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Sanctuary 2014

Sanctuary: “The Year the Sun Died” Review By Jason Zins!

Sanctuary have a rich legacy in heavy metal. Their debut album, Refuge Denied, was released in 1987 and was produced by none other than Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine. It was like candy for a teenager’s ears – raw, moody, and heavy as hell. I know I wore it out on cassette, just like I did with their next album, Into The Mirror Black.

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Obituary: “Inked In Blood” Review By Jason Zins!

Florida’s Obituary are staples in American death metal. Their trademark slower, simpler take on the genre has influenced countless bands and graced the speakers of metal heads across the world since 1989’s classic Slowly We Rot. John Tardy‘s oozing snarl is just evil. Tardy, along with brother and drummer Donald, longtime guitarist Trevor Peres, former Death bassist Terry Butler, and guitarist Kenny Andrews, have

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Machine Head: “Bloodstone & Diamonds” Album Review By Jason Zins!

Machine Head need no introduction here. They have penned some epic doses of metal since their debut album, Burn My Eyes, was released in 1994. Despite a foray into nu-metal on a couple of releases, Rob Flynn and Machine Head have continued to beat their drum on the road and in the studio year after year, city after city. Flynn, guitarist

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Electric Wizard “Time To Die”

Britain’s Electric Wizard are back after a five-year hiatus with Time to Die, and they sound angry! They have a penchant for taking dense, heavy riffs, and grinding in some psychedelic atmosphere to create a hellish mix. Justin Oborn‘s reverb-laden vocals, combined with Liz Buckingham‘s monolithic, Iommi-esque riffs, will leave you drained but wanting more. Time To Die loosely follows

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Wovenwar - Wovenwar

WOVENWAR “SELF-TITLED”

The story of As I Lay Dying, and their former vocalist, Tim Lambesis with his criminal activities, has been played out in the media to no end, so there is no need to lay out the gruesome details here. Lambesis’ As I Lay Dying bandmates, however, have decided to take their lumps and forge on with Wovenwar. Their addition of

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Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

FALLUJAH “THE FLESH PREVAILS”

Technical death metal is a walk on the razor’s edge. At times it can sound brilliant, other times boring and the same. There is a legion of bands out there looking to break boundaries and smash heads at the same time, with Fallujah being one of the leaders of this revolution. Their odd combination of beautiful interludes with extreme, guttural

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Entombed AD - Back to the Front

ENTOMBED A.D. “BACK TO THE FRONT”

I’ll leave the gossip out here, but former Entombed vocalist LG Petrov, along with three recent members of Entombed, have revived the “Death metal for those that don’t like death metal” sound that the band made famous on Wolverine Blues back in the early ’90s. Out of the ashes, Entombed A.D. rise like a phoenix.  While there are no boundaries

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Cannibal Corpose - A Skeletal Domain

CANNIBAL CORPSE “A SKELETAL DOMAIN”

What more can you say about Cannibal Corpse that hasn’t already been said? Well … they have really nailed it with album number 13! While there’s a familiarity to the album that rings to the past releases, A Skeletal Domain eclipses and buries them!  Yes, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher‘s vocals sound basically the same, but how can you improve perfection? He

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The Haunted - Exit Wounds

THE HAUNTED “EXIT WOUNDS”

I have a love/hate relationship with The Haunted. It seems their revolving door of band members does have an effect on how fans perceive them and also has a vast effect on the quality of the music.  Peter Dolving made his departure well known, and The Haunted‘s future was unforeseeable to the world, but 2014 brings them back, with Marco

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The Atlas Moth - The Old Believer

THE ATLAS MOTH “THE OLD BELIEVER”

Sometimes a band delivers an album that completely stumps me, and I don’t know what to think or even write about them. The Atlas Moth is one such band. I’ve been listening to The Atlas Moth‘s new album, The Old Believer, for quite a while now, but have yet to be able to nail this thing of beauty down in

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Electric Wizard “Time To Die”

Britain’s Electric Wizard are back after a five-year hiatus with Time to Die, and they sound angry! They have a penchant for taking dense, heavy

Wovenwar - Wovenwar

WOVENWAR “SELF-TITLED”

The story of As I Lay Dying, and their former vocalist, Tim Lambesis with his criminal activities, has been played out in the media to

Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

FALLUJAH “THE FLESH PREVAILS”

Technical death metal is a walk on the razor’s edge. At times it can sound brilliant, other times boring and the same. There is a

Entombed AD - Back to the Front

ENTOMBED A.D. “BACK TO THE FRONT”

I’ll leave the gossip out here, but former Entombed vocalist LG Petrov, along with three recent members of Entombed, have revived the “Death metal for

The Haunted - Exit Wounds

THE HAUNTED “EXIT WOUNDS”

I have a love/hate relationship with The Haunted. It seems their revolving door of band members does have an effect on how fans perceive them

The Atlas Moth - The Old Believer

THE ATLAS MOTH “THE OLD BELIEVER”

Sometimes a band delivers an album that completely stumps me, and I don’t know what to think or even write about them. The Atlas Moth