All posts by Lone Watie

The Firstborn – The Noble Search Review

While the incorporation of ethnic musical influences and lyrical themes is nothing new to metal, its practice seems to have become more popular in the last five years or so and there appears to be

Hunted – Alone Review

One of the great frustrations of many progressive metal fans is that the progenitors of the genre have, over the course of their long careers, more or less steered away from metal in favor of

Deceiver – Thrashing Heavy Metal Review

Okay, so everybody understands the appeal of the Ferrari. Who can resist the draw of 490 horsepower, 340 foot pounds of torque and 0-60 in 4.8 seconds? And, of course, it’s so, so sexy. But

Zonaria – The Cancer Empire Review

Sweden seems to churn out melodic death metal bands the way Hollywood churns out douchebags. One of the more recent products of the Swedish melodeath sweatshop is a group of early-twenty-somethings that calls itself Zonaria.

The Prophecy – Into The Light Review

Good doom-death metal is depressing. That’s the point. Life can be bleak and it often burdens us with pain so heavy it challenges our very right to exist. The best bands in the genre have

The Faceless – Planetary Duality Review

Some other reviews will say a lot about The Faceless’ previous -core leanings and make a big deal about this album’s movement away from that style and toward a stricter technical death metal approach. The

Elite – We Own The Mountains Review

Elite hail from Mo I Rana, Norway, which is about a stone’s throw from the Arctic friggin’ Circle; so far north that they get virtually no sunlight for most of the winter, during which temperatures