All posts by Jeremy Morse

Riffs or GTFO.

Riffology 103 – The Root Of All Evil

In retrospect, two installments of a column about great metal riffs without featuring a Black Sabbath tune is probably two too many. My bad. Today, I make it right. In this lesson we go back

Asphyx – Deathhammer Review

In my mind, I know that metal needs new ideas to remain a vital genre. I know that many things that seem odd, out of place or downright stupid to me now, will, in time,

Mpire Of Evil – Hell To The Holy

Mpire of Evil is a super-group of sorts, composed of former Venom members, the most notable of which is Jeff “Mantas” Dunn, Venom’s founding guitarist, who has been off the metal radar since leaving that band over

Riffology 102 – Forensic Clinicism / The Sanguine Article

I hope you all enjoyed your extended winter break, but now class is back in session. In today’s lesson, we will examine a riff from the Carcass composition “Forensic Clinicism/The Sanguine Article”, which is featured

Decaying – Encirclement Review

On November 30th, 1939, the Soviet Union invaded Finland, and thus began a three-and-a-half-month-long conflict known as the Winter War. Vastly outnumbered, out-gunned, out-planed, and out-tanked, the Finns, with superior organization, superior tactics, superior winter

Riffology 101 – Balls To The Wall

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Riffology. In this course we will examine great riffs in metal history and attempt to discern the nature of said greatness. Course requirements include good ears and a strong neck.

Ominous Crucifix – The Spell Of Damnation Review

The Spell of Damnation is the debut album from Mexican outfit Ominous Crucifix. As the band’s name and the album title suggest, the members of Ominous Crucifix are not regular church-goers. Eight tracks of Jesus-hating death metal

Horrendous – The Chills Review

The Chills is the debut album from American death metal act, Horrendous. While the band’s name might be Horrendous, thankfully, its music is not. Unfortunately there is something else The Chills is not: original. Horrendous