Tag: Century Media

Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism Review

It’s been over five years since the last Napalm Death record of new material, since 2015’s stellar Apex Predator – Easy Meat. That five-year break is the longest stretch between studio albums in Napalm’s 33-year

Happy Anneke-Versary: Mandylion Turns 25

Even during the humblest of beginnings, there are signs of emerging greatness. The Gathering’s beginnings were indeed quite humble. Founded by brothers Hans (drums) and René (guitars) Rutten along with vocalist buddy Bart Smits in

Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville Review

Consider, if you will, the splendor and aura of a classic detective film noir. One where the men all wear suits with bowler hats calling ladies dames while they chain smoke in a diner somehow

Just At The Edge Of The Light: A Psychotic Waltz Primer

Every passionate music fan has a litmus test band or artist, the one that, when mentioned, signifies the speaker’s legitimate expertise in that area. For a lot of progressive metal devotees that band is Psychotic

Insomnium – Heart Like A Grave Review

How difficult it must be to follow a perfect album. Wait, wait… Not that kind of perfect album. Perfection is a pipe dream, and there are no perfect albums. Sorry, Pink Floyd, Rush, Prince, Public

Martyrdöd – Hexhammaren Review

Swedish kängpunks Martyrdöd have always sounded iron-willed and up for a fight. No more so than on their new album, Hexhammaren. With a who’s who lineup of Scandi punk / metal heavyweights, Martyrdöd have spent

Witherfall – A Prelude To Sorrow Review

Metal and darkness have been enthusiastic partners since the very moment “Black Sabbath” first lifted from a speaker. Consequently, the near half-century that’s followed has found our genre exploring every facet of light’s mortal enemy—from

An Interview With Chewy Of Voivod: Global Warming, Jazz And Belonging

By now you’ve likely heard Voivod’s fourteenth studio LP, The Wake. If you haven’t, then get your tuchas in gear and check it out immediately. You can read an absolutely lovely review of that album