Tag: Metal Blade

Arch / Matheos – Winter Ethereal Review

Sympathetic Resonance is now rightly viewed as a classic of progressive heavy metal. It delivered the promise of the Twist of Fate EP and completed the comeback of one of prog’s most important duos: Fates

King Diamond – Songs For The Dead – Live Review

Ordinarily, I’m not much on live albums. For every Live After Death or Strangers In The Night or Live & Dangerous there are fifteen unnecessary catalog-fillers, most of them little more than a greatest hits

Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest Review

So here’s the quick take if you want to spare yourself any extra time reading about an album you should neither be excited about, nor purchase: Behemoth, arguably for the first time in its entire career,

Redemption – Long Night’s Journey Into Day Review

Seems music buffs are always looking for better, especially when we’re having new albums tossed at us like the old man’s bread crumbs to the ducks (fuck off, pigeons). And metal music is oh-so-happy to

Lizzy Borden – My Midnight Things Review

I’m an old fart now—I remember the late 1980s. I remember running across Lizzy Borden when they were featured in Penelope Spheeris’ classic The Decline Of Western Civilization, Part 2: The Metal Years, prancing about

Primordial – Exile Amongst The Ruins Review

Two facts are indisputable: Primordial is a Very Good Band, and Exile Amongst the Ruins is a Very Bad Album. Maybe those facts seem difficult or painful to reconcile, but let’s face it: great bands

Hamferð – Támsins Likam Review

The desire to associate winter with black metal is a natural one. The traditional black and white cover art is a very close reflection of the visual de-saturation of the outside world via snow and

Ram – Rod Review

This Ram is sometimes a confusing beast. On paper, their fiery trad metal sounds perfect – it’s heavily indebted to Judas Priest, and nods to Mercyful Fate, Accept, and Omen float around in the periphery.