Neaera – The Rising Tide Of Oblivion Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance Over the past year, almost imperceptibly, I’ve become pretty conversant in the area of German metal-core. However, I’m still not able to decide just how I feel about that whole

Buzzoven – Welcome To Violence Review

Originally written by Nin Chan As fellow sludge enthusiasts may know, Buzz*Oven has been defunct since about 2000, its members dispersing into lesser acts such as Weedeater and Watch Them Die. Still, every fallen hero

Green Carnation – The Quiet Offspring Review

Originally written by Patrick Dawson Green Carnation has been on a slide away from Light of Day, Day of Darkness’ scope and creativity since the moment that project left the pressing plant. As a listener

HammerFall – Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken Review

Oh, how I wish HammerFall could be new to me again! When I first heard them it was as the opening act for Death on their 1999 tour, and for a kid who grew up

Red Sparowes – At The Soundless Dawn Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas With members of Isis, Halifax Pier and Neurosis and residing on Neurot Recordings you should have some idea as to what Red Sparowes sounds like; a sprawling instrumental soundscape similar in scope to Pelican but without the crushing

Brainstorm – Liquid Monster Review

Originally written by Nin Chan Depending on your perspective, the words “power metal” will either titillate or repulse you. To many, such words conjure contrived images of Manowar fur pelts, grandiose arenas, soaring, testicle-wrenching falsettos,

Despised Icon – The Healing Process Review

Originally written by Ian Duncan-Brown. I’ve found that one of the most difficult aspects of doing album reviews is dissecting releases that I really enjoy in search of errors. Lately, I’ve had to divvy up

Grave Digger – The Last Supper Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Not since Rheingold have Grave Digger put toegther songs for an album and released the material. Did that sentence sound redundant? It should, and so does their newest album, The Last Supper. Actually, The Last Supper is

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