Tag: Shred

Worm – Bluenothing Review

Despite slithering out of the Floridian murk close to a decade ago in demo form, Worm’s last five years have been marked by several rapid metamorphoses (from black metal to rotted doom/death to a statelier,

First Fragment – Gloire Éternelle Review

[Artwork by Adam Burke / Nightjar Illustration] It’s probably not the best idea to kick things off by making an outlandish claim concerning First Fragment guitarist Phil Tougas being a shadowy villain bent on provoking

Eternity’s End – Unyielding Review

[Cover artwork: Adam Burke] More often than not, it’s metal’s immortal mainstays and the bands that pushed extremes into thrash and death that get the glossy treatment when people choose to commemorate what happened in

Immortal Guardian – Age Of Revolution Review

Last Rites doesn’t always do the best job of keeping readers on top of power metal. We cover it, of course, and always will, but we mostly showcase the records that really jump out and

Jeff Loomis – Plains Of Oblivion Review

Let’s get one thing straight from the beginning: Jeff Loomis is a guitar god, and one of the last, really. His playing on Nevermore albums: divine. His playing on his solo work, including these here

Curt Shaw – Curt Shaw Review

Synopsis: GUITAR GODZ versus the music fans… Short Review: If you really like the sound of solos, this is your crack. The guy can definitely solo. But the pieces lack anything that makes metal cool

Impellitteri – Pedal To The Metal Review

Originally written by Harley Carlson. I admittedly have very little knowledge in regards to the history of Impellitteri. The few releases that I have actually heard, 1992’s Grin And Bear It and 1994’s Answer To The Master (both with the

Painmuseum – Metal For Life Review

See that thing up there? That’s the bar that’s been set incredibly high for Metal Mike Chlasciak and the debut recording from his Painmuseum outfit. First, we’ve heard about this band for years, including a