Tag: Traditional

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

Acerus – The Tertiary Rite Review

[Artwork by Daniel Corchado] Here is a noteworthy truth related to classic extreme metal bands and many of their fans: If you’ve been a part of that particular sphere since the early days, chances are

10s Essentials – Volume Ten

As the virtuous musketeers of Dark Angel once pronounced, “We Have Arrived”—the tenth and final installment of our 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s is here, and with it comes all the goodness associated with

10s Essentials – Volume Nine

Well, how goes the isolation? Crawling out of your skin yet? Brain beginning to turn on you yet? Has the home office basically become the place you watch Star Trek: The Next Generation and King

The Tower Of Cirith Ungol: A Personal Journey, A Band Primer, And A Look At Forever Black

My first encounter with Cirith Ungol occurred approximately 34 years ago. Yes, that means I’m old enough that daylight savings now causes a unique form of jet lag, but it also means I was lucky

10s Essentials – Volume Eight

Week EIGHT of our extensive journey into the 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s has arrived. As our forgotten friends Brass Construction once contemplated, can you see the light? All will be revealed if you

Dark Forest – Oak, Ash & Thorn Review

[Artwork by Duncan Storr] A lot has happened in the four years that have passed since the late summer 2016 release of Dark Forest’s fourth full-length, Beyond the Veil. More notably, a great number of

10s Essentials – Volume Seven

Seven deadly sins Seven ways to win Seven holy paths to Hell And your trip begins Seven downward slopes Seven bloodied hopes Seven are your burning fires Seven your desires… Greetings and howdoyoudo, Moonchildren! Welcome