Tag: Herzel

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

Best of 2021 – Lone Watie: It Helps To Know What You Got

When I sat down to work out an introduction to my best of list, I already had a long, loud list in my head of grievances and shames and laments. They’re certainly valid, most of

Best Of 2021 – Dan Obstkrieg: A Map Of All Our Foolishness

Friends, if we’re being honest, I probably spend less than half of my overall music listening time with heavy metal. (This is what they might call a “reverse straw man,” whereby I provide you with

Best Of 2021 – Ryan Tysinger: Stand By For Exciter, Or The Whole Glory Of 2021

For the longest time, metal was an unexplored desire. It was kept closeted away by fifteen-year old Ryan. Swept up in 80s hardcore punk at the time, I had little time or patience for anything

Best Of 2021 – Captain: I Am My Vow Incarnate

Dark forces would likely prefer me to use this platform to complain about how life & times in 2021 decided to increase the pressure of its boot compared to 2020, but I ain’t that guy,

Best Of 2021 – Last Rites Combined Staff Top 25

Is it the human compulsion to list that truly sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom? Until someone comes across a crudely scratched out “Top 20 Most Embarrassing Things Heard During Morning

Staff Infections – April 2021

Alright, friends, we’ve managed, thankfully, to go a month without losing a prominent metal figure, and the weather has been pretty decent, so I guess we’ll have to find something else to talk about.  Here’s

Herzel – Le Dernier Rempart Review

[Cover artwork by Flog Diver | Illustration & Design] From the perspective of an American fan, one of the true benefits of enduring these many years and still holding true to rabid fan status after