Tag: Epic

Forsaken – Pentateuch Review

Of the countless reasons behind people’s choice to wander into the confines of heavy metal, our elemental need to be different and disassociate from the mainstream has to be considered the most perplexing because even

Solstice – Death’s Crown Is Victory Review

Anyone who believes being in a long-established metal band is in any way glamorous should probably have his or her head examined. As if the current state of the industry and its paltry payouts aren’t

Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess Review

I watched a drug deal unfold two feet away from me at a bus stop next to the del Norte Bay Area Rapid Transit station at 10:30am on a Friday morning. The act was recklessly

Caladan Brood – Echoes Of Battle Review

One of the key elements of true artistry is juxtaposition. The simplest example one could give of this, from the visual perspective, is the process of using black and white with one another to create

Candlemass – Psalms For The Dead Review

I’ve had more than a handful of people remark that I’ve been too critical of the Robert Lowe era of Candlemass responsible for King of the Grey Islands (2007) and Death Magic Doom (2009). In

While Heaven Wept – Fear Of Infinity Review

While Heaven Wept‘s peerless Vast Oceans Lachrymose brought a lot of new faces to the band’s doorstep back in 2009. And rightly so: the album marked a new pinnacle in terms of emotional, utterly absorbing

Quicksand Dream – Aelin: A Story About Destiny Review

The amount of time and effort required to release a record can often be quite staggering. In the case of Sweden’s Quicksand Dream, remaining members Göran Jacobson (vocals) and Patrick Backlund (bass) have weathered 17

Grand Magus – Monument (Reissue) Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell While overshadowed in most circles by Profound Lore‘s irresistible sexiness, Metal Blade has been quietly rebuilding themselves into a pure metal juggernaut. With metalcore waning, Slagel and Co. have put out some incredibly