ally kingsley

The Order of Apollyon - Moriah - Cover

The Order Of Apollyon: “Moriah” Album Review

Sometimes the joy of doing a lot of metal reviews is the continuous journey. It leads to the discovery of new bands, different genres and subgenres and different areas of the world. This, of course, results in sleep deprivation and a losing battle with the battery percentage on your device. I was not too familiar with the French black metal

Read More »
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 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

Read More »
Unholy Baptism - Volume 1 - Cover

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

Read More »
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 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.

Read More »
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 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

Read More »
Pulverized - Monuments of Misanthropy - Cover

Album Review: Pulverized, “Monuments Of Misanthropy”

Pulverized originate from Chile and their upcoming album Monuments of Misanthropy roars with fiendish, classic death metal. With a combination of Spanish and English themes of life, death, Christianity and its moral decadence, we have an album of diabolical delight. Demonic vocals, extreme riffing and frenetic drumming are delivered on songs like “Devocion” and “Consumed by Ignorance.“ The production on

Read More »
Binah - Phobiate - Cover

Album Review: Binah, “Phobiate”

At the tail end of what is a disgustingly hot and humid summer here on the Eastern Seaboard, I am receiving an abundance of promotional material to review. One of these goodies comes from Binah, and with their upcoming album Phobiate, they are setting the mood for autumn. Like the doom/death metal genre, many see autumn as a time of decay,

Read More »
Alms - Act One - Cover

Album Review: Alms, “Act One”

Having grown up alongside older siblings in the ’70s and ’80s, I was exposed to perhaps the pinnacle of hard rock/ early metal. Our house flowed endlessly with the sounds of Deep Purple, Cream, Boston, KISS, Alice Cooper, and a plethora of absolutely amazing classic rock musicians who I love and admire to this very day. So taking a listen

Read More »
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

Binah - Phobiate - Cover

Album Review: Binah, “Phobiate”

At the tail end of what is a disgustingly hot and humid summer here on the Eastern Seaboard, I am receiving an abundance of promotional

Alms - Act One - Cover

Album Review: Alms, “Act One”

Having grown up alongside older siblings in the ’70s and ’80s, I was exposed to perhaps the pinnacle of hard rock/ early metal. Our house