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Ihsahn – Pharos (EP) Review

Earlier this year Ihsahn, the immortal, ever-evolving genius of Norwegian prog, released Telemark. That EP saw Ihsahn dialing back the clock and bringing the raw fury that made people love his solo records such as

Killing Joke – Pylon Review

Sometimes we fall in love at first sight. Sometimes it takes a bit longer. We’ve all experienced both: that magic moment that means that everything changes in a second, that life will never be the

Venom – From The Very Depths Review

For a while there, Venom really was the most dangerous band in the world. Not simply because they had the balls to print statements like “we’re possessed by all that is evil. The death of

Black Crucifixion – Coronation Of King Darkness Review

The great thing about Coronation of King Darkness is that it requires no predicates. From the perspective of a metal historian, sure, you might want to know that Black Crucifixion played a fairly seminal role

Soen – Cognitive Review

After a while, even someone who writes about music for a hobby is bound to repeat his or herself. There are only so many angles, analytic tools, or perspectives that one person can provide. Enter

Swallow The Sun – Emerald Forest And The Blackbird Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Swallow the Sun doesn’t really commit to one genre, and since that’s pretty typical of most metal nowadays, it makes it difficult for StS to stand out from the blended

Moonsorrow – Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Its been said plenty of times, on this site and others, but it bears repeating: Moonsorrow epitomizes the term “epic” in a heavy metal context. Time and time again, these guys

Swallow The Sun – New Moon Review

Originally written by Erik Thomas When Finland’s doom/death act Swallow the Sun released their debut, The Morning Never Came back in 2003, they appeared poised to be the next great Finnish band and join the likes of Amorphis, Insomnium, Rapture and