Category: Reviews

Ophicvs – El Tetraputas Review

The year is 2069. The Earth is in shambles following a series of events including (but not limited to): nuclear armageddon, climate change, the scarcity of water, and, of course, the Cryptocurrency War Of 2042.

Tower – Shock To The System Review

[Cover artwork by Morgan Jesse Lappin] “The guitar. It was the key, the sword in the stone, the staff of righteousness. As my father christened it, ‘that fucking guitar’,” remarked Bruce Springsteen during his six-month

Dold Vorde Ens Navn – Mørkere Review

Do you ever get the feeling that the idea of discrete musical genres is more useful to fans and critics than to musicians themselves? The reason I’m asking is that Dold Vorde Ens Navn is

Gaahls Wyrd ‒ The Humming Mountain Review

Gaahl has been around the Norwegian black metal scene a very long time, and for a guy that once fronted among the more stubbornly traditional acts in Gorgoroth, he has shown a notable willingness to

Mortal Vision – Mind Manipulation Review

Without playing a note, Mortal Vision accomplish what even the most veteran bands often fail at—wearing band shirts that serve as semi-appropriate reference points for its sound: Sadus, Sodom, Voivod, and Cannibal Corpse. OK, so

Cognos – Cognos Review

One of the perks of writing reviews is that you end up being exposed to a great number of oddities in the heavy music world. Among the pile of 700 OSDM records that come out

Upon Stone ‒ Where Wild Sorrows Grow Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. LA’s Upon Stone prefer their melodeath the way it was originally played in Sweden in the early and mid-90s: equal parts classy and brutal, haggard in the vocal

Knife – Knife Review

Knife’s Knife is as succinct as it is, well, cutting. And while the Motörhead, Midnight, and Venom comparisons will take few by surprise, there’s an undeniable vigor and charm to “Inside the Electric Church,” “K.N.I.F.E.,”