Sete Star Sept – Bird Review

Sometimes I wonder what may be wrong with me, that I should seek out such sounds that would typically be described as unpleasant. Often, I would imagine, others wonder the same, particularly any unlucky passenger

Korpiklaani – Jylhä Review

When I first crossed paths with Korpiklaani back in 2006, I took one look at the slipcase promo for Tales Along this Road, and finding them completely ridiculous, promptly discarded and ignored it. I don’t

Mefitis – Offscourings Review

[Album artwork: Pendath] Spend enough time in and around the extreme metal sphere and the likelihood that the following words—progressive, avant-garde, technical, and experimental—will eventually inspire you to pound your head against a brick wall

Pounder – Breaking The World Review

Pounder’s last full-length, 2019’s Uncivilized, was a collection of fun and well crafted songs marred by one pretty significant stumbling block. A throwback metal outfit in the vein of so many these days (see: Traveller,

Caedes Cruenta – Of Ritual Necrophagia And Mysterious Ghoul Cults Review

[Cover art by Christopher Moyen] Heavy music fans regularly reach for their favorite black metal records during the snow-filled months of winter. The motherlands of its inception and frigid sounds/atmospheres utilized through the past few

Accept – Too Mean To Die Review

It’s been a decade now since Accept defied the odds and came screaming back to full strength with a new singer. Their first record with Mark Tornillo behind the mic, 2010’s Blood Of The Nations,

Diamonds & Rust: Bathory – Blood On Ice

[Artwork by Jan Kristian Wåhlin / Necrolord] Let’s kick things off by chewing on the following statement: « Blood On Ice is Bathory’s best album » How do you enjoy them apples, Hyborians? Whoa! Put

Fractal Generator – Macrocosmos Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. No matter how comical the idea seems to anyone not already accustomed to parsing half-step pitch variations in toilet-puke vocals like a sommelier mouthfeeling the ever-living shit out

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