Category: Features

Leng Tch’e – Hypomanic Discussion

Belgian grinders Leng Tch’e are set to release their fifth full-length in June, the blistering Hypomanic. Even with a new vocalist, a new drummer and a new record label, Hypomanic is happily just bashing and blasting business-as-usual for these self-proclaimed “razorgrinders.”  Metal Review had the quick opportunity

Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

On May 16, 2010, Ronnie James Dio passed away after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was sixty-seven years old. It goes without saying that the man was an absolute legend in the realm

Altar Of Plagues – The Era Of Immense Change

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen It might not happen very soon, but there will be a day when the oceans finally turn themselves upside down and the atmosphere cracks wide open from stratosphere to mesosphere,

In Memoriam: Peter Steele (1962 – 2010)

On the evening of April 14, 2010, Petrus T. Ratajczyk–better known as Peter Steele, frontman of Carnivore and Type O Negative–died of apparent heart failure. He was 48 years old. As is typically the case,

An Interview With Finntroll – Stretching Their Limits

Originally written by Erik Thomas. There are very few truly unique bands in metal anymore. However, back in 1997 a few drunk Finns gathered in the craggy mysterious woods of Helsinki to create what was

Fuck The Facts: Unnamed Interview

In the course of a decade, Canadian unit Fuck The Facts has gone from being the one-man grind project of founder/guitarist Topon Das to a full-fledged band that consistently pushes the boundaries of grindcore. The band has

John Ray’s Top 20 Of 2009

First, my apologies for being so late with this.  Thing is, I spent the last couple of weeks battling an upper respiratory infection and simultaneous nasal staph infection.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of

Zach Duvall’s Top 20 of 2009

2009 has been one helluva year for me and music. The sheer number of killer albums and shows (Neurosis!) has been overwhelming, making the 29th year of my life my best yet as a music