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,…

Album review: Unspeakable – Expulsion Of The Triumphant Beast

Self-released Available now at unspeakablerites.bandcamp.com Review By: Richard Jaspering This second release from St. Louis black/death metal band Unspeakable came to me in the mail on a cassette. The cassette looks slick, Lauren Gornik (metal artist extraordinaire) took the photograph of the Unspeakable members and it’s a stark one. The sound that rips through its…

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…

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…

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…

Album review:  Sound Storm – Vertigo

Band: Sound Storm Album: Vertigo Release date: October 13, 2017 Label: Rockshots Records By: Todd Naevestad Going into this album, it feels to me that Sound Storm is at a critical point. While not wet behind the ears, they are still a comparatively young band and Vertigo is only their third official full-length album. This…

Album Review: Haemorrhage – We Are The Gore

I’m not gonna use the C-word in this review, you know the one that rhymes with Schmarkass. Haemorrhage has been around long enough at this point that we don’t need to go slinging around reductive musical comparisons. We Are The Gore is the newest splatterfest from the long-time Spanish goregrind practitioners and, it delivers the…

Album Reviews: Riot – Army of One and Through the Storm (Re-issues)

            Artist: Riot Albums: Army of One and Through the Storm Reviewed By: Todd Naevestad There’s something to be said about the old becoming new again. Videogames are getting HD re-releases. Childhood movies are getting remakes. And weird 90’s fashion is coming back in vogue. Music is much the same…

Album Review: Exit Eden – Rhapsodies in Black

Band: Exit Eden Album: Rhaposdies in Black Release Date: August 4, 2017 Label: Napalm Records By: Todd Naevestad I go through a lot of trouble to keep up this metalhead persona, but there are just some days I just want to kick back and jam to some terrible pop music. Where no one else can…

Album Review: Insatia – Phoenix Aflame

Band: Insatia Album: Phoenix Aflame Review By: Todd Naevestad Most metal fans, I believe, recognize that it is the new bands that continue to push our favorite genes and subgenres into new and interesting territory. The young bloods, hungry and passionate, are the ones who will make big changes going forward. So you can imagine my…