Category: Reviews

Sete Star Sept – Bird Review

Sometimes I wonder what may be wrong with me, that I should seek out such sounds that would typically be described as unpleasant. Often, I would imagine, others wonder the same, particularly any unlucky passenger

Korpiklaani – Jylhä Review

When I first crossed paths with Korpiklaani back in 2006, I took one look at the slipcase promo for Tales Along this Road, and finding them completely ridiculous, promptly discarded and ignored it. I don’t

Mefitis – Offscourings Review

[Album artwork: Pendath] Spend enough time in and around the extreme metal sphere and the likelihood that the following words—progressive, avant-garde, technical, and experimental—will eventually inspire you to pound your head against a brick wall

Pounder – Breaking The World Review

Pounder’s last full-length, 2019’s Uncivilized, was a collection of fun and well crafted songs marred by one pretty significant stumbling block. A throwback metal outfit in the vein of so many these days (see: Traveller,

Caedes Cruenta – Of Ritual Necrophagia And Mysterious Ghoul Cults Review

[Cover art by Christopher Moyen] Heavy music fans regularly reach for their favorite black metal records during the snow-filled months of winter. The motherlands of its inception and frigid sounds/atmospheres utilized through the past few

Accept – Too Mean To Die Review

It’s been a decade now since Accept defied the odds and came screaming back to full strength with a new singer. Their first record with Mark Tornillo behind the mic, 2010’s Blood Of The Nations,

Fractal Generator – Macrocosmos Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. No matter how comical the idea seems to anyone not already accustomed to parsing half-step pitch variations in toilet-puke vocals like a sommelier mouthfeeling the ever-living shit out

Octavision – Coexist Review

Even as they exalt The List themselves, music nerds have long and rightfully decried the injustice of the annual list season, as it celebrates the best of the year way before that year is even