Category: Reviews

Thetan – Grand Ole Agony Review

The world is an unjust place. That’s not exactly a novel sentiment, I know, and as we witness new and freshly hellish injustices happening on a near-daily basis, I certainly don’t mean to trivialize those,

Blast Rites: Nashgul – Oprobio Review

I spend an inordinate amount of time trying to come up with fresh and interesting ways to describe grindcore records. Even with the surprisingly wide scope of what’s often dismissed as a very limited sub-genre,

Malokarpatan – Vertumnus Caesar Review

[Cover art by Astrid Bergdahl] Malokarpatan is an incredibly rare breed of band. Not so much in style, as their medieval, folklore-charged, melodic and progressive black metal isn’t all too rare over metal’s history, but

Woe – Legacies of Frailty Review

[Cover art by Khaos Diktator Design] American muscle is a term generally reserved for talking about cars. Granted, we do spend a lot of time talking about American muscles when it comes to U.S. athletes

Blood Cauldron – Infernal Patterns Review

“It’s a satanic #dadrock thing…you wouldn’t understand.”Woe to you, of earth and sea, for the Devil’s choristers are upon thee. Be not afraid, my sour-hearted fanatics, for Beelzebub’s balladeers are here to conjure your most

Blast Rites: Cognizant – Inexorable Nature Of Adversity Review

Seven long years ago, these Texan tech-grinders released their self-titled debut, an absolutely blistering blastfest of twisted riffing, relentless pummeling, and unstoppable intensity. That one felt futuristic, born of a similar almost sci-fi-sounding sharpness akin

Restless Spirit – Afterimage Review

Sometimes when I write, I get stuck in a mental trap. On one side, I worry that I’m just repeating myself – that however many hundreds of times I’ve reviewed an album, maybe I really

Afterbirth – In But Not Of Review

[Cover art by Alex Eckman Lawn] Metal is at an interesting nexus at the moment. When else in time could four lads born after The Sound Of Perseverance, a quartet of slightly more seasoned musicians from South America,