Raven – ExtermiNation – Review

May 15, 2015

Every now and then, when your brain has been fried by so many far-out variants, it’s great to have some old-school Heavy Metal kick you in the head.

Sodom – Epitome of Torture – Review

June 7, 2013

There’s a trend happening that finds aging German thrash bands reinvigorated, laser-focused on bashing out killer Thrash 101 courses for the young ‘uns.

Skinny Puppy – HanDover – Review

July 1, 2012

Skinny Puppy are as wild and weird as ever on their 14th album. The big beats of “Village” stand on their own, but they’re just one of many puzzle pieces.

Skinny Puppy – hanDover – Review

October 25, 2011

Industrial veterans Skinny Puppy deliver exactly the weird, wonderful sounds one expects on their 14th album. It’s all over the map, and all the better for it.

Sepultura – A-Lex – Review

January 9, 2009

Based on the book and movie A Clockwork Orange. Sepultura 2.0’s usual pageant of groove and rigidity, thrashing, main tool being Kisser’s riffing.

Kreator – Hordes of Chaos – Review

January 1, 2009

German thrash legends Kreator claw back to their roots with Hordes of Chaos, a live in the studio recording. A thrashing, speedmetal can of whoop-ass.

Evergrey – Torn – Review

January 1, 2009

Keys massaged in properly, down-tuning mixed with bright major chord stadium rock, and melancholic melodies glowing from the whole impressive machine.

Motörhead – Motorizer – Review

September 1, 2008

Lemmy, Mikkey, and Phil: The longest-running lineup by far and the most prolific, keeps grinding out record after record of material better than the old stuff.

Moonspell – Night Eternal – Review

March 1, 2008

Less brooding and more roar this time around. Fernando tends to croon for an album or two, then shed the frilly shirt for battle armor and roar his balls off.

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