Tag: Traditional

Vhäldemar – Shadows Of Combat (Reissue) Review

Do you like Grave Digger and Helloween? I like Grave Digger and Helloween. Do you know who else likes Grave Digger and Helloween? Vhäldemar likes Grave Digger and Helloween. This fourth album from these Teutonic-toned

Ghost – Prequelle Review

At heart, rock ‘n’ roll has always been theater.  It’s performance, on-stage and under the lights; it’s exorcism and exhibition, a transference of raw emotion from performer to audience through words and action. It’s why

Diamonds & Rust: Tygers Of Pan Tang – Wild Cat Vs. Spellbound

Music of any kind is not just the sounds you hear. The intangibles matter. The context matters. No one will understand exactly why I love Harry Nilsson’s The Point, and I don’t expect anyone to,

Age Of Taurus – The Colony Slain Review

It’s no secret that the apple that is doom metal has fallen moderately out of the public eye. Yes, America is still in love with Pallbearer and his brother, Darryl, and his other brother, Darryl,

A Devil’s Dozen – Fates Warning

The story of Fates Warning spans decades and is complex in terms of music, musicians, genre definitions, and public perception. On a musician level, this is the story of Jim Matheos, guitarist, primary songwriter, and

Amorphis – Queen Of Time Review

Let’s nail something home right from the jump: Amidst the ever-expanding ranks of heavy metal groups currently and constantly competing for collective ears, Amorphis ranks at or very near the top with regard to those

Stryper – God Damn Evil Review

Coming off two of their strongest records, our Christian friends are courting some controversy with this one, their twelfth full-length — the title alone was enough to get the record banned from Wal-Mart. They partially

Judas Least: In Praise Of Filler

Welcome back to Priest Week! It’s a pretty universal opinion that Judas Priest is one of the most important, most influential, and downright greatest heavy metal bands in history. If you came here to argue