Tag: 20 Buck Spin

Mournful Congregation – The Incubus of Karma Review

Are the placid waters of a large lake best disrupted by a deluge, or by singular drops upon its surface? Sit near any calm body of water as dark clouds approach, and you’ll probably experience

Acephalix – Decreation Review

We fans of death metal have been blessed, much like Noah, with a flood of tremendous death metal over the last 18 months. It’s like the early 90s all over again except with different players,

Alaric – End Of Mirrors Review

Unless you’ve been living under a very modern bridge that’s not at all gothic lately, you’ve noticed an intense resurgence in the post-punk, goth-rock, deathrock camp over the last five years or so. If you’re

Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä Review

When Oranssi Pazuzu‘s debut album, Muukalainen Puhuu, touched down in 2009, it was a shock to hear such a fully formed vision. Despite the fact that plenty of black metal bands had exploded the genre

Vastum – Hole Below Review

You might think that there’s already an above-ample supply of bands paying proper homage to the noble age of less-thrashy death metal that crept to the surface in the late 80s, but the truth of

Khemmis – Absolution Review

Let’s get to the point: Absolution is a promising debut album all but ruined by its laughably out-of-place harsh vocals. On paper, Denver’s Khemmis is an appealing proposition: their fuzzed-out tones and love for Lizzy-descended

Foreseen – Helsinki Savagery Review

Get a load of that cover, will ya? You’ve got a pile of skulls spilling out of a creepy car park, Ghost Rider and his angry dog, and a hooded demon about to shoot up

Vanhelgd – Relics Of Sulphur Salvation Review

Though it might seem counterintuitive, there’s actually a bold calculus at work for a band digging in the blood-soaked trenches of a well-established style. Artistically speaking, the stakes are higher but the payoff is lower.