Category: Features

10s Essentials – Volume Four

Compliments and congratulations on enduring, fellow bubble beings! The 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s is pulling into stop #4 this week. CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE? We’re certain you can, because this is nothing

An Interview With Hällas: Auras, Candy Bars And Traditional Heavy Metal

What a year it’s been for Hällas. First they drop an incredible album in Conundrum and then they embark on a European tour to support that album. Then all gosh darn hell breaks loose and

Crossing The Fiery Path: Into Thy Mighty World Of Hellenic Black Metal

The importance of Bathory to black metal can never be overstated. By 1990, Quorthon had already laid out the blueprints for every black metal scene of any major relevance, and this was three years before

Candlemass – The Pendulum Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Evidently the sessions that created last year’s The Door to Doom didn’t just lead to the best Candlemass record in over a decade – and the first with

10s Essentials – Volume Three

Greetings and felicitations, children of technology! Not much has really happened in the weeks that have passed since Volume 1 and Volume 2 dropped, right? RIGHT?? We soldier forward, we denizens of the heavy metal

10s Essentials – Volume Two

Greetings, travelers! Welcome to Volume 2 of our 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s. Were you present and accounted for when Volume 1 landed last week and promptly asked to be escorted to your leader?

In Crust We Trust: Vol 14

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 14. This month, I’ve supplemented the usual array of riotous EPs and LPs with a stack of recent demos. In fact, there’s a veritable Deafening

Temple Of Void – The World That Was Review

When Temple Of Void released Of Terror And The Supernatural back in 2014, they had their sights set. The album sounded like proper death / doom ought to sound: not just slow death metal or