All posts by Lone Watie

Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier Review

The Number of the Beast was the first heavy metal album I ever bought (on cassette from Fred Meyer’s at Lloyd Center Mall in Portland, Oregon, during the summer of 1982). Even though Iron Maiden

Vanden Plas – The Seraphic Clockwork Review

Vanden Plas has never had any problem establishing their bona fides. They are excellent musicians that write excellent songs. The only obvious complaint about their approach (outside those about prog metal, in general) has been

Hammers Of Misfortune – The August Engine Review

Having clicked on the link for this review, the chances are pretty good you already know Hammers of Misfortune’s The August Engine. Likely you’ve even read a good selection of other reviews over the album’s

Aiumeen Basoa – Iraganeko Bide Malkartsutik Review

Fans of the genre know too well that picking up a new folk metal album can be such a crapshoot. The search for quality in this niche of metal can be like treasure hunting in

Fracture – Dominate And Overload Review

Norway is better known for prog metal than power metal, even if both are but dimly lit stars amidst all the black metal in that icy north. Maybe it’s because what little power metal does

The Sequence Of Prime – Virion Review

You really have to love the one-man metal project. Sure, plenty of this type offer exercises in hot-mess masturbation, but to answer every Zarach ‘Baal’ Tharagh that tries to bury us in a suffocating pile

The Royal Arch Blaspheme – The Royal Arch Blaspheme Review

New release promo material is famous for its hyperbole, too often cavalierly throwing up descriptors like “unparalleled indomitable ruthlessly brutal planet-smashing heaviness,” so when Hell’s Headbangers announced that The Royal Arch Blaspheme’s debut had been

Ikuinen Kaamos – Fall Of Icons Review

Ikuinen Kaamos was poised to blow the living shit out of the dreaded sophomore slump with Epilogue when purported shenanigans on the part of their label brought the proceedings to a screeching halt. Rather than