Category: Reviews

Forsaken – Pentateuch Review

Of the countless reasons behind people’s choice to wander into the confines of heavy metal, our elemental need to be different and disassociate from the mainstream has to be considered the most perplexing because even

Exhumed – Death Revenge Review

Exhumed, after a five-year hiatus, re-emerged in 2011 with the ferocious All Guts, No Glory, and followed that album up with the more sophisticated, but no less excellent Necrocracy in 2013. This pair of albums,

King Parrot – Ugly Produce Review

Everyone knows heavy metal is super-serious business. It’s all about the menacing look you give to no one in particular as you gaze out into the black-and-white grainy forest at dusk. It’s about the hours

Enslaved – E Review

I hated Vertebrae for nine years. Unless you’ve been a part of the LR crew, you probably weren’t privy to that particular tidbit. And now that you are aware, it’s quite likely that you don’t really

Jag Panzer – The Deviant Chord Review

Not too long after 2011’s The Scourge Of The Light, it looked like we might lose Jag Panzer. Again. Splintering after that underrated album, these long-running American power metal innovators announced their separation. By then,

Archspire – Relentless Mutation Review

My first encounter with Vancouver, BC’s Archspire was in 2014 at the (apparently) defunct Housecore festival in Austin, TX. They played in a parking lot around midday (or, as Texans say, half-mooned to a cowhide’s

Oraculum – Always Higher Review

There has been a whole lot of death metal lately that sounds like it’s been recorded in a cave. Certainly, there have been a few winners playing this style, but it is not generally a

Arkaik – Nementhia Review

I’m, for the most part, a Unique Leader kinda guy. When you purchase (and PLEASE buy your music, kids) something from UL, you generally know exactly what you’re getting into – technical, brutal death metal.