Katatonia – Viva Emptiness Review

Originally written by Ty Brookman Ideally for a band to mature it is essential that their material and musicianship strengthen with each release, yet at the same time not stray too far from the original

Children Of Bodom – Hate Crew Deathroll Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Children of Bodom have just set the benchmark impossibly high for 2003 metal. Hate Crew Deathroll is so energetically melodic and thrashily brutal. For anyone disappointed with In Flames’ “Reroute

Naglfar – Sheol Review

Originally written by Dan Staige. I don’t know exactly what it was that caught my attention about this album, but upon a first listen of song content in random order, I felt compelled to wholly

Cult Of Luna – The Beyond Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett Often times, bands that have intriguing names also have an intriguing sound. Cult of Luna is no exception. Their latest album, The Beyond, is a combination of epic songs and haunting,

Evergrey – Recreation Day Review

Originally written by Tim Pigeon I’ve been anticipating this album for a long time. Evergrey blew me away with their last opus, In Search of Truth, a concept album dealing with alien abductions. I’ve always

The Devin Townsend Band – Accelerated Evolution Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. Devin Townsend must be bursting at the seams with musical inspiration. First we get a new Strapping Young Lad album, and now a new solo album? Man oh man, I’m

God Dethroned – Into The Lungs Of Hell Review

Originally written by Gregory Bradley. When I first heard of God Dethroned, it was on their album “Ravenous”. I figured it meant ravenous as in extremely hungry, so I dismissed it until I read the

Emperor – Scattered Ashes: A Decade Of Emperial Wrath Review

Originally written by Ryan Plunkett The Emperor is dead, but its reign shall forever be seen within extreme metal. From 1991 until 2001, Emperor built a legacy in black metal that will never be toppled.

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