Tag: Relapse

Gruesome – Twisted Prayers Review

I was a big fan of Savage Land, the debut from death metal supergroup Gruesome, because the early era of Death to which the album pays tribute is my favorite era of Death’s music. Death

YOB – Our Raw Heart Review

More often than not, the intimate details fueling the creation of an album are unknown to listeners. It makes sense, really, because art is meant to be personal, and a great deal of its interpretation

Skinless – Savagery Review

Skinless had a comeback record. It was called Only the Ruthless Remain and it was a very good record. Nothing extraordinary, but driven and ferocious. It showed off their New York Death Metal roots without

Genocide Pact – Order Of Torment Review

Order of Torment is the second album, and first to hit this writer’s ears, from Washington D.C. trio Genocide Pact. Genocide Pact isn’t going to dazzle anyone with its traditional take on death metal. This

Haemorrhage – We Are The Gore Review

I know it may appear to all you average Joe reader types that the life of a heavy metal blogger is one nonstop exercise in pure playboy luxury… …and that’s absolutely correct. I’m writing this

Exhumed – Death Revenge Review

Exhumed, after a five-year hiatus, re-emerged in 2011 with the ferocious All Guts, No Glory, and followed that album up with the more sophisticated, but no less excellent Necrocracy in 2013. This pair of albums,

Myrkur – Mareridt Review

The presence of Amalie Bruun in the black metal scene has probably resulted in as much discussion about non-musical factors as it has about the actual sounds of Myrkur. The basement-dwelling masses feel as if

Atriarch – Dead As Truth Review

A friend of mine once told me that he doesn’t like any music where it sounds like the singer is smiling. Hey, buddy, do I ever have a band for you… Atriarch vocalist Lenny Smith