Tag: Album Review

  • Album Review: Freedom of Fear – Carpathia

    Album Review: Freedom of Fear – Carpathia

    Album length: 9 tracks / 40 minutes Label: EVP recordings I will start this review by saying that this album has wreaked havoc upon my AOTY list. It has unashamedly elbowed its way into my top 5 and it will not be moving from that spot. If you like any of the following, then you […]

  • Album Review: Slipknot – The End, So Far

    Album Review: Slipknot – The End, So Far

    When the Iowan monster machine that is Slipknot steamrolled their way on to Ozzfest in 1999 with their debut self-titled album ‘Slipknot,’ they started what can only be described as a brutal assault of a legacy. Who were these 9 masked freaks bouncing about on-stage setting fire to shit and destroying one another? Anger, angst, […]

  • Album Review: Behemoth – Opvs Contra Natvram

    Album Review: Behemoth – Opvs Contra Natvram

    Behemoth are one of the driving forces of the extreme metal scene. Never one to shy away from the epic and the magnificent, the band have consistently released one blinder of a record after another. Even in the face of legalities with the Polish Church, Nergal and co continue to push the boundaries and throw […]

  • WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Dino Cazares Talks New Remix Album “Recoded” (Adapt or Die) and New Vocalist

    WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Dino Cazares Talks New Remix Album “Recoded” (Adapt or Die) and New Vocalist

    It’s no secret that Fear Factory is an unstoppable machine forever pushing forward regardless of what may lay before them. From legal issues to inner band arguments between members, nothing has deterred the machine from generating material of the highest magnitude consistently throughout their 32 year tenure despite the turbulence they have endured. Machines require […]

  • Album Review: Arch Enemy – Deceivers

    Album Review: Arch Enemy – Deceivers

    I almost feel sorry for Arch Enemy. They’ve been a band for nearly 30 years, they helped define the sound of melodic death metal and, despite many line-up changes, have remained consistently very good for ten albums now. There’s a temptation, when another is released, to just think “yep, another great Arch Enemy album!” and […]

  • Album Review: The Halo Effect – Days of the Lost

    Album Review: The Halo Effect – Days of the Lost

    What happens when a group of exceptionally talented musicians with 30 years of experience under their belt respectively who also just so happen to all be ex members of In Flames get together? An old school Melo-Death Gothenburg scene phenomena with a modern approach is born in the form of The Halo Effect. Consisting of […]

  • Flashback Review: Halford – Resurrection

    Flashback Review: Halford – Resurrection

    On August 8th, 2000, Halford released their debut album “Resurrection.” The album was met with critical acclaim being named one of Rock-Hard Magazines Greatest Metal Albums of All-Time and marked a true return to the world of heavy metal for lead singer Rob Halford.  Halford had been active since his departure from Judas Priest in 1991, […]

  • Album Review: Amon Amarth – The Great Heathen Army

    Album Review: Amon Amarth – The Great Heathen Army

    Viking Berserkers Amon Amarth have stormed in to August with their 12th studio album The Great Heathen Army, quite possibly their strongest record since 2008’s hugely popular Twilight of the Thunder God. Having taken a turn towards a more traditional heavy metal sound in previous records, The Great Heathen Army sees the return to their […]

  • Album review: Psycroptic “Divine Council”

    Album review: Psycroptic “Divine Council”

    After four years since their last release, Psycroptic have released their eight full-length album “Divine Council” (Prosthetic Records) today, the 5th August 2022. Like so many other bands, the pandemic created a physical barrier for recording this album, but according to Dave Haley (drummer) in my interview with him (see the link at the bottom […]

  • Album Review: Krisiun – Mortem Solis

    Album Review: Krisiun – Mortem Solis

    Brazilian extreme death metal band Krisiun are one of those bands who prove that consistency is key. They have repeatedly produced stellar records spanning their 3 decade tenure since their formation in 1990. Arguably one of the most influential bands to emerge from Brazil, they have shared the stage with Belphegor, Vader, Incantation and Rotting […]