Tag: Metal Blade

Falconer – From A Dying Ember Review

[Artwork by Jan Meininghaus] One could certainly argue that the writing was on the wall back in 2014 when, three months after releasing album number eight, Black Moon Rising, Falconer announced they would no longer

The Tower Of Cirith Ungol: A Personal Journey, A Band Primer, And A Look At Forever Black

My first encounter with Cirith Ungol occurred approximately 34 years ago. Yes, that means I’m old enough that daylight savings now causes a unique form of jet lag, but it also means I was lucky

Intronaut - Fluid Existential Inversions

Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions Review

It’s interesting to watch something grow. I have a window box of Morning Glories outside my living room. They started out as tiny little seeds and then became an unruly mass of green vines and

Just At The Edge Of The Light: A Psychotic Waltz Primer

Every passionate music fan has a litmus test band or artist, the one that, when mentioned, signifies the speaker’s legitimate expertise in that area. For a lot of progressive metal devotees that band is Psychotic

Blaze Of Perdition – The Harrowing Of Hearts Review

In the deep corners of the dark internet (not the “dark web,” because who even understands what in the hell that is) sit angry, middle-aged men and maligned teenagers championing the cause of trve kvlt

God Dethroned – Illuminati Review

For the most part, melodic death metal and I do not mix. It’s not that I dislike it, per se, but mostly, I just don’t care about it — it so rarely interests me that

[Artwork by Wes Benscoter]

Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas Review

As at least one person’s favorite New York senator once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” This feels even more relevant in our current fractured [read: fucking

Angel Witch – Angel Of Light Review

[Artwork by Adam Burke] The lifespan of great NWOBHM band was by no means uniform. Some had relatively short initial careers – they can’t all be Saxon, let alone Iron Maiden – only to reunite