Tag: Epic

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

While Heaven Wept – Vast Oceans Lachrymose Review

Little can compare to the feeling of being truly leveled by the work of a great artist, whatever the medium may be. The sweep of Vermeer’s brush, the flow of a Gehry building, or the

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

Forsaken – After The Fall Review

A little ways off the coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea rests the densely populated island of Malta. Tourists come to experience the nation’s varied historical influence, along with visiting the nearby Megalithic Temples

Isole – Silent Ruins Review

These Swedes are quickly becoming one of the more prolific acts in the epic doom metal genre. 2008 not only saw the release of Bliss of Solitude, but Bryntse and Olsson’s epic doom take on

Moonsorrow – Tulimyrsky EP Review

Ep-ic [ep-ik]: noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style. Ep-ic as Balls [ep-ik az bawls]: