Category: Reviews

Esoctrilihum – The Telluric Ashes of the O Vrth Immemorial Gods Review

[Cover art by Alan “Medusawolf” Brown; click here for the full painting.] Esoctrilihum’s lone member Asthâghul is the kind of prodigious talent that really makes a guy question his life’s achievements. Over the course of

Krypts – Cadaver Circulations Review

Ah, death / doom… When it comes to this heaviest of low and slow amalgamations, the Finns don’t necessarily have the market kornered, nor are they the originators… But nevertheless, they are simply goddamned great

Lunar Shadow – The Smokeless Fires Review

Old age, or even the precipice below it, distorts time. You spent most of your life in the first 18 years, where moments were moments, then seconds, then minutes. But over time the moments can

Fetid – Steeping Corporeal Mess Review

Back in 2017 Fetid came on the scene with a demo entitled Sentient Pile of Amorphous Rot. Fans of sewer-originated death metal flocked to the internet to order cassettes of this absolutely putrid little demo.

Darkthrone – Old Star Review

The prime motivator for releasing new material is pretty straightforward for a significant portion of legacy metal acts with decades of labor under their belts: touring. Why sit at home staring at your bills through

Winterwolf – Lycanthropic Metal Of Death Review

The first time I heard a band take death metal ethics and use them to create a more accessible “rock” feel was Entombed’s forever entertaining Wolverine Blues album. It was a record packed with cool

Paladin – Ascension Review

Fuck Paladin. If there are two areas of metal I have little patience for its power metal and melodic death metal. Not that I don’t find plenty to appreciate in both, but I don’t really

Nocturnus AD – Paradox Review

Way back about a billion years ago, the first version of Nocturnus was formed when drummer / vocalist Mike Browning split from a young Morbid Angel. After a pair of demos and a shifting line-up