Tag Archives: Portland

Metal Review: Graves at Sea – The Curse That Is (2016)

Graves at Sea - The Curse That Is

Portland, Oregon’s Graves at Sea is simply an exciting band. They are not re-inventing the wheel, but they have picked their niche and they are going to perform their task exquisitely in order to get their point across. The cult doom/sludge band has finally released their long-awaited debut full-length, The Curse That Is,  and it is

Metal Review: Nightfell: The Living Ever Mourn (2014)

Nightfell The Living Ever Mourn

Portland, Oregon’s Nightfell, a two-piece doom metal band comprised of Todd Burdette and Tim Call, have released their debut effort entitled “The Living Ever Mourn.” Outside of the obvious doom influences, the band uses plenty of death metal patterns as well as even some black metal. The opening track, The Last Disease, is a nice

Agalloch Streaming Entire The Serpent & the Sphere Album

Agalloch

Portland, Oregon progressive metal band Agalloch have made their new studio album, “The Serpent & the Sphere” available for streaming via NPR. The new album comes out May 13, 2014 and is the followup to 2010’s “Marrow of the Spirit.” Please upgrade your browser  

Metal Review: Toxic Holocaust: Chemistry of Consciousness (2013)

Toxic Holocaust Chemistry of Consciousness

Portland thrash / punk metal outfit Toxic Holocaust are back with their latest offering, “Chemistry of Consciousness,” on October 29, 2013 via Relapse Records. As with previous releases, Toxic Holocaust focuses on their riffs and offer plenty of them. The band is akin to a more punk-fueled Slayer or a heavier Exploited. Thrown in a

Freedoms Reign | Freedoms Reign (2013) Review

Freedoms Reign is a Portland, CT-based band led by Victor Arduini, original guitarist and founding member of Fates Warning. With the release of their sophomore effort, the self titled “Freedoms Reign,” they are back with more of a stoner/traditional metal sound with an extra bite. Arduini’s vocals are not astounding, but seem to fit perfectly