Category: Reviews

Headshrinker ‒ Callous Indifference Review

One of the neatest things in death metal over the last couple years has been the number of bands putting unique spins on old sounds while still firmly remaining within the walls of death metal.

Eyes of Perdition – Incendiary Truths Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Ignorance is an appropriately maligned trait in a human being. Sure, a person who is truly ignorant can’t always be blamed for simply not knowing something, but we

Tyrann – Djävulens Musik Review

There’s something romantic about falling for heavy metal in a language you don’t understand. In a way, it’s the purest form of the music–the words themselves, stripped of the power of recognition, rely entirely on

Fluisteraars – Gegrepen Door De Geest Der Zielsontluiking Review

[Artwork by B. Mollema] “Time was standing still The meeting is over Their journey is on Oh, they should have known Not to play… With the powers of Hell Some people have lost their way

Galvanizer – Prying Sight Of Imperception Review

Everything old is new again. Case in point: I’m pretty sure I’ve used that opening line about five times over the past fifteen years. Second case in point: this sophomore full-length from Finland’s Galvanizer. This

Fetid Zombie – Transmutations Review

[Cover art by Mark Riddick] Supergroups are certainly a common occurrence in the world of music. Granted, the term is often bandied about more generously than it should be. Just because two members of a

Cover art by Karl Diefenbach

Korpituli – The Ancient Spells Of The Past Review

The first sound heard on The Ancient Spells Of The Past is the switching on and casual strumming of an electric guitar. It may seem a small, humble beginning, however, anyone who’s heard Nattens Madrigal knows

Diskord – Degenerations Review

Friend, I don’t know how your brain works. For me, the most unsupported, errant thought will sometimes get stuck up in there like Phineas Gage at a magnetic cocaine party. A lyric reminds you of