Category: Reviews

1349 – The Infernal Pathway Review

1349 isn’t exactly a band that does things unexpectedly. Sure, Revelations of the Black Flame saw them taking on more atmosphere and ambience, but it kinda sucked, so they quickly course-corrected to their roots. For

Exhumed – Horror Review

Innovation is great and all, but what about dependability? Familiarity? Pushing boundaries is a necessary part of artistry, but excellence remains excellent, be it in some newfound territory or well within the confines of the

Ray Alder – What the Water Wants Review

Throughout the years (dating back to the late 80s) Ray Alder has brought endless joy to fans of progressive music in Fates Warning, Redemption, his work as a guest vocalist with Dream Theater, Mirrormaze and

Xoth – Interdimensional Invocations Review

O Ancient Ones! We beseech you! Our devout haruspex has lain entrails in the sigil as commanded in the Holy Texts! Our hearts and minds we offer toward the burning binary stars of Xoth! Send

Dysrhythmia – Terminal Threshold Review

[Artwork by Terry Grow] Are you, reader, currently sitting in a spinny chair? Even if you’re sitting in a comfy chair, let’s break all of Michael’s rules and go ahead and spin in the comfy

Profetus – The Sadness Of Time Passing Review

[Artwork by Yuka Yoshihara] More so than any other branch of metal, funeral doom represents a true “sink or swim” moment. People who love it seem wired to do so from the womb for reasons

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: A Raw Black Metal Roundup

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is the mother flower from which all styles of metal began to branch out. As anyone who was there at the time and the following years through the

Algebra – Pulse? Review

Thrash’s detractors like to claim that the genre lacks both stylistic depth and recent evolution. The former is silly because there are about as many forms of thrash as there are of the other major