Category: Reviews

Ambush – Infidel Review

[Cover Art by Alexander von Wieding] The long-established military tactic of the ambush is one that relies on the element of surprise. It also relies on your ability to draw the enemy into your trap

Temple Of Void – The World That Was Review

When Temple Of Void released Of Terror And The Supernatural back in 2014, they had their sights set. The album sounded like proper death / doom ought to sound: not just slow death metal or

Aara – En Ergô Einai Review

Here’s something that sounds like a shitty non sequitur of a lead-in to a review of an excellent black metal album: The quest for perfection often inhibits the quest for betterment. We want the best

Fughu – Lost Connection Review

When I reviewed Fughu’s debut album in 2009, I said of it, “On nearly every count, it can be said that Absence channels Dream Theater’s most famous (and, arguably, best) work, Images & Words.” Looking

Circle Of Ouroborus – Viimeinen Juoksu Review

[Cover artwork: Antti Klemi]  The decision to leave Kuunpalvelus and switch labels certainly came as something of a shock. Yet, it’s important to realize that Circle of Ouroborus cares about nothing aside from composing and

Silverthorne – Tear The Sky Wide Open Review

Don’t let the picturesque painted pasture on the album art fool you: Silverthorne is not peddling some farmhouse hoedown cow-paddies-an’-banjos folkiness. Nope, this is rock ‘n’ f’n roll, baby… Drummer Brian Tichy should be a

My Dying Bride – The Ghost of Orion Review

[Cover artwork: Eliran Kantor] Spoiler alert: My Dying Bride has never put out a bad album, and My Dying Bride continues to never put out a bad album. What constitutes a classic, great, or merely

Lucifuge – The One Great Curse Review

There is no such thing as bad production, especially in an age where anyone with a decent interface and a little time to invest in watching YouTube videos can put together a clean and polished