Tag: Candlelight

Lord Mantis – Pervertor Review

Good hygiene is important; it’s a sign of maturity and, more basically, evolutionary fitness. Society expects cleanliness. But for some of us, that primal little devil inside who so enjoyed flinging us headlong into mud

Sigh – In Somniphobia Review

At the risk of making the most colossal understatement of the century, it’s important to point out from the start that Sigh is a rather odd band. No, scratch that: Sigh is a head-spinning, reason-defying,

Corrosion Of Conformity – Corrosion Of Conformity Review

There might not be a bigger mystery in metal right now than the absence-but-not-departure of Pepper Keenan from Corrosion of Conformity. He’s still in the band, but he isn’t recording or playing live (regularly) with

Abigail Williams – Becoming Review

Originally written by Ramar Pittance After cycling through nearly 20 bandmates and two distinctly modern approaches to symphonic black metal, Abigail Williams’ main man Ken Sorceron sounds closer to finding a style that suits him on Becoming,

Falloch – Where Distant Spirits Remain Review

Probably the last thing a new band dropping its debut album needs is a nagging clamor of snickering and hand-wringing from such an incessant bunch of dashing and affable sweethearts jerks as metal writers, but

Taake – Noregs Vaapen Review

originally written by Chris McDonald As much as I stick to the “favorite albums over favorite bands” rule, I must admit that Taake’s recent direction was a pretty hard pill to swallow for me initially.

Absu – Abzu Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Absu‘s 2009 self-titled comeback was almost universally hailed as an exemplary exhibition of blackthrash dominance. Proscriptor McGovern had been lying dormant for roughly seven years following the beloved Tara, but

Extreme Noise Terror – A Holocaust In Your Head (Reissue) Review

Once upon a time, in a place called England, in a time called the mid-1980s, the Gods of Crust Punk gave birth to an angry baby, a child whom they christened Grindcore. At the time,