Chepang – Chatta Review

Don’t get me wrong: I love a good primitive straightforward grindcore album as much as the next guy who really really loves a good primitive straightforward grindcore album. I’ll take all the Agathocles albums you’ve

Valdrin – Effigy Of Nightmares Review

Blood. The life force that flows through us all. Some are repelled by the sight or even the very thought of it; some find a primal, sexual fascination stemming from its power over life and

Xibalba – Años En Infierno Review

Californian heavyweights Xibalba have spent the past thirteen years constructing a gigantic edifice (much like the one depicted by on their latest album cover) out of sledgehammering hardcore and equally concussive death metal. The band’s

Lör – Edge Of Eternity Review

[Artwork by Greg Bogart] Back in 2017, a relatively unheralded Philadelphia band called Lör snuck a debut full-length under the radar that, upon reaching some uniquely eligible ears, blew the doors off the barn like

Firewind – Firewind Review

Few would argue against the point that the true heart of power metal is fun. Powerful fun. Triumphant fun. Escapist fun. Uplifting, unbridled fun. The fun, even when delivered in half-baked and stock songs, is

Tøronto – Under Siege Review

The year was two thousand and fourteen, year of our Lord. The band was Morbus Chron. And it was their time to release Sweven, an album that would become known as a progressive death metal

ACxDC – Satan Is King Review

Well, now, what have we here… When I was a teenager, about a million years ago, and just beginning my 30-year (and counting) exploration of this crazy world of heavy metal, the Satanic Panic was

Acerus – The Tertiary Rite Review

[Artwork by Daniel Corchado] Here is a noteworthy truth related to classic extreme metal bands and many of their fans: If you’ve been a part of that particular sphere since the early days, chances are

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