Tag: Cruz Del Sur

Best Of 2022 – Ryan Tysinger: Lifelong Journeys For Technicolor Vapors

First of all, forgive the self-indulgence. These words could be inscribed atop any list, any review, any critique; yet they beg to be uttered. After all, it’s a fundamental rule in critical writing: don’t use

Sonja – Loud Arriver Review

Long, long ago—even before the days when the lonesome warble of AOL’s “You’ve got mail!” swept through the wilds of the heartlands—goths and metal freaks shared an equitable “the enemy of my enemy is my

Fer De Lance – The Hyperborean Review

[Artwork by Adam Burke / Nightjar Illustration] Listening to the debut full-length from Chicago’s Fer de Lance is akin to witnessing the epic origin story for the US interpretation of Germany’s Atlantean Kodex, but with

Best of 2021 – Chris C: It’s Been A Year

This has been a strange year in music. Blood Incantation announced their hour-long, ambient Century Media debut. Andi Deris proved the best bobbing head on the new and remarkable Helloween hydra. Melodic black metal not

Tower – Shock To The System Review

[Cover artwork by Morgan Jesse Lappin] “The guitar. It was the key, the sword in the stone, the staff of righteousness. As my father christened it, ‘that fucking guitar’,” remarked Bruce Springsteen during his six-month

Tentation – Le Berceau Des Dieux Review

They say French is the language of love and romance. Which is probably why I don’t speak it very well. HEY-OH! Thanks. I’ll be here all week. Try la ratatouille… But soyons sérieux, folks, if

Pharaoh – The Powers That Be Review

At some point in every human’s existence, we discover the value of “not worrying about it.” Our parents hammer the lesson home early when we first start wondering about life’s less attractive elements—undue illness, death,

Wheel – Preserved In Time Review

[Cover artwork: Frammes Kalender // Koloman Moser] Most of us have been in the game long enough to recognize the dangers associated with statements related to “this is the best material [band] has recorded to