Tag: Technical

Heaving Earth – Darkness Of God Review

Railing against God and religion is nothing new in our precious little realm of heavy metal. Plenty of anti-god and pro-Satan rhetoric has abounded for generations both intentional and unintentional. While the cover art may

Azaab – Summoning The Cataclysm Review

Surprises are relatively rare in this age of hyper-publicity. Yet every once in a while something like Azaab’s Summoning the Cataclysm falls from the sky to clock you in the noggin before landing at your

Bludgeoned ‒ Summary Execution Review

Bludgeoned is a new brutal death metal band out of Washington State and, wait a sec… The brutal variety of death metal has been around since Suffocation unleashed Human Waste on mankind over 30 years

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

Atræ Bilis - Apexapien

Atræ Bilis – Apexapien Review

[cover art by Eliran Kantor] The term bouncy applies to many things in life, including: A ball that you throw against the wall when you’re bored An adorable kangaroo or rabbit An inflatable castle that

Diskord – Degenerations Review

Friend, I don’t know how your brain works. For me, the most unsupported, errant thought will sometimes get stuck up in there like Phineas Gage at a magnetic cocaine party. A lyric reminds you of

Ophidian I ‒ Desolate Review

[Artwork by the incomparable Eliran Kantor] The most convenient way to describe Desolate, the sophomore effort from Icelandic tech-deathers Ophidian I, is to call it a serious guitar nerd’s death metal album. This is far

Missing Pieces: The Best Of What We Missed In 2021 So Far, Volume 2

This is Part 2 of our 2021 Missing Pieces series, in which we offer praise to some great stuff we missed during the initial press cycles. Have a gander at Part 1 if you haven’t,