8/10

Revocation – ‘Great Is Our Sin’ – Album Review

Revocation are without a doubt one of the finest Technical Death Metal bands to ever grace the genre, their first 5 albums were good, not great, not amazing… good. The main issue was production. Second to this was the content, they stick to the story in a world full of constant reinvention but that isn’t […] Read More

8.5/10

Denner/Shermann – ‘Masters of Evil’ Album Review

Denner/Shermann’s latest full-length, ‘Masters of Evil’ (2016), seems awfully familiar. The artwork may even seem reminiscent of the glory days of the 1980s, as it was conjured up by artist Thomas Holm. Holm designed the album covers for ‘Melissa‘ (1983) and ‘Don’t Break The Oath’ (1984), classic albums by Michael Denner’s and Hank Shermann’s alma mater, the legendary Mercyful […] Read More

9/10

Vindland – ‘Hanter Savet’ Album Review

France is well noted for the sterling crop of metal bands that emerge from their country, the best examples in extreme metal circles is Deathspell Omega, Blut Aus Nord and Merrimack. Although, at the present moment one could be forgiven for thinking it’s all about Gojira, and nothing else. Worryingly, nothing has been heard from […] Read More

8.5/10

Dead Label – ‘Throne of Bones’ Album Review

Dead Label has supported the likes of Machine Head, Fear Factory, and Gojira. They played last year’s Bloodstock and have also toured the U.S. – thousands of miles away from their native Ireland. Yet so many metalheads around the world have yet to hear this trio of ass-kicking, incredibly skilled musicians. I myself was unaware […] Read More

5/10

Combichrist – ‘This Is Where Death Begins’ Album Review

Combichrist are usually a band that’s one of the entry points into EBM, a music style that shares similarities with industrial but leans heavily towards synthesizers, keyboards, and samples with a notable absence of guitars. Broad minded metalheads wishing to try EBM usually stem from listening to Fear Factory and Ministry; wanting something harsher, acerbic, […] Read More

6/10

Six Feet Under – ‘Graveyard Classics IV’ Album Review

There are certain schools of thought out there that would say Six Feet Under are the ‘AC/DC of the Death Metal World’, which depending on how you view this can have either an ambiguous or indifferent opinion. The mid 1990s were a source of concern for metal veterans back in the day, when Chris Barnes […] Read More

7.5/10

Death Angel – ‘The Evil Divide’ Album Review

Bay Area thrash legends Death Angel have returned with their latest album, ‘The Evil Divide’ (2016). Its predecessor ‘The Dream Calls for Blood’ (2013) was definitely one of my top favorite albums released that year, and ‘Relentless Retribution’ (2010) was a pretty damn good album as well. The first singles I heard from this new record (“The Moth” and “Hatred […] Read More

8/10

Mortillery – ‘Shapeshifter’ Album Review

Thrash Metal in the year 2000s seems to divide people’s views a lot. Older veterans of the scene may be overly critical and deem the current renaissance of plagiarism, reviving a horse that not only has bolted and died – but practically turned to dust. Others may see the revival as a new dawn, holding […] Read More

8/10

Candlemass – ‘Death Thy Lover’ EP Review

The year 2012 would supposedly signal the world’s end, and along with it, Candlemass‘s end (at least, in terms of recorded music). Original bassist Leif Edling declared that ‘Psalms of the Dead’ (2012) would be the legendary doom metal outfit’s final album. It is now 2016, and the rock/metal world has undergone jarring transformations since […] Read More

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