Category: Reviews

Chaos Frame – Entropy Review

A relatively young and American progressive metal band, Chaos Frame is something of a treasure. While they have yet to knock a record out of the park, there has always been that reserve of potential,

Knoll – Metempiric Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. The human brain likes familiarity and therefore it’s only natural to try to draw comparisons between bands when hearing a new one for the first time. Upon a

The Bearer – Chained To A Tree Review

Understanding the assignment is a very valuable trait in a band. In the mid-‘00s, metalcore (WAIT, DON’T LEAVE) hit its nadir as a seemingly endless parade of copycat bands wrote half-assed At The Gates riffs

Ashenspire – Hostile Architecture Review

Here’s a truth about art that is all too often forgotten: art needs to be political. Art begs to be political. Here’s another truth about art that is all too often forgotten: art needs to

Antigama – Whiteout Review

If there’s a conversation deciding the current World’s Greatest Grindcore Band, then Antigama is certainly in the running. Across seven albums and many shorter releases before this one, this Polish quartet has built themselves quite

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 3

This is the final installment of our annual mid-year wrap-up, compiling our hand-selected best of the records we somehow neglected to cover during the first half of 2022. You should’ve already read Parts 1 and

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 2

This is Vol. 2 of our annual mid-year wrap-up, compiling our hand-selected best of the records we somehow neglected to cover during the first half of 2022. You should’ve already read Part 1, but if

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 1

Once upon a time in the MetalReview Dot Com Days Ov Yore, this crew of particularly persnickety prickly pears would review everything sent to the email inbox (or PO box). It’s unfathomable to think of