Category: Reviews

Escarnium – Dysthymia Review

Dysthymia, in case you’re wondering, means a persistent mild depression. And it’s about as fitting a title as any for the dark, sweepingly melodic, and often lumbering death metal sound of Brazil’s Escarnium. The band’s

Sigh – Shiki Review

Genre Funeral Theatre Heavy metal is about a lot of things. I guess you can try to bang out a list of restrictive musical requirements, but in the lyrics department, heavy metal music on the

Wraith, Black Knife, Graveripper, Unholy Night: Faster Than The Fucking Devil Split Review

For all the movies, preachers and shaky old grannies in the world that have tried to paint the devil as the greatest threat to all of humanity, there sure do seem to be plenty of

Blast Rites: Organ Failure – Neurologic Determination Of Death Review

I recommended this Organ Failure record to a friend a few weeks back – a friend I know to have impeccable taste and not be unduly squeamish about these things I’ve come to love, the

Valborg – Der Alte Review

The less-is-more approach to music, art, architecture, and basically any other form of aesthetic expression has, throughout its history, yielded widely varying results that often feel like contrasts. Punk stripped away the excesses of arena

Blind Guardian – The God Machine Review

[Cover artwork by Peter Mohrbacher] Here are three potential reasons you probably don’t need to read a mess of words concerning The God Machine: 1) If you’re already a Blind Guardian fan, you will buy

Reincarnated – Of Boötes Void Death Spell Review

Thailand’s Reincarnated aim to “play only the darkest and most doomed-out death metal: gutted, ghastly, and knuckle-dragging with no room for innovation or progression.” Without a shred of doubt, that goal has been achieved on

Plasmodulated – Plasmodulated Review

[Logo and Artwork by GruesomeGraphx] If you’re familiar at all with some of science fiction’s most amazing biological transformation machines, you’ll remember that virtually none of them was able to produce the monumental change for