Category: Reviews

Konquest – Time And Tyranny Review

One-person bands in the metal sphere regularly navigate a very challenging landscape. More often than not, this very subject immediately brings to mind black metal and a near endless motorcade of individuals hoping to make

Incantation – Tricennial Of Blasphemy Review

Thirty years… Thirty years ago, Bill Clinton was elected president (the first time); the acquittal of the cops who beat Rodney King sparked riots that tore through Los Angeles; compact discs overtook cassette tapes as

Cloud Rat – Threshold Review

[Cover art by Jacob van Loon] Cloud Rat is a very busy band. It may not seem like it when you consider that Threshold is only their fourth album in the span of 12 years,

Daeva – Through Sheer Will And Black Magic Review

[Cover art by Karmazid] You’ve surely heard of SyFy’s Sharknado franchise of “films,” presumably in which tornados carry sharks into human settlements to add some apex predator chomp chomp to all the weather-related madness. I

Acephalix – Theothanatology Review

[Cover Art By Ettore Aldo Del Vigo] When a band spends several years between releases, it’s fair to think perhaps big changes are coming. All that time squirreled away in some greasy dungeon toying with

Autopsy – Morbidity Triumphant Review

Here is a curious and potentially self-defeating opening for a review of a new Autopsy album: Do you need a review of a new Autopsy album? Don’t misunderstand: the question is not, “Do you need

Human Corpse Abuse – Xenoviscerum Review

[Cover artwork by Jose Gabriel Angeles] Take a journey with me, my fellow grizzled riff-gluttons who’d likely rather bong all the world’s remaining Schlitz wounded soldiers in lieu of sacrificing an original Effigy of the

Stratovarius – Survive Review

The metaphor isn’t hard to spot in the cover art of Stratovarius’ 16th album, nor in its title, Survive. The world’s pretty fucked up these days and we may very well be beyond the threshold,