All posts by Jeremy Morse

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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

Cathedral – Anniversary Review

I have an odd relationship with Cathedral: While I have enjoyed much of the band’s work over the years, I feel the band never lived up to the potential for doom dominance displayed on its

Vintage Hallows – Death

  When thinking of Halloween-themed music, the work of Death is probably not what first springs to mind. The impression of the late Chuck Schuldiner most of us are left with is one of a visionary artist

Cryptborn – In The Grasp Of The Starving Dead Review

As the serrated fuzz of the Boss Heavy Metal pedal rips through the speakers in the opening strains of “A Feast for the Grave”, the first track on Cryptborn’s Into the Grasp of the Starving

Excruciator – Devouring Review

Excruciator’s 2009 demo was a nugget of brutal thrash that I returned to again and again, long after my review. So when the opportunity came to review the band’s full-length debut, Devouring, I jumped at