Tag: Metal Blade

Fates Warning – Long Day Good Night Review

[Artwork by Patrick Atkins] Veteran Fates Warning fans are an extremely devoted bunch. We approach each release with marked enthusiasm, we routinely show support by collecting tactile goods, and we commonly do whatever it takes

Armored Saint – Punching The Sky Review

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:15 AM, four beers in Internal Monologue, stream-of-consciousness… sort of… Shit, I better write something for this new Armored Saint record that comes out this week or Editor Zach will get

Anaal Nathrakh ‒ Endarkenment Review

Let’s get the obvious point out of the way right now: about half of Anaal Nathrakh’s career has been rather superfluous. They haven’t really done much new since they truly cemented their formula on the

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