Album Review: Purest of Pain – Solipsis

Purest of Pain Solipsis By Lindsay O’Connor Melodic Death Metal outfit, Purest of Pain, is set to release a hell-of-a debut full-length on March 1st the album, Solipsis, was seven years in the making, and sees the Dutch quintet indulging in blackened Thrash, swimming melodies, and ambient groove. “Solipsis is a guitar-oriented record, and has…

Album Review: Novareign – Legends

Review: Novareign – Legends By: Todd Naevestad I feel that there is an unspoken contract between musicians and listeners when we pick up their albums. We promise to give it the time and attention it deserves and they promise to not squander that time. While what this can mean varies from person to person, I…

Album Review: Terra IncΩgnita – Fragments of a Ruined Mind

Review: Terra IncΩgnita – Fragments of a Ruined Mind By Todd Naevestad Coming to us from Athens, Greece of all places, and with a front man from New York, Terra IncΩgnita is releasing their newest album Fragments of a Ruined Mind. While they’ve been around for a while now, their first full length album releasing…

Album review: Visions of Atlantis – The Deep and the Dark

Review: Visions of Atlantis – The Deep & the Dark By Todd Naevestad Before we begin, cards on the table. While I make no promises, I’m going to try to be my usual critical and objective self. I think I’ve already shown that I’m a big fan of Clémentine Delauney’s voice in a few articles…

Nordahl’s Corner: Harakiri for the Sky – Arson

We here at Damnation Magazine aren’t always the best when it comes to churning out reviews of new metal albums.  It’s hard to find time to write several paragraphs on an album, even if you really like it, when life is bombarding you non-stop with an endless barrage of flaming crap.  But let’s quit our…

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…

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…

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…