Category: Reviews

Possessed Steel – Aedris Review

[Cover artwork by Tamara Comas] Toronto, Ontario’s Possessed Steel spends precisely zero minutes and zip seconds attempting any sort of subterfuge regarding what’s on tap with their debut full-length, Aedris. And just in case you’re

Stormkeep ‒ Galdrum Review

[Artwork by Ian Miller] It’s a little difficult gleaning much information about black metal newcomers Stormkeep, as their online presence is fairly anonymous (is it too much to ask for a M-A page?), but some

Machetazo – Ultratumba II Review

I’m a sucker for a good grindcore discography comp. Considering how much of that world is built upon a steady stream of split sevens and shorter-form releases, and with so many of those being on

Dark Quarterer – Pompei Review

Piombino, Italy’s Dark Quarterer make epic heavy metal because they love making epic heavy metal. Co-founders Gianni Nepi and Paolo “Nipa” Ninci have been at it since the mid-70s, while their younger and equally devoted

MRTVI – Omniscient Hallucinatory Delusion Review

Don your best tinfoil cap before listening to MRTVI. You’ll need all the protection you can get as this weirdo music short-circuits your frontal lobe causing it to fire off all sorts of thoughts you

Wake – Confluence EP Review

Some bands just truly love their fans and want to give them endless opportunities to grow record collections. Wake is certainly no Nunslaughter, but they have been busy in 2020 replenishing the musical coffers of

Black, Raw, & Spooky: B’witched By The Haunted Hallows Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings, Trav’lers, and welcome once again to another edition of Black, Raw, & Bleeding. This month, we seek wisdom of the metals most black not in the bleakness of the new moon, but in preparation

Molassess – Through The Hollow Review

[Artwork by Max Rovers] It would be unreasonable to speak of the debut full-length from Molassess and not make reference to the now defunct The Devil’s Blood. The two are intertwined via four previous members