All posts by Lone Watie

Corsair – Alpha Centauri Review

Virginia’s Corsair draw liberally from all spheres of 70’s heavy rock for their debut EP, Alpha Centauri, which is a concept album, both varied and cohesive, whose story feels as natural as it is familiar.

Alcest – Écailles De Lune Review

Shoegaze, for me, has the emotional tone of a gray, overcast day. It seems sad, but there’s an inherently solemn beauty in its calm that kindles quiet reflection. Ultimately, it is the warm glow permeating

Les Discrets – Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées Review

One of the things I love about independent artists (or at least those that cater to the spirit of independent art), is their ability to condense all the intricacies of making that art into something

Voices From Beyond – The Gates Of Madness Review

I’ve said it before and here I go again: I find very few things in heavy music as refreshing as a band that can make old school style sound brand new. Recent exemplary efforts from

Blood Cult – We Are The Cult Of The Plains Review

Man, I am a total sucker for bands that really mix it up. Dog Fashion Disco, Estradasphere, Waltari and, of course, Faith No More, are but a few of my favorite heavier eclectic bands, but

Stygian – Fury Rising Review

Indulge me, if you would, a bit of anecdote to set the stage for my review of a record that represents everything I hate about what passes for competent heavy music in the realm of

Xandria – Kill The Sun (Reissue) Review

Kill the Sun is a re-release of Xandria’s debut LP, introduced originally in 2003, and is just one of three (from among four) of their long players reissued for North America by Artoffact Records in

Valkyrja – Contamination Review

Three years after the release of their debut and just nine months following its reissue from new label, Metal Blade, Valkyrja lay upon us ten new tracks of infective Swedish black metal in Contamination. Whereas