Tag: Speed

Metalian – Vortex Review

“Just how many bands do we need that sound like Judas Priest colliding with some other, more obscure NWOBHM group,” asked the old guardian who can’t figure out how to like anything new and the

Riot City – Burn the Night Review

Sometimes you’re sitting around with your buddies, listening to all your favorite old records, when you notice one of the guys staring extra intently at the iconic sleeve art of Screaming for Vengeance. “You guys

Seax – Fallout Rituals Review

Ah, speed… Some of us are built for it; some of us have a need for it. And way back some thirty years ago, it was one of the most important criteria by which a

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

Critical Defiance – Misconception Review

What do you do as a band if you just want to play your riffs and your melodies the way you want to, at the speed you want, the intensity you want, and with the

Stunner – Turbo City Review

With list season getting into full swing, we find ourselves going back and looking for things we may have missed or overlooked earlier in the year. Sometimes, in this process, a discovery just stands out

Dire Peril – The Extraterrestrial Compendium Review

Dire Peril’s long-gestating debut full-length The Extraterrestrial Compendium is something of an unexpected gift in a year that has already seen new albums from guitarist Jason Ashcraft’s other band Helion Prime and vocalist John Yelland’s

Sacral Rage – Beyond Celestial Echoes Review

I may be getting a little soft in my old age. I was never a King Diamond guy. I know: sacrilege, right? Thing is the falsetto just never clicked for me. There are only a