Heavy Sentence – Bang To Rites Review

Lemmy Kilmister’s preference for The Beatles over the Rolling Stones is fascinating. To a degree, it makes sense: After all, Lemmy did spend plenty of time pushing the psychedelic parameters rock ‘n’ roll in Hawkwind.

Sunbomb – Evil And Divine Review

Another of Frontiers Records’ apparently endless combinations of hard rock all-stars, Sunbomb is the pairing of Stryper vocalist / guitarist Michael Sweet with L.A. Guns / ex-Brides Of Destruction shredder Tracii Guns. Per Guns, the

A Devil’s Dozen – Meshuggah

Meshuggah is about much more than rhythmic trickery. That isn’t to say that they aren’t very much about rhythmic trickery, because with all their polyrhythms and irregular phrase lengths and odd time signatures, they definitely

Birdflesh – All The Miseries Review

Heavy metal, of course, is very serious business. Anger, misanthropy, pessimism, dour facial expressions, dark clothing, corpse paint, all the loud, all the fast, the ugly, and the brutal… It’s all Very Very Serious Business.

Lugubrum – Bruyne Kroon Review… FRRRAAAPPPPP

There exists an occasionally silent and almost always deadly killer among us at any given moment with the potential to soil our greatest triumphs just as effortlessly as it has the capacity for heroism during

Pus – Pus Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Pus waste no time getting straight to business, and neither should we. The Lima, Peru quintet deliver five rapid fire tracks on their debut self-titled EP, all bursting

Eisenhand – Fires Within Review

Whether it’s a product of conditioning or a reflection of the fighting spirit of humanity, we tend to have a penchant for rooting for the underdog. So many protagonists in modern storytelling have their tales

Silver Lake By Esa Holopainen Review

[Cover artwork by Metastazis] Most of us have been around the game long enough to recognize that a modest amount of caution may be advised when approaching solo albums from metal artists. Yes, they’ve often

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