Metal=Life Volume II – Review

March 2, 2007

Exclusively from Hot Topic, Metal = Life 2 features some of the best and worst metal and hardcore acts of today. The two CDs pack a bulky 38 tracks.

The Dark Psyche – Review

December 8, 2006

I like Hellhammer and Venom more than Cradle of Filth, and a good number of bands on this comp play that cool, old school, broken down, punk-influenced style.

Dissection – Reinkaos – Review

November 17, 2006

As a swan song, Reinkaos is pretty decent, emphasis on decent, as it shows the band deserting black metal and embracing a more melodic heavy metal approach.

The Dawning of Pure Evil – Review

November 1, 1998

You get yer money’s worth of galloping ’80s thrash shred, hyperspeed pummeling, throat-ripping shrieks, guttural growls, and trance-inducing nightmare blurs.

UHF/VHF – Review

November 1, 1995

Disc one has 16 noise/ambient/experimental tracks, disc two has 21 of the most insanely heavy songs you’ll ever hear. Many are teasers to new records.

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.