Category Archives: Music Reviews

Metal Review: Gormathon: Following the Beast (2014)

Gormathon: Following the Beast

Sweden’s Gormathon is a melodic death metal borrowing from a few other genres delivering a diverse second album in “Following the Beast” and completely bypassing the notion of the sophomore jinx by any means. Where many bands have failed, Gormathon has used as a strength by honing their sound to its sharpest point. “Following the

Metal Review: Einherjer: Av oss, for oss (2014)

Einherjer: Av oss, for oss

Haugesund, Norway is home to the viking metal band Einherjer founded in 1993. With 2014, comes the band’s sixth studio album, “Av oss, for oss,” which takes the band’s typical usage of folk and viking metal tendencies and brings forth their most diverse album to date. With Einherjer, you know that you will get an

Metal Review: Blodhemn: H7 (2014)

Blodhemn: H7

Norwegian black metal band Blodhemn is back with their latest collection of black metal madness “H7.” The band is the brainchild of the multi-talented Invisus and is only his third release in ten years since the band’s inception. Hailing from Bergen, Blodhemn has a lot to live up to coming The album opens with that

Metal Review: Cavalera Conspiracy: Pandemonium (2014)

Cavalera Conspiracy: Pandemonium

Once upon a time, there was this little Brazilian thrash metal band that defied all odds and became a huge staple of the thrash / groove metal scene. They put Brazilian metal on the map and introduced the metal world to varying sounds that could be incorporated into metal. A large part of the Sepultura

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

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

Music Review-Ok Go-Hungry Ghosts

Review-Ok Go is a band that really tries to change with each release. The music really tries to change the landscape of alt-rock with their influences and polish all over it. Hungry Ghosts is for fans that enjoyed 2010’s Of the Blur Colour of the Sky more than Oh No which was the record that