Category Archives: Music Reviews

Metal Review: Dehuman: Graveyard of Eden (2015)

Dehuman: Graveyard of Eden

Belgium death metal quartet Dehuman are back with their sophomore effort Graveyard of Eden three years after their debut album Black Throne of All Creation. The band shows that they have learned quite a bit over the past three years after some extensive touring with a few major bands. Their debut showed that they were

Music Review: Nightsatan – Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom (2014)

Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom

Nightsatan, the Finnish purveyors of Lasermetal, are back with their second helping of oddities in their sophomore effort, “Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom.” This three-piece outfit records synth-heavy pieces with the capabilities of being a soundtrack to 70s and 80s horror/sci-fi B movies. Instead of being a films from the 70s though, “Nightsatan and

Metal Review: Trouble: The Distortion Field (2013)

Trouble: The Distortion Field

Long standing Chicago doom metal veterans Trouble are back. We have said that quite a few times, haven’t we? From a band that always seemed to be the bridesmaid, but never the bride. The band, as great as some of their releases are, has always seemed to be thought of almost as good as Saint

Metal Review: Maverick: Quid Pro Quo (2014)

Maverick: Quid Pro Quo

Holy time capsules Batman. This feels like a time warp into the 1980s back to a time where I was a wee young lad loving life without a care in the world except where I was getting my next musical fix. Belfast, Ireland is home to the rock band Maverick, who made quite a name

Metal Review: Ithaqua: Initiation to Obscure Mysteries (2015)

Ithaqua: Initiation to Obscure Mysteries

From the hub of black metal, Greece… Huh? I know that sounds strange, but Greek black metal outfit Ithaqua is set to rock the black metal universe with their debut demo, “Initiation to Obscure Mysteries.” Containing 5 tracks of raw, brutal aggression, this demo is something special. While not perfect by any means, “Initiation to

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

Music Review-Nerd Table-Nerd Table IV-The Quest For Peace

Members: Adam Casto – Vocals Nick Nighbert – Guitar Michael Flowers – Drums David Lawler – Bass Review-With titles like Fucking Nazi Bitch and Bitch Eat Baloney all day, I am assuming this quest for peace is a work in progress. Nerd Table’s latest EP is something unique, and could be called a growth of

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