Tag: Napalm Records

Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep Review

While they’ve never received as much credit for their artistic spirit as have the Enslaveds and Ihsahns of the world, Satyricon has shifted and morphed subtly throughout the years, and have always followed their own

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea Review

So things got pretty dark the last time we met. Belated thanks to everyone for their support. I’ve taken a few more hits since then, but I think I’ve finally found the answer; a lucrative

Life Of Agony – A Place Where There’s No More Pain Review

It’s been over a decade since Life of Agony released Broken Valley. I don’t remember what the critical response was, but it didn’t matter. One of the most important bands from my youth was back,

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Unleash The Archers – Apex Review

Now tackling their fourth album, Unleash the Archers seem poised to finally reveal the true character of their sound. Leading the way are bone-chilling vocals from Brittney Slayes accompanied by a band that is synchronized, complimentary and

Seven Kingdoms – Decennium Review

Originally released on Nightmare Records back in January, Decennium proved itself worthy enough to score a re-release just a few short months later, now on power-metal “major” Napalm. In their ten-year career (hence this latest

Grave Digger – Healed By Metal Review

Grave Digger is the veritable embodiment of consistency. Like Accept, like UDO, like Helloween, these Germans have carved themselves a kingdom from a seemingly endless wellspring of trad-metal inspiration, assembling and re-assembling the basics of power-trad

Civil War – The Last Full Measure Review

Ah, European power metal… When it’s done poorly, there’s very little in all of metal that could possibly be lamer. (Maybe basement-level black metal, but that’s another argument for another time.) But when Euro-power is

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Dawn of Disease – Worship the Grave Review

Again, we come upon an important realization: death metal, even when trite, boring, derivative, etc., is still terrific. That’s why death metal has always been my favorite sub-genre of metal. Sure, many bands today are