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A Tribute to The Beast – Review

August 2, 2002

Covering Iron Maiden is tricky. Two decades of shitty metal bands have paved the way for this thing all the way up my ass. But that’s not always the case here.

Metal Dreams – Vol. 3 – Review

February 22, 2002

I’m an admitted speed freak (the verb, not necessarily the drug), and while Goth metal tickles my brooding dark side, I’m just not a fan of ballads.

Opeth – Blackwater Park – Review

June 3, 2001

Panoramic, ten-minute labyrinths such as “Bleak” and “The Leper Affinity” might soon have musicologists calling them the Led Zeppelin of extreme mus

Identity Five – Review

September 1, 1999

With 17 tracks, 76 minutes, there’s something here for anyone into metal: Heavy, power, nü, black, death, doom, epic, Goth, hardcore, and the schools within.

Firestarter – Review

November 1, 1998

Firestarter could be your foot in the door that, once opened, allows a beautiful darkness into your life.

A Call to Irons – Review

November 1, 1998

11 Iron Maiden classics spanning the years covered by underground bands ranging from neo-powermetal to traditional growl-and-snort death metal to avant doom.

In Memory of Celtic Frost – Review

May 1, 1996

Despising over half these “tributes” inspired me to pull out the originals, and reminded me many bands aren’t good at being themselves, much less Celtic Frost.

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.

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