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Twilight : III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb

2014 : Century Media Format : LP/CD I hate the term “Black Metal super-group” because that insinuates that you can reach some form of super stardom playing Black Metal, and as uber kvlt kids will tell you, we can never [...]

March 25, 2014 Reviews

Birth A.D. : I Blame You

2013 : Unspeakable Axe Records Format : CD After what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Birth A.D. are finally back. Now saying something like “it was worth the wait” is cheesy and lame, but guess what? It was worth the [...]

May 7, 2013 Reviews

Consummation : Consummation

2013 : Abysmal Sounds  Format : Cassette Australia has always been a heavy hitter when it comes to heavy music. I was browsing my own collection recently, and obviously I have some pretty eclectic tastes, but I was amazed at how [...]

March 7, 2013 Reviews

Best of 2012

So, I guess I’ll throw my hat in the ring, and it’s 25. I call bullshit on that 10 thing. I’m sure I’ll have some “oh what about…” moments later, but these were the releases I couldn’t get enough of. [...]

January 3, 2013 Reviews

Speedwolf : Ride With Death

2011 : Hells Headbangers Format: LP/CD With only a demo tape and two 7 inches under their bullet belts, these Mile High City desperadoes have succeeded in unleashing one of my top ten albums of last year. Seriously, not a [...]

February 17, 2012 Reviews

Occvlta : We Command The Wolves

2010 : SD&MC/Dying Victims Format : CD/Cassette I’ve been a fan of heavy metal for a little over 30 years. I can still remember the day in eight grade my best friend played “Hell Bent For Leather” and I was pretty [...]

March 4, 2011 Reviews

Primordial : All Empires Fall

2010 : Metal Blade Records Format : 2 x DVD Primordial are one of those enigma bands that are hard to pigeon hole, blending elements of Black and Death metal, 70’s Hard Rock as well as Celtic folk influences. For [...]

February 28, 2011 Reviews

Birth A.D. : Stillbirth Of A Nation

Self Released : 2009 Format : CD/10″ EP I remember being maybe 19 or 20 when I first heard the term “crossover”. Being a punk rock kid that never lost his taste for Heavy Metal, this was a godsend. For [...]

January 14, 2011 Reviews

Solgrav vs. F : Kaksi Perkelettä

Varjot Productions: 2006 Format: CD Solgrav is first on this split CD between two as-of-yet rather unknown Finnish bands, with three tracks of which one is a re-recorded and –arranged version of a track originally released on their first demo. [...]

October 1, 2010 Reviews

Nightwish : Erämaan viimeinen

Spinefarm Records – 2007 Format: CD Single Last Of The Wilds is an instrumental track on Nightwish’s newest album Dark Passion Play. It’s a pretty good instrumental, combining Nightwishs’ take on Metal with fantasy-like Folk elements. For this single, however, [...]

October 1, 2010 Reviews

Nightwish : Dark Passion Play

Spinefarm Records: 2007 Format: CD I think non-Finnish people have a hard time understanding just how big Nightwish are here. When Tarja Turunen was kicked out of the band, it was front page news in just about every single newspaper [...]

October 1, 2010 Reviews

Mustan Kuun Lapset : Viimeinen Laulu Kuolemasta

Stay Heavy Records – 2007 Format: CD Mustan Kuun Lapset have always been yet another of those “almost but not quite”-bands for me. On all of their albums they’ve had some outstanding moments, but as a whole they’ve never really [...]

October 1, 2010 Reviews