All posts by Lone Watie

Long Distance Calling – Long Distance Calling Review

It’s really too bad the “post” tag gets tossed around so indiscriminately in heavy music. The term seems to attach itself to anything and everything with low, fuzzy notes stretched over any sort of atmosphere,

Negative Plane – Stained Glass Revelations Review

Goddamn, Negative Plane’s second record, Stained Glass Revelations, had me pulling myself in forty different directions looking for purchase on some pertinent perspective. This is one of those toughies to evaluate, because it will be

Silent Stream Of Godless Elegy – Návaz

Traditionally, bands with an exceptional lead guitarist, if they’ve got their wits about them, craft their sound around that player’s leads and solos. Nothing’s more frustrating than getting an album from one of those acts

Wino – Adrift Review

Unfortunately, too many folks associate acoustic records with the Unplugged series, MTV’s dressing-up of the network’s most lucrative acts’ most marketable songs in the guise of intimate restylings. Early on, Gen Xers snarfed up the

Bruce Lamont – Feral Songs For The Epic Decline Review

Bruce Lamont’s first solo LP, Feral Songs of the Epic Decline, is actually a compilation of prior EP’s, Feral (2008) and The Epic Decline (2010). Together, they represent Lamont’s foray into sonic exploration as respite

James LaBrie – Static Impulse Review

One gets the sense listening to James Labrie sing that he takes his work very seriously. Not so much the pinpoint-focused craftsman, nor the humorless artisan, but just that he lets no sung note hit

John Ray’s Top 20 Of 2010

I’ve seen a lot of folks talking about how weird 2010 has been.  And how shitty.  I don’t know how I feel about it yet, except that it went too fucking fast.  Or maybe not

Angra – Aqua Review

I’ve always been supremely weirded out by those folks in church that sing their songs with fervent clenched-eyelid passion, hands raised to the heavens and slowly swaying. I’ve simply never been willing to drink enough