Album Review: Cavalera Conspiracy – Psychosis (2017)

Band: Cavalera Conspiracy Album: Psychosis Record Label: Napalm Records Release Date: November 17, 2017 I am not a psychologist, I am a simple Medical Deviate, but I did look up psychosis on Google and it said: The mental state of psychosis is defined by a disconnection from reality. Psychosis also happens to the be the title of…

Concert Review + Photo Album: The Black Dahlia Murder @ Delmar Hall

Upon thinking of metal bands that seem to have been touring non-stop since the turn of the century, The Black Dahlia Murder(BDM) have to be one of the first to come to mind. From opening for death metal veterans Vital Remains in 2004 and heavy metal powerhouse King Diamond in 2005 to headlining the Summer Slaughter Tour three…

Photo Gallery: Ektomorf

I have been listening to Hungary’s Ektomorf for a long time. Ever since I first came across their Sepultura-esque sound about 8 years ago or so,  I have been hooked. Dying to see them perform, I thought it’d take a once-in-a-billion-years type event to bring Ektomorf to our fair city of St. Louis. However, one…

Photo Gallery: Gost & Dance With The Dead

Occasionally we at Damnation like to branch out of our musical norms and into something, well “different.” I use the quotes loosely as the two artists I watched Sunday evening definitely were influenced by some sort of metal, be it Black or Thrash in variety. First up was local electronic act Giant Monsters on the…

Album Review: Power Quest – The Sixth Dimension

  Band: Power Quest Album: The Sixth Dimension Label: Inner Wound Recordings Release Date: October 13, 2017 Review By: Todd Naevestad   Power Quest began in 2001 when Steve Williams left DragonHeart to do his own project. With their first album in 2002, Power Quest has managed to maintain themselves in the music world, despite…

Photo Album: Wolves in the Throne Room at Delmar Hall

When Wolves in the Throne Room announced a show at Delmar Hall, we couldn’t have been more ecstatic. Having wanted to see them for years, our time finally came, and it was everything we could have imagined. Pillorian, featuring members of Agalloch started the show with full force creating the most evil sound Delmar Hall…

Photo Gallery: Korn at The Pageant

It may not show on the site our love for Korn,  however for years I lived and breathed this band. Hell, my best man included them in his speech at my wedding saying we were both minorities (Being the last two Korn fans in our group). Needless to say, though my love for them may…

Photo album: Haken at Delmar Hall

Having just seen Haken a couple weeks prior at ProgPower USA playing their entire Visions album in its entirety, it was a breath of fresh air to see them play the other songs I truly love by them. A solid two hour set by the band where the last hour consisted of maybe 4 songs,…

Album Review: Jupiterian – Terraforming

JUPITERIAN – Terraforming Releases on November 15, 2017 on Transcending Obscurity By Richard Jaspering The idea of musicians’ anonymity should be widely known in the realms of extreme metal, but it can help create a forbidding aesthetic that Brazilian masked collective Jupiterian embody well in their second full-length. This murky, massive work welcomes you with the…