Category Archives: Metal Reviews

Metal Review: Hate: Crusade:Zero (2015)

Hate: Crusade:Zero

Polish blackened death metal veterans Hate are back with “Crusade:Zero” and are adamant in not being forgotten. The band has been making music since the early 1990s and are still as vile and evil as they were on day one. Come January 25, 2015 via Napalm Records, “Crusade:Zero” is an album that fans of the

Metal Review: Finsterforst: Mach Dich Frei (2015)

Finsterforst: Mach Dich Frei

Here we are in 2015 and I am reviewing the first album with a 2015 release date. This is sort of an epic moment. To celebrate this epic moment, it only makes sense to review an epic release, and with 2015 comes German outfit Finsterforst’s fourth full-length release entitled “Mach Dich Frei” out via Napalm

Metal Review: Devin Townsend Project: Z2 (2014)

Devin Townsend Project: Z2

At the time of its creation, “Ziltoid the Omniscient” was a time for change for Devin Townsend. It was a reboot of sorts for Townsend’s career and life. His solo band was disbanded and Strapping Young Lad has run its course. Townsend returns home to think things through and to decide on his future. On

Metal Review: At the Gates: At War With Reality (2014)

At the Gates: At War With Reality

Melodic death metal has come a long way in the past 20 years, but it is safe to say that At the Gates was the inspiration to the entire genre, even the bastardized versions merging metalcore into their sound. At the Gates was a dynamic band that changed its sound drastically with each release until

Metal Review: Ahamkara: The Embers of the Stars (2014)

Ahamkara: The Embers of the Stars

The atmospheric black metal scene is apparently abundant these days with a lot of bands doing a decent job, but a lot more doing a subpar job. UK’s Ahamkara appears to be a band of the former with their debut independent release “The Embers of the Stars.” With a running time of over 47, but

Metal Review: Necrophagia: WhiteWorm Cathedral (2014)

Necrophagia: WhiteWorm Cathedral

“WhiteWorm Cathedral is the most straightforward Necrophagia release of our entire career,” stated band leader Killjoy in a recent interview before “WhiteWorm Cathedral” was actually released. Perhaps no truer words have ever been spoken by a veteran of the death metal genre. With only 7 albums under their belt, many would not realize that Necrophagia

Music Review(s)-Bonz-Broken Silence—The Agonist-Eye Of Providence

BONZ is: Bonz – Vocals Curt Taylor – Guitar Erin Stagg – Drums Don Leslie – Bass “Broken Silence” track listing: 01. Sinister Grin 02. Comes Over Me 03. Godshine 04. Broken Silence 05. 30 Seconds to Swat 06. Take it Personal 07. Sour Diesel 08. Voids 09. Bad News 10. Bad Love Review-Bonz as

Metal Review: Obituary: Inked in Blood (2014)

Obituary: Inked in Blood

Florida’s death metal legends Obituary are back at it again with the release of their latest opus, “Inked in Blood,” a collection of 12 blood-soaked songs from a band that knows a little something about death metal. Brothers John Tardy and Don Tardy (vocals and drums respectively) started the band in Florida at a time

Metal Review: Unherz: Sturm Und Drang (2014)

Unherz: Sturm Und Drang

Germany’s Unherz is back with their fourth album since their inception in 2010 and first since 2012. “Sturm Und Drang” is another nice album from the crew. My German is a little rusty, and by rusty I mean that I do not know it at all, which makes understanding the lyrics impossible, but the band

Metal Review: Ghost Brigade: IV – One With The Storm (2014)

Ghost Brigade: IV - One With the Storm

Finland’s Ghost Brigade is a different type of band. The band dares you to classify them. Many will say post rock, some will say melodic death metal. Others will say doom metal. Regardless of how you classify them, the band is very progressive in nature and likes to blend a myriad of sounds packed into