Hatebreed – Supremacy – Review

November 20, 2006

I’ve never been a big Hatebreed fan, but I’ve always respected their work ethic, even if I haven’t gushed about how great their new batches of tunes are.

Black Stone Cherry – Review

October 27, 2006

Someone made a radio-friendly Black Label Society by toning down the aggression, lowering the metal, throwing in big hooks, and prettying up the fellas.

Opeth – Ghost Reveries – Review

November 18, 2005

Ghost Reveries might be the most complicated of a formidable lot, the album marking the best integration of the Damnation and Deliverance polarities.

Obituary – Frozen In Time – Review

November 18, 2005

Frozen ranks up there, far surpassing Back From the Dead. Stomp, stomp Floridian death metal is the order of the day. Breakdowns and groove plenty.

The Cave Soundtrack – Review

November 4, 2005

Like the Headbanger’s Ball series (also assisted by Roadrunner), you pick your faves, and know who’s a fashion band and who deserve every word of praise.

Exhorder – Slaughter in the Vatican/The Law – Review

March 15, 2004

Formed in the mid-to-late ’80s, Exhorder are credited with starting the “Southern trendkill” style of thash-hardcore-sludge insanity eventually carried on by the likes of Crowbar, Eyehategod, Soilent Green, Down, and – of course – Pantera.

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