Tag: Roadrunner

Where Angels Dare To Tread: A Solitude Aeturnus Primer

A case can and should be made for Arlington, Texas doom vets Solitude Aeturnus being in the running for the most underrated classic metal band to ever come out of these United States. True, an

Diamonds & Rust: Crimson Glory – Crimson Glory

Heavy metal and gimmickry have had a complicated relationship since the very day the genre first crawled from the primordial soup. When the strategy has worked, the results have been remarkable: KISS, Mercyful Fate /

Opeth – Pale Communion Review

originally written by Craig Hayes I know you’re busy, so I won’t waste your time. If the lack of heavy ordnance on Opeth’s last album, Heritage, left you feeling disenchanted or even dismayed with the

Satyricon – Satyricon Review

One of life’s great tragedies is the fact that you can never really, truly, completely know another person. We all live rich, stubborn, vertiginous inner lives, playing out a second-by-second drama etched on the interior

Nightwish – Imaginaerum Review

[Fade in on a small, modern office space with a number of desk stations scattered throughout. Several individuals are answering telephones in what appears to be some type of crisis counseling center. One of the

Megadeth – Thirteen Review

The narrative arc of Megadeth’s career over the past decade has been your standard, steady upward climb from a series of miscalculations and baldly embarrassing albums. With their career arguably hitting a soul-deflating nadir with

Machine Head – Unto The Locust Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell If you’re a ‘head of a certain age—the first wave of Generation Y—there was a trifecta of post-thrash bands that led the recovery effort in the wake of the Nevermind

Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events Review

When Black Clouds & Silver Linings hit back in 2009, we (meaning Zach Duvall and Lone Watie) reviewed it as a panel of critics / long term fanboys of Dream Theater. We had already spent