Tag: Relapse

Coffins – Sinister Oath Review

Keep it simple, whether you’re stupid or not – there’s certainly something to be said for that ethos. And always, always, always keep it heavy. The four fellows in Japan’s Coffins abide by a credo

Incantation – Unholy Deification Review

Unholy Deification is lucky #13 for John McEntee and his cast of cohorts, in terms of full-length albums. From outside observation, it’s pretty clear that, after some thirty-plus years in the game, John’s a true

Obituary – Dying Of Everything Review

In the years since their late 90s hiatus and early millennium reformation, Obituary has thoroughly established themselves as consistent, if not always consistently stellar. They’re the AC/DC of death metal in terms of both qualitative

Exhumed – To The Dead Review

Exhumed is one thing, and in that one thing, Exhumed is many things. Exhumed is gore metal, of course, the self-determined appellation that adorns their classic debut album, and in being “gore metal,” they are

Incantation – Tricennial Of Blasphemy Review

Thirty years… Thirty years ago, Bill Clinton was elected president (the first time); the acquittal of the cops who beat Rodney King sparked riots that tore through Los Angeles; compact discs overtook cassette tapes as

Boris – Heavy Rocks 2022 Review

In their 30 year history, Boris has only ever expanded outward, and generally excelled at whatever sound they choose to take up. Even the simply-titled Heavy Rocks series refuses to stick to its original formula

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2022 So Far, Vol. 3

This is the final installment of our annual mid-year wrap-up, compiling our hand-selected best of the records we somehow neglected to cover during the first half of 2022. You should’ve already read Parts 1 and

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?