All posts by Lone Watie

Deathbell – A Nocturnal Crossing Review

[Cover artwork by Adam Burke at Nightjar Illustration] France’s Deathbell broke convention and tossed the idea of a sophomore slump right on its ass. Where 2018’s debut, With the Beyond, was a fine reiteration of

Voivod – Synchro Anarchy Review

[Art by Michel “Away” Langevin] By all reliable accounts, Voivod’s last album, The Wake, was a resounding success. That record continued an upward trajectory begun with the addition of Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain on guitar in

Best of 2021 – Lone Watie: It Helps To Know What You Got

When I sat down to work out an introduction to my best of list, I already had a long, loud list in my head of grievances and shames and laments. They’re certainly valid, most of

Molybaron ‒ The Mutiny Review

France’s MolyBaron self-released their second album, The Mutiny, back in May and somebody at InsideOut Music liked it enough to pick it up for a formal release in late October. That’s a bit of a

Artwork by Garry Sharpe-Young

Diamonds & Rust: Skyclad – The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth

I am the Pagan Man–I speak for all my kind, When I criticise your point of view–your hollow state of mind. You say that I’m an animal–well this at least is true, I’m a thinking,

Greenleaf – Echoes From A Mass Review

[Covert art by Peder Bergstrand] The most notable aspect of Greenleaf’s new album, Echoes from a Mass, is its tone. And that’s as it should be for any band playing any kind of music, but

Octavision – Coexist Review

Even as they exalt The List themselves, music nerds have long and rightfully decried the injustice of the annual list season, as it celebrates the best of the year way before that year is even

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?