Kataklysm – Shadows & Dust Review

Written by Ryan Plunkett Last year I was fortunate enough to catch Kataklysm live at Milwaukee Metalfest, and they totally blew me away. Maurizio’s brutal vokills, accompanied by some heavy riffs had me totally riveted

Hate Eternal – King Of All Kings Review

Originally written by Dan Staige. There are a couple of things that I feel I need to say about this new album from Hate Eternal….#1, I haven’t heard anything this pissed off in quite some

Unleashed – Hell’s Unleashed Review

Originally written by Dan Staige. Alright now this is my 1st experience w/ Unleashed. I had heard of them, seen their logo & whatnot, and to be honest I thought that they were a speed/blackmetal

Jerry Cantrell – Degradation Trip Review

Originally written by Russ Wallin. Although I wouldn’t exactly categorize this album as metal, most metal fans are familiar with Alice In Chains and Jerry Cantrell. Alice In Chains can be found in most metal

Nile – In Their Darkened Shrines Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett Could anyone have really doubted the power of this album before it was even released? I felt this was one of those albums you just knew would blow you away

Meshuggah – Nothing Review

Originally written by Dan Staige. Meshuggah are on a level of metal that is uninhabited by other metal bands, w/ maybe the exception of Gorguts, but combining this kind of technikillity w/ this kind of

Kotipelto – Waiting For The Dawn Review

Originally written by Russ Wallin. Kotipelto is a side project that Timo Kotipelto, of Stratovarious, put together to pass the time until Stratovarious returns from a break in 2003. Kotipelto is comprised of 9…that’s 9…guys

Arcturus – The Sham Mirrors Review

Jon Eardley’s take: When I hear the term “experimental metal” tossed around the scene on various metal web sites and on various metal message boards and in various reviews of metal music, I immediately think

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