Category: Features

Jordan Campbell’s Top 20 of 2010

2010 was a weird year. While there was a ton of heavy metal for the taking (the disparate lists of my colleagues will attest to this), I didn’t really have much time to digest it.

Ufomammut – Music As A Religion

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen Although the plate of underground metal is full of impassioned zealots who seem to do nothing but harness all their energy to bring new pieces of art into being, only

Six Blasphemies – Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen’s Current Playlist

For the November edition of Staff Infections, Metal Review’s Sasha Horn extended an invitation to Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, Twilight Of The Gods, ex-Mayhem) to contribute his own playlist. He responded with six

Demilich – Excerpts From A 17-Year Swansong

originally written by Juho Mikkonen It’s rather unfortunate that the term “cult” (let’s just pretend that the other transcription doesn’t even exist) has gone through a process of depreciation through inflation of Weimarian proportions and

An Interview With Pestilence – The Quest for the Holy Grail

Originally written by Melissa Mercury. Hailing from the Netherlands, the influential death metal band Pestilence can be credited with creating the foundation for what death metal is today. Originating in 1986, they exploded onto the scene with

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Sunday 7/4/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen For your average dickface-cum-festival-goer the third and final day at Tuska is not usually that much about resurrection of biblical proportions. In lieu of getting a new life or a

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Saturday 7/3/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen As the first day of the revelry finally culminated in Devin Townsend’s mesmerizing Ziltoid-spectacle, our quartet of first-string journalism was well on its way to reach objectionable levels of self-imposed

Tuska Open Air Diaries – Friday 7/2/2010

Originally written by Juho Mikkonen For the uninitiated: Tuska Open Air is the biggest and oldest running extreme metal festival in Finland. By no means am I trying to say that it’s also the most