Tag: Metal Blade

Satan – Cruel Magic Review

One of the more tragic aspects of the genre-defining New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was that few bands managed to continue the momentum after the peak of the movement. By the mid-80s, many acts

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

Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath Review

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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.

Sorcerer – The Crowning Of The Fire King Review

Swedish doom band Sorcerer re-emerged 2015, after a 20-odd year hiatus, to release its first official full-length album, In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross. The album revealed a supremely talented band that clearly had