Category Archives: Music 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

DVD Review-The Midnight Special

Review-To try and not sound like an infomercial, I want to say right now The Midnight Special 6 dvd set is one of the greatest music collections I have ever seen much less owned. I always tell people about the horror I grew up on, but music is a different story. I would make good

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: Enslaved: In Times (2015)

Enslaved - In Times

Norwegian progressive metal band Enslaved are back with their 13th studio album In Times, their first album in three years, which is a huge gap for the Scandinavian band. From their early days of black metal, Enslaved has always held a special place in my heart. The band plays with an intensity that few bands

Metal Review: Diemonds – Never Wanna Die (2015)

Diemonds - Never Wanna Die

Toronto, Canada hard rock band Diemonds have release their sophomore effort, Never Wanna Die, an album that metal fans should be all over. The band’s sound may not be unique, but their intent with their version of sleaze-style rock is to simply have fun. With ten tracks of fun-filled rock anthems, the band makes serious

Metal Review: Amorphis: Under the Red Cloud (2015)

Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud

Finland’s Amorphis is back with Under the Red Cloud and you know that excites me. When it comes to melodic death metal, there is no band that matches the intensity that Amorphis brings. Following the band throughout their early years all the way through today shows how dynamic of a band Amorphis truly is. While

Metal Review: Black Breath – Slaves Beyond Death (2015)

Black Breath - Slaves Beyond Death

Seattle death metal horde Black Breath are back with their 3rd full-length release, Slaves Beyond Death, the follow-up to 2012’s Sentenced to Life, which was a hell of a release in its own right. After 2014’s accident where Jamie Byrum, lead songwriter and drummer for Black Breath, was hit by a car, the band’s songs have

Metal Review: Black .44 – No Blanks (2015)

Black .44 - No Blanks

Helsinki, Finland’s stoner metal act (you do not hear that genre from that location too often) Black .44 has released their debut album, No Blanks, and it is one that metal fans should unite on. The Finnish foursome plays their brand of music hard and heavy focusing on the power of the riff and an