Ihsahn – Das Seelenbreche – Music Stream

April 28, 2014

With last year’s release, there are now more Ihsahn solo records than there were Emperor records, so I think it’s safe to say the former Emperor frontman is committed to this new life of relentless experimentation.

Def-Con-One – II – Music Stream

April 2, 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.

Weekend Nachos – Still – Music Stream

January 28, 2014

The 90 second “Satan Sucker” manages to cram in an unsettling intro, a freight train midsection, and a lurching, menacing outro before you can come up for air.

Dream Theater – Music Stream

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 – Music Stream

December 6, 2013

An incredible step forward for these up-and-comers, and they already had their Mercyful Fate-inspired heavy metal down pretty cold on their last album.

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