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Riffology 112 – Kreative Evolution: Part II

Welcome to part two of Riffology’s Kreative Evolution mini-series, wherein we will examine riffs from the Kreator catalogue on an album by album basis. 1986 was the pinnacle year for thrash. The year birthed two undisputed

Riffology 112 – Kreative Evolution: Part I

For the next several installments of Riffology, we will break from format (somewhat) by adding a little history to our lessons. We shall embark on a riff odyssey through the catalog of German thrash kings,

Chaos Inception – The Abrogation Review

According to the promo sheet that accompanied the digital copy of Chaos Inception’s second album, The Abrogation, the Alabama quartet is “dedicated to the destruction of the current death metal paradigm and a return to

Ectovoid – Fractured In The Timeless Abyss Review

It must have been fate that MetalReview’s own Chris McDonald asked me to review his band Ectovoid’s debut, Fractured in the Timeless Abyss, during a time when I was trapped in my own sort of

Riffology 111 – Procreation Of The Wicked

The last installment of Riffology featured one of my favorite bands, Mercyful Fate. This week, the trend continues with Celtic Frost. In a few short years, Celtic Frost created a wildly diverse (and wildly uneven)

Riffology 110 – Doomed By The Living Dead

This being the tenth installment of Riffology, I thought I would celebrate this mini-milestone by covering one of my favorite bands: Mercyful Fate. I could go on for days about how great this band was

Impiety – Ravage And Conquer Review

The first and last time I heard Singapore’s Impiety was on the band’s third album, Kaos Kommand 696, which was released almost ten years ago. Despite enough line-up changes over the past decade to make

Kill Devil Hill – Kill Devil Hill Review

Rex Brown and Vinnie Appice have both spent most of their lengthy careers in the shadows of larger than life figures. Phil Anselmo and Dimebag Darrell were always the focal points in Pantera, and Vinnie