2011 Year End “Best Of” List

December 30, 2011

Well, 2011 is finally coming to a close. For some it’s been amazing year while for others, it made them regret ever being born. But for people like me, it was a little bit of both and I can honestly

Shattered Calm: A Split Review

August 16, 2011

Nick’s Perspective Welcome to Bahrain, the home of and the stomping ground of the reigning king in the black metal scene, Learza. After releasing his first two records, “فجر/Fajr” (Dawn) and “الأحلام/Al-Ahlaam” (The Dreams), I couldn’t imagine that Qafas could

The Caged Mind

May 10, 2011

The more I discover new bands via the internet, the more I become aware of the fact that most music affectionados have a very Eurocentric view. This holds especially true in the metal world so it has become a mission