Cytotoxin – Nuklearth Review

Are you really good at guitar? But like, really good. Odds are that if you answered “yes” to that question you either are a liar who should probably find the nearest moldy WhatchamacallitTM bar and

Bear Mace ‒ Charred Field Of Slaughter Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. The easiest way to sell someone on Chicago’s Bear Mace would be to simply say that they often sound a lot like Bolt Thrower and their name is

Faceless Burial – Speciation Review

A tasty riff; a prime cut; a hearty slab; a juicy lead; vocals that bite; drums that bring the heat and band members that look like a snack…wait, what? When it comes to describing music,

Katalepsy – Terra Mortuus Est Review

As the CEO of Spotify said, it’s “not enough” for artists to release [good] music “every three to four years.” It has been, quite prophetically, four years since Katalepsy’s last release, Gravenous Hour. While the

Atræ Bilis ‒ Divinihility Review

Canada’s Atræ Bilis has the sound of a band made up of pretty diverse tastes within its ranks. Well… let’s walk that back for a second and say that the diversity in tastes is still

Scolopendra – Those Of The Catacombs Review

Italy has always taken to their own vision for horror. From the pioneering cinematic work of Riccardo Freda, Lucio Fulci, and Dario Argento to the interpretation of terror in the country’s heavy metal scene from

Cover art by Jeremy Hush

Valkyrie – Fear Review

Not sure what happened for the boys in Valkyrie since 2015, but it’s pretty clear that, at some point, the blue sky gave way to gray clouds. Judging by the song titles and lyrics on

Diamonds & Rust: Death Angel – Act III

[Artwork by Adrian Stubican] Finally hauling Death Angel into the Diamonds & Rust ring and electing to award sacred gem status to an album other than The Ultra-Violence somehow feels… Unseemly? Misguided? Crazier than a

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