Category Archives: Metal Reviews

Metal Review: Apostle of Solitude: Of Woe and Wounds (2014)

Apostle of Solitude: Of Woe and Wounds

Indianapolis doom metal band Apostle of Solitude are back with their third release, “Of Woe and Wounds,” a depressive release of woe and despair that suits the band just perfectly. It marks the first album appearance of guitarist/vocalist Steve Janiak, also of Devil to Pay, who joined after the second record was released. With nearly

Metal Review: Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out (2014)

Exodus: Blood In, Blood Out

The almighty thrash metal powerhouse Exodus is back in in 2014 with their latest effort, “Blood In, Blood Out,” and marking the return of Steve “Zetro” Souza for his third stint with the band. After their latest breakup, it seemed hard to fathom that the tandem would ever reunite. Harsh words were spoken. Exodus moved

Metal Review: Machine Head: Bloodstone & Diamonds (2014)

Machine Head: Bloodstone & Diamonds

Groove metal giants Machine are back with their eighth full-length studio release, “Bloodstone & Diamonds,” and it is exactly what I expected – an absolutely crushing riff fest that fits within the Machine Head arsenal perfectly. In the last three years since the release of “Unto the Locust,” the band has dealt with some turbulent

Music Review-The Skull-For Those Which Are Asleep

Review-The Skull started out as a tribute to some of the member’s previous band Trouble. Vocalist Eric Wagner, drummer Jeff Olson, and bassist Ron Holzer along with non-Trouble members Lothar Keller and Matt Goldsborough handling the guitars. The Skull announced that it was working on new material, I was happy because after Simple Mind Condition

Metal Review: Onslaught: VI (2014)

Onslaught: VI

Onslaught is a band that is completely misunderstood in the thrash metal community. They are ridiculed by some for their power metal beginnings, but worshiped by some for classic early works. Their reformation in 2007 was met with disdain by many and ambivalence by most. What hooked me in a few years ago was the

Metal Review: Ace Frehley: Space Invader (2014)

Ace Frehley: Space Invader

Legendary KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is like a warm bowl of chili. He is about as comfortable as a musician to me as you can get. I grew up with KISS blasting through my boombox every night while doing anything. Music has always been a huge part of my life and KISS has always been

Metal Review: 1349: Massive Cauldron of Chaos (2014)

1349: Massive Cauldron of Chaos

Norwegian black metal horde 1349 is back with the sixth full-length release, “Massive Cauldron of Chaos,” a collection of 8 hyperspeed tracks like only 1349 can bring via Seasons of Mist Records. After so many teases by streaming track after track of this latest effort, we finally get our greedy little hands on this album.

Metal Review: Alunah: Awakening the Forest (2014)

Alunah: Awakening the Forest

Birmingham, UK’s doom metal outfit Alunah have a lot to live up to being a doom metal band from the same home of the mighty Black Sabbath. Led by the hypnotic vocals of Soph Day, the four-piece set themselves apart from the typical doom metal band by their incorporation of more psychedelic elements, but that

Music Review-Godflesh – A World Lit Only By Fire

01. New Dark Ages 02. Deadend 03. Shut Me Down 04. Life Giver Life Taker 05. Obeyed 06. Curse Us All 07. Carrion 08. Imperator 09. Towers Of Emptiness 10. Forgive Our Fathers Line-up Justin Karl Michael Broadrick – guitars, vocals Ben George Christian Green – bass Review-Godflesh has returned after a 13 year hiatus

Metal Review: Solstafir: Otta (2014)

Solstafir: Otta

Icelandic post black metal outfit Sólstafir is back with their fifth full-length release in “Ótta.” While their are still slight remnants of their olden black metal days nearly 20 years ago, the band has shed their black metal skin and are still making high quality music under a different light. This light is still dark