All posts by Chris C

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

Bloodbound – Creatures Of The Dark Realm Review

Bloodbound have quietly amassed a good but not great discography. So while Creatures of the Dark Realm is the band’s ninth full-length album, experience speaks less to quality than to commitment to craft. That isn’t

Silver Talon – Decadence And Decay Review

There’s a lot to like about Silver Talon, not the least of which is that the band manages to get the most out of its three guitarists. And while the Portland, Oregon-based band may have

Hanternoz – Au Fleuve De Loire Review

A band most of us are unfamiliar with paying tribute to a river many of us are merely vaguely aware of in a language quite a bit of us don’t speak. France’s Hanternoz asks much