Category Archives: Metal Reviews

Music Review: Soon – Vol. 1 (2015)

Soon - Vol. 1

Chapel Hill, North Carolina psychological doom act Soon have released their debut effort, Vol. 1, via Temple of Torturous and it is a hypnotic collection of tracks offering layered intricacy and sounds not too often heard these days. The album opens with “We Are on Your Side,” which is a hypnotic piece featuring some great

Music Review-Erra-Drift

Review-When you think of the word “drift” you usually think a directionless state that your body is just at ease. In the 90’s, Flotsam and Jetsam changed the notion of what this word could be about. In 2016, Erra completely takes this word and really delivers something that pretty much does not live up to

Metal Review: Metal Church – XI (2016)

Metal Church - XI

While this may sound like blasphemy to most die hard Metal Church fans, I always appreciated the Mike Howe era of the band the most. While David Wayne was a great vocalist, the first Metal Church album was great and The Dark was average with a couple of really great songs on it. Their reunited

Music Review-Sourvein-Aquatic Occult

Tempest (Of Desire) Avian Dawn Ocypuss Aquanaut Hymn to Poseidon Mermaids Urchins In the Wind Cape Fearian Capsized High Tide Bermuda Sundown Coral Bones Oceanic Procession Review-Sourvein is one of those bands that I have always felt never got their proper due. Especially as it would pertain to the sludge and doom metal fans. I

Metal Review: Barbarian (Italy) – Cult of the Empty Grave (2016)

Barbarian (Italy) - Cult of the Empty Grave

Italian death/extreme metal horde Barbarian is back with their third studio album in Cult of the Empty Grave and it kicks ass. The band takes a classic death metal sound mixing it with classic metal stylings into a nice mix. The album opens with “Bridgeburner,” which has an epic death metal feel to it with

Metal Review – Ereb Altor – Nattramn (2015)

Ereb Altor - Nattramn

Pagan/black/doom metal act Ereb Altor is a band that I have a ton of respect for. Simply stated, they kick ass. Formed in 2003 from the ashes of doom metal band Forlorn, who have since changed their name to Isole, the band’s sound has been all over the place from their viking metal roots to

Music Review-Otep-Generation Doom

01 – “Zero” 02 – “Feeding Frenzy” 03 – “Lords Of War” 04 – “Royals” (Lorde Cover) 05 – “In Cold Blood” 06 – “Down” 07 – “God Is A Gun” 08 – “Equal Rights, Equal Lefts” 09 – “No Color” 10 – “Lie” 11 – “Generation Doom” 12 – “On The Shore“ Review-In 2013,

Music Review-Metal Church-XI

01. Reset 02. Killing Your Time 03. No Tomorrow 04. Signal Path 05. Sky Falls In 06. Needle & Suture 07. Shadow 08. Blow Your Mind 09. Soul Eating Machine 10. It Waits 11. Suffer Fools Mike Howe (vocals) Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar) Jeff Plate (drums) Steve Unger (bass) Rick VanZandt (guitar) Review-After a 20 year

Music Review-Unborn Suffer-Nihilist

Review-…”as the gates of hell opened up and the evil that descended this planet wiped away everything in its path with such fury. It made every person bow down in front of the furious gods and proclaim they have finally discovered what true power is”. I have no idea what 2016 can hold in terms

Metal Review: Mangled – Involuntary Organ Donor (2016)

Mangled - Involuntary Organ Donor

Formed in 2011, Atlanta death metal horde Mangled are back with their latest EP, Involuntary Organ Donor, a collection of three brutal death metal tracks meant to slaughter the senses. Mangled plays a style of sludgy death metal with vocals that sound as if they came from Satan himself. The music sounds sloppy at times,