All posts by Dave Pirtle

Running Wild – Rogues En Vogue Review

Running Wild is one of the last of a dying breed – a band that keeps on chugging solely on the support of their fans. No big concert tours, no multi-page spreads in major magazines,

Porcupine Tree – Deadwing Review

If you’ve been a metal fan at any point during this millennium, chances are good you’ve heard of Porcupine Tree. Chances are equally good that you’ve also heard them, whether you found them on their

Napalm Death – The Code Is Red…Long Live The Code Review

After 20+ years in the business, the name Napalm Death has become synonymous with the terms “death metal” and “grindcore”. And why not? They helped pioneer both styles and have been doing it longer than

Wednesday 13 – Transylvania 90210: Songs Of Death, Dying, and the Dead Review

So, just what is a restless frontman to do when his band goes on hiatus? Many times, they’ll go and record a solo album. This can go one of two ways: either it will sound

HammerFall – Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken Review

Oh, how I wish HammerFall could be new to me again! When I first heard them it was as the opening act for Death on their 1999 tour, and for a kid who grew up

Fozzy – All That Remains Review

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, Fozzy is back for another round. Long gone are the days of being the long-lost heavy metal band at last freed from Japan, back to reclaim their stolen hits like

Loits – Vere Kutse Kohustab Review

Call in the sub-genre police – I think this is black metal but they might insist it’s pagan metal or some other silly sub-categorization. At any rate, the spirit of Loits is definitely in black

Devil Lee Rot – Metalizer Review

“When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.” Thus began Franz Kafka’s story The Metamorphosis. An important line not only because it