Reign In Blood – Review

November 1, 2008

D.X. Ferris did dozens of interviews and wrote a meticulous history of Slayer’s Reign In Blood, with sociological context bios and impact on the metal world.

Big Elf – Cheat the Gallows – Review

November 1, 2008

Imagine if Sabbath circa ’73 drew in a huge Queen influence, and then Ozzy convinced the guys to let fly with their (well, his) love of Beatles’ melodies.

Tystnaden – In Our Eye – Review

November 1, 2008

Second release, first I’ve heard, of this Italian band with the clunky name. Like Lacuna Coil, there are strong female vocals, and awful male counterpart. And similarly, the songs are pretty simple Gothic metal with plenty of spooky/sweet intros, followed by “ka-chunk” riffs so you know the headbanging part is coming.

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