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"Epitome of Torture," album number fourteen for Tom Angelripper and his troops of Sodom, finds itself comfortable among the sort of outputs cronies like Exodus and Destruction have manufactured years beyond their primes.
- Read the full Sodom - Epitome of Torture review
The kind of Celtic-fused heavy metal they produced here is certainly one of the more attractive aspects of the band, and although the record has some duds and misfires, "Twilight of the Idols" is a successful yet silly record on more levels than one.
- Read the full Slough Feg - Twilight of the Idols review
My Soliloquy does a glorious job doing precisely nothing interesting here. Even if you enjoy Threshold or have a huge tolerance for lame music, you'll be doing yourself a grand favor by avoiding "The Interpreter" entirely.
- Read the full My Soliloquy - The Interpreter review
Matt Hensch caught up with Michael Keene of the Faceless while the band was touring with the Dillinger Escape Plan and Royal Thunder to discuss their latest album, Autotheism, the evolution of the band and their upcoming covers album project.
- Read the full The Faceless Interview review
It's ironic that a tour featuring heavy metal greats Death is so focused on life. This year's Death to All tour celebrates Death's founder Chuck Schuldiner. Created as a tribute to his vast legacy, Death to All reunites Death's classic lineup and attempts filling Schuldiner's absence.
- Read the full Death, Exhumed and Anciients Live review
Cathedral's end has come. "The Last Spire" is the final album released by this legendary congress of British doom metal, and I must say it's somewhat of a whirlwind of bittersweet emotions reviewing this mammoth.
- Read the full Cathedral - The Last Spire review
Dull moments do not exist throughout "The Gravity of Impermanence." If the band is ever lacking in its musical assault, there are enough interesting processes flying around to entertain even the most highbrow stiffs around.
- Read the full Azure Emote - The Gravity of Impermanence review
Tellus Requiem hails from Norway and yields a progressive power metal mold very similar to that of Symphony X's. The band's efforts throughout "Invictus (The 11th Hour)," however valiant they may be, are ultimately lacking and sub-par.
- Read the full Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour) review
What do bats, wheels, and long roads to nowhere have in common? The three of them boil up the title of the third album by Switzerland's sludgy maestros known 'round here as Zatokrev.
- Read the full Zatokrev - The Bat, The Wheel, And a Long Road to Nowhere review
Mark Hensch had the chance to recently speak with Holy Grail vocalist James-Paul Luna while the band is on their current tour. They talked about the past, present and future of his band's heavy music
- Read the full Holy Grail Interview review
If heavy metal has an essence, it's thrash. Pure thrash requires that perfect mix of chaos, violence and speed for success. It's a fact proving itself wildly apparent on the aptly-named Metal Alliance Tour thus far.
- Read the full Anthrax, Exodus, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall and Holy Grail Live review
Whatever they are or intend to be, Slough Feg is unlike anything in the realm of heavy metal. They've survived countless years marching onwards with a small yet loyal following through many hardships and several releases.
- Read the full Slough Feg - Traveller review
It has the best sound quality, songwriting, attitude, intensity, and vigor than any other Six Feet Under manifesto in their discography. Chris Barnes and co have shown Six Feet Under's rejuvenation is not due to chance: they are officially statistically significant.
- Read the full Six Feet Under - Unborn review
Listening to Circle II Circle crawl back and forth like a slug is like downing a bottle of horse tranquillizers and watching a Pawn Stars marathon- it's the same junk regurgitated in a tiring, lifeless circle (hurr hurr).
- Read the full Circle II Circle - Seasons Will Fall review
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