Album Review: Devin Townsend – Empath (2019)

Review by: Nick Licata Have you ever listened to an album and each time a new song came on you shout out loud “I fucking love this song!” Sure it might take a few listens before you realize it, but then just the simplest thing, like the crowing of a rooster or a muted bass…

Album Review: Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Dream Theater – “Distance Over Time”Review by: Chris Naes Before you listen to this record, you’ve probably already made up your mind about Dream Theater.  They are definitely a ‘love it or hate it’ kind of band.  Even their most ardent fans are notoriously fickle.  Go ahead and take a look at ANY post by…

Nordahl’s top 10ish albums of 2018

Listen to this list while reading the top albums list! 2018 has officially been laid to rest, so that means I need to share with you my top albums of the past year.  Don’t get too excited because I probably don’t like anything you like, but you still need to look just to confirm my musical…

Album Review: Dragony – Masters of the Multiverse

Review: Dragony – Masters of the Multiverse By Todd Naevestad   I love listening to other people geek out about things they love. Friends going on about comics they like; coworkers ranting about a movie; get me talking about video games and I’ll talk your ear off. People embracing their nerdy passions is something I…

Album Review: Dire Peril – The Extraterrestrial Compendium

  Review: Dire Peril – The Extraterrestrial Compendium By Todd Naevestad There’s something to be said about specialization. If you’re good at something, it’s great to stick with that. But when that’s all you do or try, that’s when things feel stale. It’s a fine balance. What we’re looking at now is the debut of…

Album Review: Hate Eternal – Upon Desolate Sands (2018)

Artist: Hate Eternal Album: Upon Desolate Sands Record Label: Season of Mist Release Date: October 26, 2018 Review by: Sean Cantor Violence of action is a concept that suggests an unrestricted and immediate use of determined force in order to achieve full dominance over an enemy. Hate Eternal embodies this force. Since their conception, mastermind…

Album Review: Snowy Shaw – White Is The New Black (2018)

  Artist: Snowy Shaw Album: White Is The New Black Release Date: May 25, 2018 Review by: Sean Cantor Snowy Shaw is one of the best kept secrets in heavy metal. He somehow stands hidden in plain sight, while contributing massively to the metal community, through countless bands and seemingly on whatever instrument he can…

Album Review: Behemoth – I Loved You At Your Darkest (2018)

Review by: Nick Licata Behemoth is one of those bands, that could literally do anything, musically, and turn it into a Black Metal masterpiece. Although any release that comes after 2014’s, The Satanist, has to really be bold if it wants to hold precedence as a successor to that album. For most bands, that would…

Album Review: Dee Snider – For the Love of Metal

Review by: Todd Naevestad Even outside of music, Dee Snider is a man I have a lot of respect for. Not even counting his years of history in metal, his educated, and rather scathing, testament before the Parent’s Music Resource Center senate hearing helped shape the music landscape in the 70s and 80s. He’s a…

Album Review: Powerwolf – The Sacrament of Sin

Review: Powerwolf – The Sacrament of Sin By Todd Naevestad How do you introduce Powerwolf? I’m serious. If you’re into power metal even a little bit it’s hard to not know something about them. Their unique, darker, take on the often bright genre has always made them stand out. From their corpse paint and clerical…

Album Review: Alien Weaponry – Tū

Review: Alien Weaponry – Tū By Todd Naevestad The thing I love about metal is that it is always surprising me. Something can come up in the genre that I never even thought about from a place I never expected. That’s how it was when I stumbled on Alien Weaponry, a thrash-metal band from New…

Album Review: Melted Space – Darkening Light

Review: Melted Space – Darkening Light By Todd Naevestad I will always be amazed that anything can be made metal. Pop songs? Make it metal. Philosophy? Make it metal. Children’s edutainment? Make it metal…? You get the idea. So a metal opera is not all that surprising. We can thank Nirvana for the first credited…