All posts by Lone Watie

Voivod – The Wake Review

We’re each of us the sum of our experiences, aren’t we? And because most of us are human beings with both a sense of shame and an intense desire to connect with other people (somehow),

Redemption – Long Night’s Journey Into Day Review

Seems music buffs are always looking for better, especially when we’re having new albums tossed at us like the old man’s bread crumbs to the ducks (fuck off, pigeons). And metal music is oh-so-happy to

Embracing The Gray – A Reflection On Fates Warning’s Most Unique Moment

When Last Rites decided to do a Devil’s Dozen for Fates Warning, there was the usual consternation over what was to be included even after the initial votes had been tallied. I had trouble with

High Spirits – Motivator Review

There’s just so many things on a given day that I do not want to do. Work. Pay bills. Mow the lawn. Shower. I’ll go out on a limb here and guess that’s true for

Virus – Memento Collider Review

Even if each Virus release has moved ever further from the black metal that anchored the band’s innovative beginnings as Ved Buens Ende, it’s really only made more salient their utter originality. Virus’ unique sound

Young Hunter – Young Hunter Review

If it wasn’t for feelings, music might not be anything more than a spattering of sounds; so much clacking, thumping, ringing and whooshing in the air, sometimes signaling something of note but mostly not. So

Ecferus – Pangaea Review

Seems there’s enough shittiness in the space of any given day and its spread far and wide enough that most anybody has surely at one time or another sat and wondered how in the living

Lone Watie’s Best Of 2015

I recall spending more effort and time than usual avoiding the news in 2015. And I kind of expect that to continue through 2016. I also spent a lot more time not staring at the