Bathory – Nordland II Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett Once a band very relevant to the underground scene, Bathory had fallen on the back burner nearly a decade ago. They have influenced countless black metal bands with their early

The Gathering – Souvenirs Review

Originally written by Russ Wallin. The Gathering is an eclectic sort of group that have brought various combinations of musical styles to a mainstream audience. The Gathering has been releasing albums for over ten years

Enslaved – Below The Lights Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett It seems like just yesterday Enslaved released Monumension, and yet here I sit with a copy of their latest Viking Black Metal effort in my hands, Below the Lights. Unfortunately,

Aeternus – A Darker Moment Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Pure old-school death metal. No frills, no bullshit, just a pure, unrelenting quasi-blackened death metal assault. Aeternus is this to a T. There is no ambience, no cheap tricks to

Darkthrone – Hate Them Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the truest of them all? Why it’s Darkthrone, of course. I mean these guys are so black metal that they have a song

Aborted – Goremageddon: The Saw And The Carnage Done Review

Originally written by Dan Staige. Aborted is a band that I’ve been keeping my eye on for awhile. Mainly because I thought that w/ their skills and approach to death metal, they could become a

Lynch Mob – REvolution Review

Originally written by Russ Wallin. For years Dokken was a popular act and nearly every bar band had at least one Dokken song on their play list. I couldn’t even tell you how many times

Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon After exploding onto the scene in 2000, Virginia’s Lamb of God finally return to the fray with one of the most anticipated albums of the year, As the Palaces Burn.

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