All posts by Lone Watie

Altar Of Plagues – White Tomb Review

The truth in the horror that is human nature is that people inflict the most terrible agonies on each other, to say nothing of their blatant contempt for the world in which they live. Heavy

Fughu – Absence Review

Show me an up-and-coming prog metal band and I’ll show you ten that make their object of worship as obvious as the toothy Jehovah’s Witness with a foot on your doorjamb bent on ramming a

Sun Of The Blind – Skullreader Review

There is something indescribably empowering in the half-wakened realization that one is dreaming. From within the bastion of reason, semi-lucid dreaming allows one to soar the realms of madness as if held aloft at the

Forest Stream – The Crown Of Winter Review

The cover of Forest Stream’s new record, The Crown of Winter, is a stunner. In every shade of glacial blue, it depicts a venerable sailing ship frozen aslant in icebound waters, agonizingly close to a

Cage – Science Of Annihilation Review

A new Cage album is no longer afforded the grace of being considered a potentially overlooked gem. The San Diego power troupe assured their fifth studio album, Science of Annihilation, a higher level of scrutiny

Gulch – Uphill Both Ways Review

Despite the fact that I had designs on tearing this album apart and was relishing the opportunity to lay critical waste to the band who on their Myspace page proudly describe themselves as “Kansas Farm-core

Archgoat – The Light-Devouring Darkness Review

The Light-Devouring Darkness is thirty minutes of pure fucking ugly. Archgoat has no use for melody, no time for harmony and no tolerance for catchiness. Lord Angelslayer’s vocals are so gutturally deep as to be

Artillery – When Death Comes Review

Next up in the cavalcade of thrash revivals: Artillery. If you don’t know, the Danish thrashers released a couple of good albums in the 80’s that borrowed a bit from the happening scenes of the