Category: Reviews

Fates Warning – Long Day Good Night Review

[Artwork by Patrick Atkins] Veteran Fates Warning fans are an extremely devoted bunch. We approach each release with marked enthusiasm, we routinely show support by collecting tactile goods, and we commonly do whatever it takes

Wytch Hazel – III: Pentecost Review

Let’s tackle the obvious elephant in the room before we move onto the musical aspects here. (It’s a metaphorical elephant – don’t be scared.) You ever notice how you, as a metalhead, wake up and

Armored Saint – Punching The Sky Review

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:15 AM, four beers in Internal Monologue, stream-of-consciousness… sort of… Shit, I better write something for this new Armored Saint record that comes out this week or Editor Zach will get

Counting Hours ‒ The Will Review

The Will is the debut record from Finland’s Counting Hours, and in the interest of getting straight to the point, here’s the point: this record is unabashedly, lovingly, even aggressively 90s in style. Such a

Darkenhöld – Arcanes & Sortilèges Review

Do you believe in destiny? In the power of fortune over the tides of fate? Are the threads of happenstance so tightly woven that one’s future is irrevocably set in stone, decided upon from the

Wobbler – Dwellers Of The Deep Review

[Cover artwork: Mundus Subterraneus, an engraving by Athanasius Kircher from 1664 redefined by graphic artist Thomas Kaldhold] Not sure you’ve noticed, but the Nordic countries are quite powerful when it comes to progressive music. Oh,

Invincible Force – Decomposed Sacramentum Review

Invincible Force worships in a chapel of ghouls, is ready to bleed for the devil, and has conjured a sophomore album that offers up a blistering maze of riffs to torment the demented ears of

Undeath – Lesions Of A Different Kind Review

[Cover artwork: Matt Browning] It’s almost Halloween and I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. I look at the social medias and I don’t see people flipping out about Undeath. I don’t see people posting