Tag: Argus

Argus: An Interview With Brian “Butch” Balich

It’s been heavy metal’s consistent predilection towards exploring dark themes and pushing extremes that’s pulled so many of us into its tractor beam over these many long years. But during those golden moments of the

Argus – Boldly Stride The Doomed Review

In a recent review I talked about underrated bands, focusing on the ones that aren’t that underrated, but just hold onto a small but devout (and usually vocal) cult following. There is, however, another state

John Ray’s Top 20 Of 2009

First, my apologies for being so late with this.  Thing is, I spent the last couple of weeks battling an upper respiratory infection and simultaneous nasal staph infection.  If you’ve never had the pleasure of

Last Rites’ Best Of 2009 – Combined Staff List

2009 will go down as one of the busiest years in heavy metal history. An incredible number of must-hear albums were released, making this one of the most hotly-contested compilations in recent memory. Painstakingly selected by the

00s Essentials – Volume Two

Welcome back to Metal Review’s 100 Most Essential Albums of the 00s. Volume 2 features a pair of landmark doom releases, the glorious return of an epic metal legend, some widely varying interpretations of prog,

Argus – Argus Review

While I certainly appreciate those bands that push the envelope and inject a level of freshness to our genre, nothing knocks me to the curb with greater walloping clout than those records that effectively deliver