Allyson Kingsley

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Lucifer’s Child: “The Order” Album Review

In the dying season that is autumn, as both the temperature and the foliage descend and the year edges closer to its inevitable demise, the colder winds whisper hints of winter. It is in this season where it is socially acceptable to immerse yourself in the thin veil between the two worlds where all things haunted and dark are the

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Rodent Epoch: “Rodentlord” Album Review

The majority of metalheads are well-versed in certain sounds stemming from certain locales (Swedish death metal, Norwegian black metal, Gothenburg melo-death), but Finland has its own unique black metal subculture. I won’t go into details, since it is covered beautifully in the book The Devil’s Cradle: The Story of Finnish Black Metal. Having formed in 2009 in Oulu, Finland, Rodent

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Album Review: Solium Fatalis, “Genetically Engineered To Enslave”

Solium Fatalis originate from New Hampshire, quite possibly the best and most gorgeous state in New England. They are described as melodic blackened death metal, which is way too many words to describe a genre I simply love and refer to as heavy metal. Genetically Engineered to Enslave is Solium Fatalis‘ fourth album, and it features guest vocalists Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy)

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Album Review: Triple Kill, “Age Of Rebellion”

Melbourne, Australia metallers Triple Kill are releasing Age of Rebellion, an album that delivers classic thrash metal. Peppered with some great lead guitar melodies, there’s a primal, primitive side to  the tracks on Age of Rebellion that counterpoints the intricacy of those guitar sections and provides a different element to the sound. The title track has ascending and descending fretwork

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Album Review: Unholy Baptism, “Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude”

From the northern region of Arizona, Unholy Baptism blend their own form of black metal with hints of the 2000’s new wave of black metal melded with the early Norwegian scene. Formed in 2008, we have Mantus (vocalist, bassist, guitarist, drum programmer) and Moloch (guitarist, drum programmer), and Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude is their follow up to On

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Album Review: Juicer, “Mach IV”

Hailing from Norway, Juicer formed in 2013 originally as a juvenile punk rock band citing influences such as MC5 and Black Flag. The five piece later morphed their sound to include ’70s hard rock, ’80s glam and ’90s punk rock. Created in a studio in Trondheim, they worked the sound on Mach IV to focus on a guitar rock vibe.

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Album Review: Bangladeafy, “Ribboncutter”

Bangladeafy are a tech metal duet from New York City. With Jon Ehlers as bassist/vocalist/keyboardist and Atif Haq on drums, Ribboncutter is ultra-unique, a versatile output that dances like electrical impulses down your sonic fibers. The songs on Ribboncutter could be a backdrop to an action packed movie. Admittedly, I am not well versed in the tech metal genre but

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Rodent Epoch - Rodentlord - Cover

Rodent Epoch: “Rodentlord” Album Review

The majority of metalheads are well-versed in certain sounds stemming from certain locales (Swedish death metal, Norwegian black metal, Gothenburg melo-death), but Finland has its

Treasonist - Self-Titled - Cover

Treasonist: “Treasonist” Album Review

Ally says, “… you can liken heavy metal to a chemistry experiment, and I don’t mean just blowing shit up.” Read her review of the new Treasonist now!

Triple Kill - Age of Rebellion - Cover

Album Review: Triple Kill, “Age Of Rebellion”

Melbourne, Australia metallers Triple Kill are releasing Age of Rebellion, an album that delivers classic thrash metal. Peppered with some great lead guitar melodies, there’s

Juicer - Mach IV - Cover

Album Review: Juicer, “Mach IV”

Hailing from Norway, Juicer formed in 2013 originally as a juvenile punk rock band citing influences such as MC5 and Black Flag. The five piece

Bangladeafy - Ribboncutter - Cover

Album Review: Bangladeafy, “Ribboncutter”

Bangladeafy are a tech metal duet from New York City. With Jon Ehlers as bassist/vocalist/keyboardist and Atif Haq on drums, Ribboncutter is ultra-unique, a versatile