Steve K’s Top 10 Lists of 2017

Alestorm – No Grave But the Sea You’d think the whole pirate gag would get old after a while, eh? Not to me! I love this band more and more with every new album they write. Ensiferum – Two Paths Another epic release from the Finnish folk metal masters, and arguably one of their best…

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2017

2017 has come and gone and now 2018 is blessing us with its freshness and downright bone-chilling coldness.  So when can I move to Florida or anywhere cheap and tropical?  Thank God we always have plenty of metal goodness to keep our blood flowing and get our bodies moving to generate some much needed warmth….

Todd’s Top 5 +1 Albums of 2017

This is been an interesting year for me. Unlike, I think, some of the others on this site, I’m relatively new to metal. Sure, I grew up listening to some of the classics, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Motorhead. And I was introduced to bands like Rhapsody and Demon Hunter later on. But it really wasn’t until…

Albums that caught my attention whilst wedding planning

You know, every year a crap ton of music is released upon us. It comes at us locally, nationally, internationally, signed and unsigned. As the year draws to an end, we torture ourselves in creating these top whatever lists, to tell our readers what we enjoyed listening to throughout the year. Sure, it can be…

Album Review: White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive

Review: White Wizzard – Infernal Overdrive By: Todd Naevestad I think it’s no secret that metal bands can have a variety of lineups. For whatever reason, band members come and go pretty frequently. For White Wizzard it’s basically become a meme in and of itself for them. The band has gone through it’s fair stretch…

Doctor Pretorius’ End of 2017 List

My 2017 list is noticeably light on the gore this year. 2017 proved once again that doom is alive and not so well. Paradise Lost/Pallbearer/Bell Witch have three very distinct and modern approaches to the genre that don’t rely on trying to convince you that its magically 1974 again. That being said, Ulver and Drab…

Band Interview: White Wizzard’s Jon Leon

White Wizzard’s Jon Leon Interview by: Todd Naevestad TN: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us here at Damnation… As an introduction, how would you describe White Wizzard to someone whose never heard of you before? JL:Like the sound you would hear when a dragon spits fire into a vortex…

Sean Cantor’s Top 40 Albums of 2017

Some years come and go uneventfully. They can somehow just tick by without you even noticing. Conversely, some years will storm by and leave you in a different headspace than you imagined possible. Time will move forward and change will be absolute, regardless of your opinion of it or the attention you pay it. 2017…

Song Review: Visions of Atlantis – Return to Lemuria

Album Preview: Visions of Atlantis – “Return to Lemuria” Record Label: Napalm Rercords Review By: Todd Naevestad Recently Visions of Atlantis released the music video (below) for “Return to Lemuria”, a single off of their upcoming album The Deep & The Dark. A symphonic metal band, this album will be Visions of Atlantis’ first album…

Album Review: Angel Nation – Aeon

Album: Aeon Artist: Angel Nation Label: Inner Wound Recordings Release Date: 27 October 2017 Reviewed By: Todd Naevestad It was about three years ago that Angel Nation were first released on the world. Their first album, Tears of Lust, did pretty well for them and this new album, Aeon, is finally here to further their musical influence. Angel Nation…

Review: Metalite – Heroes in Time

Band: Metalite Album: Heroes In Time  Record Label: Inner Wound Recordings  Release Date: 27 October 2017 Review By: Todd Naevestad Fresh as fresh can be, Metalite is a new band from Stockholm. They step onto the world stage with their first album, Heroes in Time. There is little known about the band as an entity,…