Album Review: Eluveitie – Ategnatos

Artist: Eluveitie Album: Ategnatos Record Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: April 5, 2019 Review by: Nick Licata Not since 2008’s, Slania, have I experienced an Eluveitie album as solid as, Ategnatos. Three years ago when they had a “drastic” lineup change, I thought it would be the end of the Eluveitie that I had…

Album Review: A.C.T. – Rebirth

Review by: Sean Cantor In a time where prog music seems to be expanding at a tremendous pace, it’s not difficult to discover new bands or build new relationships with established bands.  This is made exorbitantly simpler with the accessibility of music through streaming services and digital mediums.  With that said, why aren’t more of…

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…

Artist Interview: Snowy Shaw

Damnation Magazine: Thank you, Snowy for taking the time to sit and answer some questions for us. Snowy Shaw: Nemas prob, it’s my pleasure. DM: The new album, White is the New Black, is phenomenal. How does it feel to finally have a proper Snowy Shaw album out, and how has the response been so…

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…