Tag: Relapse

Kingdom of Sorrow – Behind The Blackest Tears Review

Just in case you missed the hype the first time around, Kingdom of Sorrow is the collaboration between Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta and the originator of “fat guy metal,” Crowbar vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein. Many wondered how

Black Tusk – Taste The Sin Review

originally written by Erik Thomas The Relapse PR machine is making no qualms about Black Tusk’s sound. I’ve seen this Savannah, Georgia trio openly advertised and reviewed as ‘swamp metal’ and ‘Mastodon’s back-water brethren’, and if the Jon Baizley cover

Howl – Full Of Hell Review

originally written by Erik Thomas It seems like Relapse has been trolling the underground sludge scene for awhile now trying to replace Mastodon. Even hitting Mastodon’s Savannah, Georgia pipeline for Baroness (who I have a sneaking suspicion will need to be replaced

Misery Index – Heirs To Thievery Review

originally written by Erik Thomas Holy shit.  My scars have only just healed from 2008’s murderously seething Traitors, and here are Baltimore’s veteran grinders with yet another vitriol-filled, anti-government sonic IDE that will leave shrapnel in

Burnt By The Sun – Heart Of Darkness Review

Originally written by Doug Moore. Music fans like to think of their genres of choice as purebred open markets. In self-contained worlds like underground metal, the audience’s shared sensibilities and the comparative absence of money’s

Revocation – Existence Is Futile Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas Considering a lot of early classic thrash (Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Dark Angel, Toranaga, Xentrix, Onslaught, Kreator etc.) was much of my indoctrination to metal at a young impressionable age, it’s a

Baroness – Blue Record Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Few albums in 2009 have been hyped to the degree that Blue Record has. Okay, let’s be honest–no albums have been anointed with such preemptive praise. I was half-surprised at the lack of

Man Must Die – No Tolerance For Imperfection Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Man Must Die, thus far, have been quietly lurking in the periphery of the death metal elite. Despite having two critically-acclaimed releases to their credit (Start Killing and The Human Condition) the