All posts by Lone Watie

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?

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