Category Archives: Metal Reviews

Metal Review: Sacrificium Carmen – Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa (2015)

Sacrificium Carmen - Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa

Finnish black metal outfit Sacrificium Carmen is a band that should become known very quickly if their debut album, Ikuisen Tulen Kammiossa, has anything to do with that. The band has a distinct black metal sound mixed with occult metal with an intensity not heard by every band out there. Basically, Sacrificium Carmen sound like

Metal Review: Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance (2015)

Metal Allegiance - Metal Allegiance

Metal supergroup Metal Allegiance is taking the term supergroup to a new level. What sometimes gets labeled as a supergroup is very loose at times, especially when the term is used to describe a band that has members from bands that we have not heard of before. Metal Allegiance flips that on its head and

Metal Review: Magister Templi – Into Duat (2015)

Magister Templi - Into Duat

Norway’s Magister Templi is back with their sophomore full-length release, Into Duat, and follow-up to 2013’s Lucifer Leviathan Logos, of which I was a huge fan. From a band that came from folk rock beginnings, it is very interesting to see where the band has landed with the doom style focusing on mythology and occult

Metal Review: Irata – Sweet Loris (2015)

Irata - Sweet Loris

Greensboro, North Carolina based Irata, previously an instrumental band, has released their sophomore effort, Sweet Loris, a collection of seven stoner-esque, doom laden tracks meant to transform the listener into the portrait that the band is painting. The band uses its power of knowing how to make instrumental music and focuses more on that side

Metal Review: Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six (2015)

Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six

Five Finger Death Punch is one of the most intense metal bands out there today. They seem to really by hitting their stride now and getting stronger with each release. The formula is simple. Blast the metal with strong, basic riffs and strong vocals that match the intensity of the riff work. Recent turmoil seems

Metal Review: Eisregen – Marschmusik (2015)

Eisregen - Marschmusik

German dark/death metal veterans Eisregen, formed in 1995, have had a lot of output over their 20 years career. As their namesake translates to “freezing rain,” you would expect that the band knows how to create a very atmospheric sound and Marschmusik is yet another example of just how atmospheric the band can sound. The

Metal Review: Hiems – Cold Void Journey (The Forsaken Crimes) (2015)

Hiems - Cold Void Journey (The Forsaken Crimes)

Moribund Records has reissued Hiems’ cult-classic debut album, Cold Void Journey, now titularly expanded to Cold Void Journey (The Forsaken Crimes). The reissue will hit shelves on November 20, 2015 and is something that fans have been asking for. In the ten years since its initial release, much has changed about metal, but not the

Metal Review: Children of Bodom, Amorphis – Tales From Lake Bodom (2015)

Children of Bodom / Amorphis – Tales From Lake Bodom

Children of Bodom and Amorphis are two of the best melodic death metal bands in metal today and for all time. While the bands do share some similarities, they are quite distinct in their sound. Amorphis is incredibly diverse with their sound with have some extremely melodic track sections as well as the use of

Metal Review: Abigail Williams – The Accuser (2015)

Abigail Williams - The Accuser

Extreme metal act Abigail Williams is back with their fourth full-length release, The Accuser, a collection of 8 tracks meant to pound the listener into submission. The album also offers some serious musical guest appearances from Charlie Fell (Lord Mantis, Nachtmystium, Cobalt), Will Lindsay (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nachtmystium, Indian), Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer, ex

Metal Review: Dodsferd – Wastes of Life (2015)

Dodsferd - Wastes of Life

Greek depressive black metal band, once a one-man project from Wrath until 2009, has been around for nearly 15 years and has been quite busy over the years. The band has released 8 full-length releases and a slew of splits and EPs. With only a year since their latest release, the band comes at us