Tag: Nuclear Blast

The Halo Effect – Days Of The Lost Review

Metal sees so many reformations and regroupings that genuine surprise is rare. Yet when it was announced that Mikael Stanne, Jesper Strömblad, Peter Iwers, Niclas Engelin, and Daniel Svensson had formed a band together my

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain Review

When you get into middle age, some combination of social convention (“you’re too old for this”) or real-world responsibilities (kids, job, life) or simple physical limitation (it just fuckin’ hurts) will usually tell you that

Sabaton – The War To End All Wars Review

There’s something strangely exotic about a band as committed to its aesthetic as Sabaton. Appreciating the differences from one album to the next is less about stylistic shifts than about pace and tone. Not that

Immolation ‒ Acts Of God Review

[Cover artwork by Eliran Kantor] Most Immolation fans would agree that their genre defining classics are behind them, and that’s okay! This is a band whose floor includes very good records that can’t possibly hurt

Best of 2021 – Chris C: It’s Been A Year

This has been a strange year in music. Blood Incantation announced their hour-long, ambient Century Media debut. Andi Deris proved the best bobbing head on the new and remarkable Helloween hydra. Melodic black metal not

Cradle Of Filth – Existence Is Futile Review

[Cover art by Arthur Berzinsh] First loves are a wild thing. Each experience is brand new, particularly if you find it in your teen years and elicits extreme positive and negative emotions. With nothing to

Enslaved ‒ Caravans To The Outer Worlds Review

Here’s the blistering hot take on the new Enslaved EP, Caravans to the Outer Worlds, that we know you’re craving like grandma’s homemade biscuits: The title track is the most immediate, urgent, and possibly best

Carcass – Torn Arteries Review

Ever been disappointed with a pretty good album? On the one hand, I haven’t either. But then… on the other hand… Let’s get that first cat right out of the bag: Torn Arteries is a