Def-Con-One – II – Review

February 7, 2014

Pure opening-act mediocrity from the UK. Def-Con-One is a throwback to scores of second stage Ozzfest bands from the late ’90s-early ’00s.

Behemoth – The Satanist – Review

February 3, 2014

Nergal has defeated leukemia and hosted a Polish version of The Voice, all while creating brutal death metal. It’s kind of hard not to root for the guy.

Weekend Nachos – Still – Review

January 28, 2014

Chicago purveyors of grind titled their first album Punish and Destroy, and even though it’s now seven years later, their modus operandi hasn’t changed a bit.

Dream Theater – Review

January 6, 2014

It’s great to report that “Along for the Ride” from their 2013 self-titled record is along the lines of Dream Theater’s classic early work.

In Solitude – Sister – Review

December 6, 2013

Sister is an incredible step forward, and they already had their traditional, Mercyful Fate-inspired heavy metal down pretty cold on their last album.

Tyr – Valkyrja – Review

November 6, 2013

The Faroese folk metallers in Tyr deliver some badass music to back up the badass cover art of their latest, Valkyrja.

Gwar – Battle Maximus – Review

November 5, 2013

“Madness at the Core of Time” is a cut above their standard thrash-fodder, featuring an impassioned delivery from Oderus Urungus.

Satyricon – Review

October 18, 2013

Satyricon’s 2013 self-titled record is another strange chapter in their modern discography.

Carcass – Surgical Steel – Review

October 4, 2013

Absolutely ferocious comeback album from the pioneers of melodic death metal. “Thrasher’s Abattoir” finds Carcass picking up right where they left off.

Watain – The Wild Hunt – Review

September 20, 2013

Sweden’s black metal hellions Watain have been on a fearsome tear. The Wild Hunt finds them expanding their ambition with ballads and other left turns.

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