Tag: Speed

Vigilance – Enter The Endless Abyss Review

Have any two bastard children of the blues been as intertwined as punk and heavy metal? One would be hard pressed to make a strong enough case to dispute it. Sure, plenty of other rock-oriented

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

Traveler – Traveler Review

I’m going to go ahead and admit a fault here: writing reviews of traditional metal can get difficult. It is the medium in its purest, most undiluted form, and more often than not has few

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

Black Viper – Hellions Of Fire Review

There was a stretch in the early 90s when any Jane or Joe could sidle up to the rail and say, “Bartender, give me a True Norwegian,” and immediately receive a frosty mug of vicious