Dark Tranquillity – Character Review

Originally written by Justin Bean. As with many younger American metal enthusiasts, my love of metal has its origins in the punk and hardcore genres. Noticing my chosen path of ‘weakness’, a friend’s older brother lent me three

Angra – Temple Of Shadows Review

Originally written by Justin Bean. Allow me to pose a rather challenging question to the fans of a genre plagued by elitism- What is talent in regards to music? Is it technical proficiency in playing

Chris Caffery – Faces Review

Not many musicians could be involved in two high-profile bands and still find time to release solo material. But, when your primary band is not nearly as active as it used to be, and on

High On Fire – Blessed Black Wings Review

Originally written by Drew Ailes I had no idea that 2005 was going to be such a great year for heavy music. Although I knew High On Fire had a new album coming out, I anticipated the

Agnostic Front – Another Voice Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance Twenty years after getting their start in the New York underground, Agnostic Front’s backbone of Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma is “still strong.” Driven by rich, punk derived chord progressions and

Painmuseum – Metal For Life Review

See that thing up there? That’s the bar that’s been set incredibly high for Metal Mike Chlasciak and the debut recording from his Painmuseum outfit. First, we’ve heard about this band for years, including a

Cursed – Two

Originally written by Drew Ailes Imagine my surprise when one of my more highly regarded and anticipated albums of 2005 happens to float through the Metalreview.com doors and right into my greasy fingers. You know

Quo Vadis – Defiant Imagination Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance After four long years and a variety of line-up alterations, Quo Vadis have returned with a follow up to the outstanding Day Into Night. Those who have been eagerly awaiting

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