Malacoda – Ritual Aeterna

February 14, 2017 Shawn Thicke 0

8/10 For those who know me, I am not a die-hard metal fan. I know, I suck. I can’t even give you a full reason as to why I’m not, either.  That said, I actually […]


Radiant Knife – Self-titled

January 27, 2017 Dominic Abate 0

9/10 Hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana, Radiant Knife is a two-piece experimental metal band. Truthfully, I had no idea what to expect when I initially hit play on their self-titled record. Their sound can only be […]


Overkill – The Grinding Wheel

January 26, 2017 Mathieu Perrier 0

7/10 I’ve noticed a theme recently: 80s thrash metal bands releasing such great records so late in their careers. Just in the past year, bands like Anthrax, Testament, and hell, even Metallica all put out […]


Black Anvil – As Was

January 20, 2017 Jesse Gainer 0

9/10 None of heavy metal’s innumerable sub-genres cherish tradition more than black metal. Any band that dares invoke the corpse-painted frostiness of the first and second-wave masters without prostrating in full subservient tribute and, Satan-forbid, actually attempt to […]


Sumerlands – Self-Titled

December 28, 2016 Jesse Gainer 0

8.5/10 There is a giant difference between imitation and paying homage. Countless metal bands scratch the superficial surface of genre-defining titans and turn in perfectly acceptable, and completely forgettable, copycat records. The sheer volume of […]


Tempest – Tempest

November 30, 2016 Mathieu Perrier 0

7/10 It’s been a while since I was this stumped on properly introducing an album, so, to hell with it: this isn’t your standard record, so this won’t be your standard introduction. Tempest’s newest, self-titled […]

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