All posts by Jeremy Morse

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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

Rainbow – Live In Germany, 1976 Review

These days live albums are not valued in the same way they were a few decades ago. Today, more often than not, they are tossed off to fulfill a contractual obligation and rarely receive much

Premonition 13 – 13 Review

Scott “Wino” Weinrich has been a busy guy lately. Since the demise of The Hidden Hand in 2007, Wino has released a solo album, a solo acoustic album, an album with the super group Shrinebuilder,

Exhumed – All Guts, No Glory Review

After being left to rot for six years, the withered carcass of Exhumed, has been… exhumed, and I suppose it should not come as a surprise that the band has emerged all the stronger for

Portrait – Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae Review

The power and traditional metal genres are filled with bands that aspire to be the next Iron Maiden or Judas Priest. To date they have all failed, but in the process, some have made some