Tag: Metal Blade

A Tribute To Trouble’s Eric Wagner – May He Rest In Peace…

The first time I heard Trouble was back around ’86, upon randomly picking up a used copy of The Skull at my local record shop based solely on its magnificent cover artwork. Yes, it’s an

Alternate art for the Awakening Records version of Mayhemic's Mortuary Feast Of Skeletons.
Art by Wang Jiabin (Uncle3 Art)

La Fragua Del Fin Del Mundo: Thirteen Spells Of Chilean Witching Metal

Part I: The End Of The World Chile is nestled between giants. Towering in the east are the Andes, the longest mountain range in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. To the

Cirith Ungol – Half Past Human Review

[Cover artwork by the peerless Michael Whelan] Friendly greetings from the mouth of madness that is the collector’s music room, fellow accumulators of all things heavy duty, underground, and…well, collectible. Please wind your way through

Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined Review

[Cover Art by Vince Locke…Duh] Lineup changes border on being an inevitability for bands and that becomes a greater truth the longer a group exists. Drums (Paul Mazurkiewicz) and bass (Alex Webster) are the only

Best of 2020 – Lone Watie: We Find What We Look For

Of course, in terms of human events, a year is an arbitrary construct. It isn’t a thing with agency. A year doesn’t do things. But maaaan, 2020 feels like a real life son-of-a-bitch, doesn’t it?

Best Of 2020 – Ryan Tysinger: Maybe We All Deserve The Hammer

Go, then. There are other worlds than these. – Jake Chambers The zombie sub-genre of horror film introduced some interesting hypotheticals. Everyone reading this has, in all likelihood, at least pondered on how they would

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