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Withered: “Verloren” Album Review

Withered are different. I realize many reviewers have stated this about thousands of other bands, but sometimes you get something in your inbox that really stands out. They are not new to the metal tapestry, and they have toured with Mastodon, High On Fire, Dismember, Grave, Watain, 1349, Mayhem, and many other greats.  Several albums into their career, and the

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Sojourner: “Perennial” EP Review

It’s always good to venture out to realms unknown, and while atmospheric black metal is not a genre that I visit often, Sojourner is always enjoyable. On Perennial, Sojourner mix a richly conceived slab of black metal with hints of folk and epic, and with the addition of female vocalist Lucia Amelia Emmanueli, the result is melancholic, majestic, and above

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Alestorm: “Live In Tilburg” Album Review

Since time immemorial, many of us have been fascinated and entertained by the pirate character. From the novel Treasure Island to the movie series Pirates of the Caribbean to an increasing influx of pirate metal, we are captivated by their wild debauchery. Alestorm, known as the world’s favorite pirate metal drinking crew, have recently released Live in Tilburg just in

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Crypta: “Echoes Of The Soul” Album Review

Formed in 2019, Crypta are an interesting death metal band featuring a conglomeration of women from various other metal walks of life. There is vocalist/bassist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto, both former members of Nervosa. Add massive riffs from guitarists Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell, ex-Burning Witches) and Taina Bergamaschi (ex-Hagbard), and you have musicianship that is commendable and skillful.

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Fear Factory: “Aggression Continuum” Album Review

Music has seemed like an afterthought for the Fear Factory camp over the last few years. That is, until now.  With vocalist Burton C. Bell officially out of the group (again), the legal rights to the band name now completely owned by guitarist Dino Cazares (finally), and the ongoing drama surrounding the group at a simmer, Aggression Continuum is seeing

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Six Feet Under: “Nightmares Of The Decomposed” Album Review

Six Feet Under make it very clear that more than 25 years into their career, they remain at the forefront of the death metal. Dynamic, heavy-as-hell, catchy, and uncompromising, it is everything that the band’s longtime faithful have come to expect from these giants. The band members are Chris Barnes (vocals), Jack Owen (rhythm and lead guitar), Ray Suhy (lead

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Behemoth: “And The Forests Dream Eternally” Reissue Review

Behemoth slithered out of Poland and forever changed the black metal scene. After numerous successful albums and multiple monstrous tours, Nergal and company have risen to become quite the powerhouse in a genre that was once very much underground and taboo. Perhaps this album is their gift of sorts to their most loyal fans. And the Forests Dream Eternally was

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Zakk Sabbath: “Vertigo” Album Review

Zakk Wylde, Blasko, and Joey Castillo finally decided to go into the studio as Zakk Sabbath and cover the the self-titled debut from Black Sabbath in its entirety under the title Vertigo.  Black Sabbath’s now 50-year-old debut is one of the most iconic albums in metal history and is credited as the first real heavy metal album. With high standards

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Valkyrie: “Fear” Album Review

Hidey ho, all you Skullsnboners! Que pasa? Hope you are all surviving the summer of isolation and no live shows. In the words of the greatest philosopher of our time, Butthead, “This sucks more than anything that has ever sucked before.” But one thing that does not suck this summer is the end of five years waiting for the new

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Withered: “Verloren” Album Review

Withered are different. I realize many reviewers have stated this about thousands of other bands, but sometimes you get something in your inbox that really

Sojourner - Perennial

Sojourner: “Perennial” EP Review

It’s always good to venture out to realms unknown, and while atmospheric black metal is not a genre that I visit often, Sojourner is always

Zakk Sabbath - Vertigo - Cover

Zakk Sabbath: “Vertigo” Album Review

Zakk Wylde, Blasko, and Joey Castillo finally decided to go into the studio as Zakk Sabbath and cover the the self-titled debut from Black Sabbath

Valkyrie: “Fear” Album Review

Hidey ho, all you Skullsnboners! Que pasa? Hope you are all surviving the summer of isolation and no live shows. In the words of the