Virus – Carheart Review

I’ve come to expect two things from Jester Records. First, Jester albums will never ever come out on time, or even anywhere near the original estimate. Second, they are, without exception, worth the wait. The

Kayo Dot – Choirs Of the Eye Review

Originally written by Ian Dreilinger. Whatever expectations you may have for Kayo Dot’s Choirs of the Eye, throw them away. This is not going to be anything like you’ve imagined. Past releases by maudlin of the

Zyklon – Aeon Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon Everyone’s 2nd-favorite band named after poison gas (#1 = the legendary Napalm Death, for those not up on their WW2 history) has returned in 2003 to show the metal masses

Tiamat – Prey Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Tiamat is not a band for the image-obsessed metalhead. With themes that mostly revolve around love and emotion, their image is almost anti-metal, in that every song isn’t about sheer aggression,

Destruction – Metal Discharge Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Possibly metal’s most energetic band, Destruction continues their legacy of stellar thrashing with their new album, Metal Discharge. While as generically named as the band, the music contained within is anything but generic.

The Crown – Possessed 13 Review

It’s like . . The Crown. I mean, exactly like The Crown. It rocks, it wails, it pounds, it hurts, it heals . . . you know, it’s like a Crown record. You have the

Einherjer – Blot Review

Take a punchy, rhythmic backdrop that is mid tempoed and more or less intricately performed. Place guitar and keyboard melodies on top of it to create a layered effect of both heaviness and soaring symphonic

Ion Dissonance – Breathing Is Irrelevant Review

Originally written by Dan Staige. Dissonance was indeed one of the first words that came to mind when I heard this for the first time. Breathing is Irrelevant is another complex monster of immense density

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