Category: Features

An Interview With Watain – Reaping Lawlessness

Originally written by Melissa Mercury. If there’s one thing that’s lacking in the modern black metal scene today, it is this: conviction. Albums from countless bands are delivered in droves to the MR headquarters on a daily basis.

Deströyer 666 – An Interrogation

originally written by Juho Mikkonen ”So, what do you wanna know?” a giant asks, waking me up from my crapulous haze with a voice from below. I spend a fifth of a second to gain

An Interview With Revocation – The Art of Shredding

Originally written by Patrick Rennick. DARK RECOLLECTIONS About ten minutes away from the sprawling campus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is the seemingly cozy neighborhood of Grantwood Drive. Tidy lawns greet all who

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