Category: Reviews

Enslaved ‒ Caravans To The Outer Worlds Review

Here’s the blistering hot take on the new Enslaved EP, Caravans to the Outer Worlds, that we know you’re craving like grandma’s homemade biscuits: The title track is the most immediate, urgent, and possibly best

Wharflurch – Psychedelic Realms Ov Hell Review

DID YOU KNOW… ? – Sarah McLachlan once recorded a cover of Morbid Angel’s “Chapel of Ghouls” for a scrapped ASPCA commercial benefiting neglected swamp monsters. Florida’s tentacular hooligans Wharflurch have at last heaved forth

Death Toll 80k – The Future Is Yours Review

The Finns are great at death metal, and I’m told they’re great at black metal, also. Turns out they’re also stellar at grindcore. Who knew? Well, besides anyone who’s been paying attention to Death Toll

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Ensorcelled By The Venomous Blade Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings once again, Trav’lers. It’s been many moons since we last held palaver–in fact, the Harvest Moon just occurred this past Monday, ushering in the season of Pieces. It’s not been for lack of trying,

Morbid Messiah – Disgorged In The Coffin Review

Picture a James Bond villain: Refined, debonair, intellectual; enacting some long-goal plan for world domination, some chess-game masterclass in malevolence that requires vast and far-reaching machinations; a portrait of upper-class sociopathy and grace. Now picture

Succumb – XXI Review

[Artwork by Stefan Thanneur] “Are you still with us, Mr. Niedermeyer?” . . . “Hmm? Oh, yes, I’m sorry. I was just…I guess I was just lost in thought.” “It’s a fairly standard question, the

Cover art by Mauricio Bonacic

Exanimatvm – Sollvm Ipsa Mor Review

There is death metal, and then there is evil death metal. Don’t get me wrong, death metal of all types is awesome, but I find I get entirely different moods from listening to, say, Cannibal

Brainstorm – Wall Of Skulls Review

A familiar voice is sometimes just enough pick-me-up. Now having Brainstormed for 22 years, Andy B. Franck is that familiar voice to many. More importantly, he’s that familiar voice to me. Franck was the voice