Staff Infections – April 2024

Alright, friends and neighbors, it’s Staff Infections time, wherein the erudite and sophisticated individuals that staff your favorite metal site share with you some of the sounds that have graced their well-trained ears in the

Freeways – Dark Sky Sanctuary Review

What exactly is freedom rock, maaaannnnnnn. Well, outside (and inside) of a quaint compilation of rock and R&B hits from the ‘70s that Warner Bros rifled down the throats of most anyone who watched television

Benighted – Ekbom Review

[Cover art by Grindesign] Fans of the grim and foul music we so enjoy will always need the serious side of the tunes. We crave those albums that make our skin crawl, send a cold

Septage – Septic Worship (Intolerant Spree Of Infesting Forms) Review

“Get in, loser. We’re going grinding…” That’s what Septic Worship says to me from the first instant, the opening five-second blastfest of the wonderfully titled “Inauguration Of Septic Tank Release And Epic Faecal Sludge Chug-Off.”

Suffer – Grand Canvas Of The Aesthete Review

[Cover art by Ettore Aldo del Vigo] Scenes like heavy metal tend to be rather incestuous. I don’t mean the kind that all the adult sites are such big fans of these days, but rather

Coffin Storm – Arcana Rising Review

Riffs. That is all. Call it. In all seriousness, I worship the almighty riff. So, my heavy metal friends, if you’re like me and if it’s riffs that you’re searching for, prepare to be swept

Blast Rites: Hemorrhoid – Raw Materials Of Decay Review

Thankfully, I’ve never yet had to deal with hemorrhoids, but I hear they’re a total pain in the ass… Boom. Mic drop. Thanks. I’m here all week. But seriously, folks. These bloody Portland, Oregon-based death-grinders

Ischemic – Condemned To The Breaking Wheel Review

Toronto’s Ischemic take a rather interesting approach to assembling their doom/death metal that helps give it a refreshing, but thankfully never forced, level of diversity. Condemned to the Breaking Wheel is their third full length,

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