Jason Zins

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Devildriver: “Outlaws ‘Til The End Vol. 1″ Album Review

Despite several lineup changes over the years, Devildriver continue to lay down the bludgeoning, as witnessed on their last release, Trust No One. When they announced a cover album of all outlaw country, my first thought wasn’t positive. This combination just doesn’t seem to work in my mind. Pedal steel and blast beats?  Hmm … Well, I am happy to

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Howling Giant: “Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2” EP Review

Howling Giant gave us a mere taste of what they had to offer on Black Hole Space Wizard Part 1, and the second installment, Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2, ensures that we remember the pioneer and his travels. The band blend equal parts Kyuss, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath, with some MC5 thrown in just for good measure, to create

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Carach Angren

Carach Angren: “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten” Album Review

The Netherlands’ Carach Angren have really stepped up their symphonic metal game on Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten. Their blend of black and symphonic metal reaches heights it has never achieved here, and the entire album is interesting and pummeling. It is loosely woven around the haunting of a girl who has an obsession with an Ouija Board. “Opening” is

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Iced Earth: “Incorruptible” Album Review

Iced Earth main man Jon Schaffer and company are releasing another dose of American power metal on the world with Incorruptible. The album is the third to feature vocalist Stu Block and the first for new axe-slinger Jake Dreyer of White Wizzard and Witherfall fame. Block has proven that he can fill the big shoes that Tim “Ripper” Owens and Matt Barlow

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Invasion: “Destroyer Of Mankind” Album Review

I love war metal! Invasion play a brand of death metal that falls somewhere in line with Bolt Thrower, Amon Amarth, Benediction, and maybe even some Obituary, and this is on display on Destroyer of Mankind. The riffs are chunky and razor sharp, and the vocals are deep and guttural with a Karl Willetts feel to them. “I Am the Enemy” starts the album

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Annihilator: “Triple Threat” Album Review

Well, this was a pleasant surprise. I will admit, I had never heard of Canadian thrash band Annihilator until this interesting three-disc set arrived in my email. Yes, I know, we never give Canada the respect and recognition it deserves. I’m sorry! I shall redeem myself with this review, I promise. A cool concept of old songs done acoustically, a kickass

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