All posts by Dave Pirtle

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Grip Inc. – Incorporated Review

Formed in the mid-90s, Grip Inc. had all the right tools to become a major player – namely acclaimed producer Waldemar Sorychta on guitars, Gus Chambers on vocals, and the one and only Dave Lombardo

In The Woods – Heart Of The Ages Review

Apparently I was fortunate enough to see In The Woods at their first, last, and only U.S. appearance at November to Dismember 2000 (the band broke up shortly after). I didn’t know who they were,

In Flames – Soundtrack To Your Escape Review

Well, here it is – the new album from In Flames. You all know who they are, so screw the history lesson. I will say however, that my path down the road of underground metal

Thunderstone – The Burning Review

It was with much trepidation that I slipped the new Thunderstone CD, The Burning, into my stereo for the first time. Having been thoroughly unimpressed by the random tracks I had heard on samplers, and

HammerFall – One Crimson Night Review

If you are not a HammerFall fan, please stop here. There is nothing for you to read here. Why would you waste your time reading about a band you loathe, anyway? That is time better

Probot – Probot Review

Ahhh, Probot. The name of Dave Grohl’s metal project has been sending ripples throughout the music scene for years. The list of announced guest vocalists was a veritable who’s-who from metal’s golden era. Anticipation, and

Exodus – Tempo of the Damned Review

Well over a decade since the poorly received Force of Habit, Exodus delivers their long-awaited follow-up/comeback album, Tempo of the Damned. Released in Europe two years to the day of the death of original vocalist

Gorerotted – Only Tools and Corpses Review

Ahhhh, Gorerotted – a band with a name that screams “shitty death metal inside!” So imagine my surprise when I found myself enjoying their track from Relapse’s Contaminated 5.0 compilation, the humorously titled “Gagged, Shagged,