Diamonds & Rust: Iron Maiden – Somewhere In Time, A Personal Account

Somewhere in Time was my Iron Maiden album. I understand some bands get a little itchy when they see fan reactions similar to this, because that sort of connection / dominion very often leads to

Terror Oath, Blue Hummingbird On The Left, Bloodsoaked Necrovoid: A Bonehead Bounty!

Give Me Alchemy! Give Me Sorcery! Give Me A Bonehead Bounty! All the music released by Iron Bonehead Productions is made by ill-tempered bands with diabolical-sounding plans. The label’s a prolific merchant of arcane and

Ceremony of Silence – Outis Review

The landlocked country of Slovakia doesn’t always make headlines in metal the way Finland, South America and the United States do. But, when Slovakia decides that it’s time to make a splash they certainly ante

Suffering Hour ‒ Dwell Review

Suffering Hour’s full length debut, 2017’s In Passing Ascension, was a dark but often entrancingly melodic collection of blackened death metal that bared no small resemblance to The Chasm. That is, The Chasm if they

Smoulder – Times Of Obscene Evil And Wild Daring Review

Heavy metal cover art has an occasional tendency to overbill the music it represents. Take, for instance, the spectacularly phantasmagorical cover of the last Bell Witch album, Mirror Reaper. That cover promises an otherworldly mind-fuck,

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: March 31st – April 6th

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

In Crust We Trust: Vol 3

Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 3, where horrible happenings are firmly embraced and fresh undies are entirely optional. Right off the bat, I want to say a thank you to the fans of

Dark Horse – Ideation EP Premiere And Review

You can sum up the music of Australian punk band Dark Horse in seven simple words: pure intensity, distilled to its rawest essence. To be honest, I’m going to say a few more words than

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