Tag: Traditional

Wytch Hazel – III: Pentecost Review

Let’s tackle the obvious elephant in the room before we move onto the musical aspects here. (It’s a metaphorical elephant – don’t be scared.) You ever notice how you, as a metalhead, wake up and

Armored Saint – Punching The Sky Review

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 1:15 AM, four beers in Internal Monologue, stream-of-consciousness… sort of… Shit, I better write something for this new Armored Saint record that comes out this week or Editor Zach will get

Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal Review

[Artwork by Sebastian Murphy of Viagra Boys] If the name Henrik Palm isn’t immediately familiar to you, it’s probably because you either didn’t pay attention to Sweden’s In Solitude (big mistake: wonderful band, and Sister,

Sacred Outcry ‒ Damned For All Time Review

If the members of Greece’s Sacred Outcry had had their way, you’d have heard debut full length Damned For All Time about 17 years ago. They originally entered the studio to record it all the

Midnight Dice – Hypnotized Review

[Artwork by Lauren Gornik] Yes, this slice of Chicago-styled awesomeness came out three months ago, but 1) we didn’t cover it for reasons of insanity, and 2) it was only available as a digital download,

Grave Digger – Fields Of Blood Review

The $10* or so that Chris Boltendahl spent on a ticket to Braveheart in 1995 may have been the best money he ever spent… Now in their fortieth year, the bombastic Teutonic trad metallers in

Diamonds & Rust: Screamer – Target: Earth

Way back when we started this Diamonds & Rust feature, the idea behind it was to allow our staff of obsessive listeners the opportunity to wax poetic about classic albums, to finally put onscreen some

Firewind – Firewind Review

Few would argue against the point that the true heart of power metal is fun. Powerful fun. Triumphant fun. Escapist fun. Uplifting, unbridled fun. The fun, even when delivered in half-baked and stock songs, is