All posts by Lone Watie

Best of 2020 – Lone Watie: We Find What We Look For

Of course, in terms of human events, a year is an arbitrary construct. It isn’t a thing with agency. A year doesn’t do things. But maaaan, 2020 feels like a real life son-of-a-bitch, doesn’t it?

Kepler Ten – A New Kind Of Sideways Review

I wouldn’t say I have my finger on the pulse of anything. In fact I’m lucky when my fingers manage to find my zipper before I head out of the john and back into the

Dark Quarterer – Pompei Review

Piombino, Italy’s Dark Quarterer make epic heavy metal because they love making epic heavy metal. Co-founders Gianni Nepi and Paolo “Nipa” Ninci have been at it since the mid-70s, while their younger and equally devoted

Just A Little Of Your Fire: A Dark Quarterer Primer

Dark Quarterer is a heavy metal band from Italy and it’s okay if you don’t know who they are. That fact would probably surprise virtually no one, actually, including the band. If you are already

Cover art by Jeremy Hush

Valkyrie – Fear Review

Not sure what happened for the boys in Valkyrie since 2015, but it’s pretty clear that, at some point, the blue sky gave way to gray clouds. Judging by the song titles and lyrics on

Haken – Virus Review

Alright, first off: no, Virus is not the product of a cynical marketing ploy designed to exploit current world circumstances. In fact, the notion of Haken’s sixth album and sequel to 2018’s Vector germinated while

Pale Divine – Consequence Of Time Review

I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night a lot lately. All the stuff going on in the world. It’s sometimes hard to figure out what to do with myself in the sleepless

Artwork by Crux (Vaggelis Neofotistos)

Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse Review

People find solace in the strangest places. Heavy metal fans, in particular, must seem to the outsider at least a card short of a full deck when they describe the grounding and centering comfort of