Category Archives: Metal Reviews

Metal Review: Primal Fear: Delivering the Black (2014)

Primal Fear: Delivering the Black

Germany’s Primal Fear is one of those bands that I just do not get. They have a couple of really good albums, and one amazing album in “Seven Seals,” but for the most part, they are about as generic as metal bands can get. The great thing about genres like classic metal and power metal,

Metal Review: Fornicus: Storming Heaven (2014)

Fornicus: Storming Heaven

Kentucky’s black metal horde (doesn’t that just sound weird?) Fornicus is set to release their debut full-length effort, “Storming Heaven,” which is a 9 song tornado ready to tear heaven down. Fornicus’s modern approach to black metal goes to the extreme both lyrically and musically without even an apology to the listener. The album is

Metal Review: Crystal Eyes: Killer (2014)

Crystal Eyes: Killer

Sweden’s Crystal Eyes are back at it again with the release of “Killer” via Massacre Records marking their seventh album since 1999. The band has been around the block a few times without ever garnering much attention. Being from Borås, the same town as bands such as Lake of Tears, Beseech and Cemetary, should have

Metal Review: Bloodsoaked: Religious Apolcalypse (2014)

Bloodsoaked: Religious Apolcalypse

North Carolina’s Bloodsoaked is hitting us with their latest EP, “Religious Apolcalypse,” due out on September 2, 2014 through Comatose Music. The EP is a collection of 3 new tracks, 2 cover songs and 4 live tracks. To open the album, there are 3 new tracks, which enforce many of their classic death metal beliefs.

Metal Review: Sepultura and Les Tambours Du Bronx: Metal Veins – Alive at Rock in Rio (2014)

Sepultura and Les Tambours Du Bronx: Metal Veins - Alive at Rock in Rio

Brazilian powerhouse Sepultura was joined on stage by the French industrial percussion band Les Tambours Du Bronx (The Drums of the Bronx), who formed in 1987 and contains 16 drummers. “Metal Veins – Alive at Rock in Rio” contains 13 tracks featuring some Sepultura classics along with new material, four songs by Les Tambours Du

Music Review: The Rentals – Lost in Alphaville

1. It’s Time To Come Home 2. Traces Of Our Tears 3. Stardust 4. 1000 Seasons 5. Damaris 6. Irrational Things 7. Thought Of Sound 8. Song Of Remembering 9. Seven Years 10. The Future Featuring Matt Sharp (x-Weezer), Jess Wolfe & Holly Laessig (Lucius) Ryen Slegr (Ozma), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet) Patrick Carney

Metal Review: Acrania: Totalitarian Dystopia (2014)

Acrania: Totalitarian Dystopia

London, England’s Acrania is heavy. That is the easiest way to put it. To dig in deeper, they are highly formulaic at points and utterly insane at others. Their initial “The Beginning of the End” EP was a preview for the madness to ensure on their debut full-length effort, “Totalitarian Dystopia.” “Totalitarian Dystopia” is a

Metal Review: Vader: Tibi et Igni (2014)

Vader: Tibi Et Igni

Olsztyn, Poland’s death metal legion Vader are still at it 30+ years since their inception and still as heavy as ever. Consistency is what the band is all about and they have been that way since their debut in 1992, which was as heavy as their 2011 release, “Welcome to the Morbid Reich.” “Tibi et

Metal Review: Belphegor: Conjuring the Dead (2014)

Belphegor: Conjuring the Dead

Austria’s Belphegor is back with their tenth full-length release, “Conjuring the Dead,” mixing their blasphemous style of death metal with black metal and anything that they can get their hands on. If you are looking for heavy, you know that Belphegor provides it and “Conjuring the Dead” is no different. Opening with Gasmask Terror, the

Metal Review: Godsmack: 1000hp (2014)

Godsmack: 1000hp

Boston, Massachusetts’s groove metal giants Godsmack are back with their sixth full-length studio release, “1000hp” four years after “The Oracle,” their most recent studio album. Seeing as though “The Oracle” came after “IV” by four years, this pattern of four years between studio albums is becoming quite normal. Of course, the band has released albums