Tag: Technical

Diamonds & Rust: Ripping Corpse – Dreaming with the Dead

Imagine being an extreme metal fan in the New York-New Jersey region at the dawn of the 90s. It was far from the only booming death metal scene (you’ve heard of Florida, right?), but there

Basilysk – Emergence Review

If the cover art for Emergence makes you think the full length debut from Philadelphia’s Basilysk is actually some long lost album out of the early 90s (check out that overly complicated and ornate logo),

Arsis And The Curse Of The Classic Debut

Putting out a classic with your first album is a curse. Well, it’s just a bit of a curse, of course, because the percentage of bands and artists that actually put out a classic at

Desolation Realm – Desolation Realm Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Subtlety is for hosebags. Sometimes, at least. And particularly in those cases where a new band decides to re-grip the blade once swung by a primo band that

Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands Review

From Dictionary.com: Dependable [dih-pen-duh-buhl], adjective: Capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable. “Our mailman is very dependable, even when it rains, sleets, or snows.” “This bar is quite dependable when it comes to

Abysmal Torment – The Misanthrope Review

Malta. Home of the storied falcon. If you have not checked out that flick, you should. It is incredibly cool. Dated, but still freshly snarky and with unmatchable performances by Bogart, Lorre, and Greenstreet, whose

Diamonds & Rust – Exploring Metal Classics: Atrocity – Hallucinations

By design, album art is supposed to reflect the music, to be some visual representation of the aural experience contained within the grooves or bytes or magnetic bits or whatever. A large part of album

Aeviterne – Sireless Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Consisting of two former members of Flourishing and former Castevet drummer Ian Jacyszyn, the debut EP of Aeviterne ought to excite fans of slightly noisy, oddball death metal.