Reviews

Czech Out These Guys!

July 8, 2014

In a time when our genres spiral so out of control that it is easy to wind up surrounded by communicative wreckage when attempting to describe a band to someone, I am relieved when I am introduced to something like

For The Love Of Buckethead

February 12, 2014

My love for as a musician is something that grows deeper every time I listen to his music and the reason for it is a deceptively simple one. Buckethead is one of the few guitarists who has a wide range

Advent Sorrow, “Before The Dimming Light EP” Review

July 28, 2012

“…for a self-released (and apparently also self-produced) EP, this is incredible. [. . .] The album’s concept lies in the atrocities of a serial killer and the subsequent punishment for his crimes, and is a deftly woven narrative made all the better by the equally entertaining instrumentals and songwriting.”

Sinister Frost, “Cryotorment” Review

July 14, 2012

“They manage to avoid the tired tropes of their genre (I’m looking right at you, Children of Bodom), while keeping the elements that make it unique. [ . . . ] If Sinister Frost can manage to refine their style just a little bit, with a greater focus on cohesiveness, I think they will grow to achieve great things.”

Hate Field: Split Views From The East

May 17, 2012

Syria’s View By Sam , with their amazing release of “Scary Fairy Tale,” definitely kicked it off. The album is generally well-mixed and the concept is extremely appealing, the thought of mixing industrial metal and Middle Eastern folk tunes is

Welcome Home Forever Once Again

March 28, 2012

is one of those remarkable little-known well-known people. He tours from Australia to Moldova, yet hardly anyone has heard of him. I take some pride in knowing that he comes from my part of the globe, the state of Washington.

Mourning Lenore – Loosely Bounded Infinities

March 28, 2012

The Portuguese melodic-death/doom metal band, , released their first debut album in 2010 under the name “Loosely Bounded Infinities.” As much as the name of this release is obscure, it’s just as genuine and extremely atmospheric. The spirit of melancholy