Bokor – Anomia 1 Review

originally written by Jim Brandon The staff here pays attention to what is expressed in our comments section, and two things I’ve noticed that are often brought up as points of contention are 1) our

Monarch! – Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Originally written by Ian Chainey Alright. In the interest of not wasting your time, I’ll come clean at the very beginning: Monarch! plays droning sludgy doom (Khanate, Buried at Sea, Moss, etc.), a genre I

Acid King – The Early Years Review

Originally written by Ian Chainey I hate to be that guy, the guy that spouts some seriously unbelievable bullshit like, “This band should be ruling your world right now!” and makes you feel guilty for

Vintersorg – Solens Rötter Review

Originally written by Jason Jordan. While not a true return to form, Vintersorg’s sixth full-length Solens Rötter (The Roots of the Sun) has more in common with earlier albums Till Fjälls and Ödemarkens Son than anything released since. As a matter of

Turisas – The Varangian Way Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas. Synopsis: So here’s a brief and very general history lesson. The term “Varangian” is a general term for ‘barbarian’ or ‘Viking’ used by the people in Eastern Europe (namely the Byzantine

Illogicist – The Insight Eye Review

originally written by John Hearn Reviewing a technical death metal album is a tricky proposition for me. The musically-inclined (and attention-deficient) parts of my brain generally leave me fawning over the accomplished musicianship and complex

Nile – Ithyphallic Review

Erik Thomas’ take: Synopsis: Nile. The name brings out the fanboys and haters like no other. I personally sit somewhere in the middle, as while I enjoy each album, I feel Nile’s Egyptian themed death metal

Angelcorpse – Of Lucifer And Lightning Review

originally written by Jim Brandon When I first heard last year that Angelcorpse were reuniting and quickly working on new material for future albums, it was pretty exciting news. Among the warlike middle-tier blast beat

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