Moonspell – Irreligious – Review

September 1, 1996

With their second album, Irreligious, Moonspell once again embellish Gothic, eclectic metal with class. The eleven-song opus of grandeur isn’t easily grasped.

The Requiem – #6 – Review

September 1, 1996

Blending industry gossip and historical perspective, the interviewers create a unified story of each band featured. The Requiem looks better with each issue.

Asphyx – God Cries – Review

September 1, 1996

Out of obscurity comes God Cries with all the devastating potential Asphyx had at the start. It’s good to hear old scensters make a great album.

Edge of Sanity – Review

May 1, 1996

Crimson is death metal, but with more creative lyrical composition and inventive, if not completely amazing, songsmithing.

Cannibal Corpse – Vile – Review

May 1, 1996

George Fisher (of Florida death metal powerhouse Monstrosity) is a better vocalist than Chris Barnes, but the band has opted for a more Slayer-like approach.

Opeth – Orchid – Review

March 1, 1996

Sweden’s Opeth orchestrate a soulful blend of extreme metal with the spirit of ’70s progressive rock, to create something entirely unique.

The Requiem – #5 – Review

November 1, 1995

Now-quarterly extreme music magazine. Now 64 pages with color glossy cover. Solid, descriptive reviews. One of the most comprehensive guides to extreme music.

W.A.R. Compilation Vol. I – Review

July 1, 1995

Dark Tranquility, Katatonia, Dissection, and In Flames will have you spinning this disc religiously. The production and packaging alone make this essential.

Septic Flesh – Esoptron – Review

July 1, 1995

The melodies of the guitars and keyboards add a particular atmosphere. Add the gruff and clean vocals of Spiros and you have the perfect melodrama.

Unleashed – Victory – Review

March 1, 1995

Victory, the band’s fourth LP on Century Media shows the band staying true to their original formula, while also branching out a tad.