All posts by Lone Watie

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

Annihilator – Annihilator Review

What do you expect from a new Annihilator album? If it’s anything but a whole big ol’ boatload of rippin riffs and fiery shredwork in songs that are about equal parts killer and filler, then

Thulcandra – Fallen Angel’s Dominion Review

The relative merits of making an homage/worship album has long been a heated subject of debate among metal heads and music fans in general. Thulcandra’s debut, Fallen Angel’s Dominion, is as worthy a subject for

Borknagar – Universal Review

I’m late getting to my review of Borknagar’s Universal due to life and other such nonsense, which puts me squarely behind the great tide of thought on the record. My place knee-deep in the wash