

Lord Of Confusion – Evil Mystery Review

There was a time when you couldn’t throw a rock without breaking the CD case of some amazing doom release from I Hate Records. Right around 2005 to about 2010. Isole. Burning Saviours. The Gates

Dead Void – Volatile Forms Review

Given the current collective headspace, the thick layer of death/doom on Dead Void’s Volatile Forms probably isn’t the healthiest use of forty four minutes for the lot of us. There are certainly days where I

Escarnium – Dysthymia Review

Dysthymia, in case you’re wondering, means a persistent mild depression. And it’s about as fitting a title as any for the dark, sweepingly melodic, and often lumbering death metal sound of Brazil’s Escarnium. The band’s

Reincarnated – Of Boötes Void Death Spell Review

Thailand’s Reincarnated aim to “play only the darkest and most doomed-out death metal: gutted, ghastly, and knuckle-dragging with no room for innovation or progression.” Without a shred of doubt, that goal has been achieved on

The Halo Effect – Days Of The Lost Review

Metal sees so many reformations and regroupings that genuine surprise is rare. Yet when it was announced that Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Peter Iwers, Niclas Engelin, and Daniel Svensson had formed a band together my

Extermination Day – Be The Consequence Review

Extermination Day’s Be the Consequence rides a doom and punk spiked heavy metal wave that is too considerate to knock you flat on your ass but instead glides you rather gracefully home with groove. An