Tag: 20 Buck Spin

Mournful Congregation – The Book Of Kings Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Mournful Congregation has been a staple in funeral doom for years, and my expectations were admittedly pretty high when I signed on to review The Book of Kings. What I

Mournful Congregation – The Unspoken Hymns Review

We’ve already seen superb releases drop from all of metal’s varied branches this year. But when the dust eventually settles, 2011’s most celebrated sub-genres will be those that give a solemn nod to a very

Alaric – Alaric Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance Steeped in early 80s Gothic, death rock and post-punk conventions, Alaric’s self-titled debut is the type of album that features such an expert execution of a specific sound that it warrants

Vastum – Carnal Law Review

Innovation and a forward-thinking philosophy are admirable and all that, but there is something to be said for paying glorious homage to one’s forebearers. Something along the lines of “let’s get piss drunk and dance

Christian Mistress – Agony & Opium Review

There’s good reason so many metal bands continue to crop up sounding like they just stepped out of Bill & Ted’s phone booth from the early 80’s: it was a bloody kickass time that produced

Liturgy – Renihilation Review

I do believe I smell a scene a-brewin’. Well, okay, a potential scene. New York City, never known as the capital of US black metal, made a splash last year when Krallice put out their monster of

Samothrace – Life’s Trade Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell It seems a bit odd to wrangle words over a piece of music that flows so effortlessly. The eloquent tome in question is Samothrace’s Life’s Trade, a monumental upheaveal of crushing doom.

Coffins – Buried Death Review

Originally written by Michael Roberts. While some bands in death metal nowadays proudly take their influences from the genre’s golden period of the early nineties, bands such as Tokyo’s Coffins prefer to go even further back. These