Category: Reviews

Iron Cemetery – Manic Deliverance Review

[Artwork by Greg.Fate] Salutations, heavy metal traveler. Do you like Hell? Goodness, what an absurd question. Of course you like Hell. Even if you don’t believe in its proper existence (despite the fact that we

Midnight Dice – Hypnotized Review

[Artwork by Lauren Gornik] Yes, this slice of Chicago-styled awesomeness came out three months ago, but 1) we didn’t cover it for reasons of insanity, and 2) it was only available as a digital download,

Death Metal Dossier: Madrost, Kuvotus, Ruin & Hedles

DEATH METAL DOSSIER: BACK FOR THE ATTACK EDITION “We tried swinging, but realized we were all we need.” An apt title and something Ryan texted me late one night from his Lisa Frank phone. The

Black Elephant – Seven Swords Review

In his book American Zombie Gothic, author Kyle William Bishop unveils his theory that the walking dead standout as the pinnacle American monster among their legendary peers like vampires, mummies and so on. While the

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Expander – Neuropunk Boostergang Review

</INITIATE.PROTOCOL: (coverART.Awesome!) Music always comes first, here at YourLastRitesCorp, Inc. (GIWR on the heavy metal stock exchange; available in units of RiffCoin only.) But we also recognize that the right image will hook us before

Resin Tomb ‒ Resin Tomb Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. A confession: I saw this name and immediately thought of Cannabis Corpse’s Tube of the Resinated and got really excited for some sort of stonery death-sludge, then I

Selbst – Relatos De Angustia Review

Disclaimer: This is not a DSBM album. For some odd reason, “depressive” black metal gets associated with a certain trope of mournful, angsty sadboys drooping around their candlelit bedrooms and gazing up softly at the

Necrot – Mortal Review

Can death metal mature? Perhaps not like a fine wine but more like an angsty teenager who finally put down the Noxema and decided to work on their insides because that’s what is truly important