Worm – Gloomlord Review

A few preliminaries: before note one of Worm’s Gloomlord plays, it is recommended that the canny listener pause a moment and wonder at its tremendous title and cover art. Are you a gloomlord? Am I?

Ironflame – Blood Red Victory Review

Like most of us, Andrew D’Cagna grew up in a quiet town bereft of Crusades, wars fought upon horseback and plagues. Thus, we were all forced to cobble together medieval weaponry made from sticks, battle

Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry My Chariot Review

The kitchen sink approach is risky. Throwing a bünch of inflüences together in hopes of carving oüt a distinctive soünd can have its payoffs, büt can come out as a jümbled mess much more easily.

Cianide – Unhumanized Review

Sometimes evolution is just unnecessary. Chicago’s gods of caveman death metal Cianide return with their first release in nine years, and only their third in the past twenty. (And even then, Unhumanized is only half

Farewell To A King: RIP Neil Peart

[Beyond the Lighted Stage: Banger Films] Rush is for the nerds. Okay, sure, the band is clearly for everyone, but it’s hardly a newsflash to reaffirm the fact that, in a great many cases, people

Staff Infections – January 2020

Welcome, friends, to the first edition of Staff Infections in 2020. You might have noticed we took last month off, and that’s because we thought you probably didn’t need another list-based feature to read alongside

A Devil’s Dozen – Paradise Lost

“Sad songs say so much.” — ancient Eltonese proverb. WHY SO GLUM, CHUM? It’s said that art mirrors life, so then it follows that art is empty and largely meaningless without emotion, and then further,

Bestial Invasion – Monomania Review

People generally prefer to set their sights forward when a new year finally kicks into gear, and that obviously includes the majority of us in the music writing game. That’s good news for anyone interested

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