Review: Night Demon – Curse of the Damned
Review: Indian – From All Purity

Review: Indian – From All Purity
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“Rhetoric of No” and “The Impetus Bleeds” seem to signal a return to the lively riffing of their previous albums, but then the band inevitably falls back into a yawn-inducing sound coma. Containing little substance to be admired, From All Purity marks the low point in Indian’s discography. … read more

Review: Cathedral – The Last Spire

Review: Cathedral – The Last Spire
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Cathedral’s final full-length serves as the dreadful denouement to their career. It seems rather odd that Lee Dorrian and his merry band of self-styled metal outcasts would follow up The Guessing Game with an album so unbearably dull as The Last Spire. … read more

Review: Various Artists – 4 Doors to Death

Review: Various Artists – 4 Doors to Death
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Try though I might, I simply cannot put 4 Doors to Death down. This four-way split from Unspeakable Axe collects some new tracks from some of the filthiest, most brutal new bands to fly the tattered flag of old-school death metal. … read more

Review: Obsequiae – Aria of Vernal Tombs
Review: Slough Feg – Digital Resistance

Review: Slough Feg – Digital Resistance
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Mike Scalzi continues to tread the thin line between heavy metal and rock n’ roll with his acrobatic guitar work and unconventional songwriting. The whole production sounds warm and organic, contrasting well with the album’s lyrical themes of technological isolation … read more

Review: Blood Ceremony – The Eldritch Dark

Review: Blood Ceremony – The Eldritch Dark
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 While many listeners may expect to hear the overdriven Black Sabbath worship of Living With The Ancients, Blood Ceremony take a clear step toward their folk influences on The Eldritch Dark. … read more

Review: Luciferian Rites – When the Light Dies
Review: Van Canto – Dawn of the Brave

Review: Van Canto – Dawn of the Brave
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While Van Canto isn’t treading new territory with this album, their a capella take on power metal has only gotten more interesting and refined with time. … read more

Review: Age of Taurus – Desperate Souls of Tortured Times

Review: Age of Taurus – Desperate Souls of Tortured Times
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Three years after their promising debut, Age of Taurus return to bring down the heavy hammer of doom. Desperate Souls of Tortured Times might take some time to sink in, but once you give in to the unrelenting rhythm of its leaden dirge, there’s no going back. Very few modern metal bands are brave enough to draw comparisons to doom metal giants Candlemass, and fewer still do justice to the classic sound. Yet Age of Taurus seems to have hit on a unique sound, both heavily influenced by the golden age of doom metal and bravely departing from tradition. … read more