Album Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony

Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony By Todd Naevestad   Coming originally out of Istanbul, Turkey, and now Germany, Dream Ocean is a young symphonic metal band presenting their first full length album, Love Lost Symphony. Featuring the vocals of mezzo-soprano Basak Ylva, the band has come a fair way to this release. Originally…

Band Interview – Shiraz Lane

DM: Thanks for doing this with us, how are you guys feeling? Hannes: Awesome, dude. Feeling great. It’s really great out here in Finland when the sun doesn’t come up. Yeah, that’s full sarcasm. In Finland right now it’s really dark, and it’s cold and it’s pretty depressing. But actually, right now, me and Miki,…

Damnation’s Corner: Album Reviews

Wilderun – Veil of Imagination When Death Metal Opeth hooks up with Dream Theater and Ensiferum’s Power Metal chanting, they have a beautiful baby named Wilderun. Veil of Imagination is the band’s third album and I don’t know about you, but if you are this good on your third album, I can’t wait to see…

In the Basement with Anacrusis

Anacrusis is a band that if brought up in the right circles will be met with a level of excitement almost unmatched in the metal community. They are a band who ignored specific genre cliches and expectations, who behaved sincerely in every aspect of not only their musicality but their business decisions, and wrote music…

Album Review: Wind Rose – Wintersaga

By Todd Naevestad Dwarven Metal. Sure, why not. And they’re Italian. Okay then. I was expecting Scottish, but here we are. Here’s the thing about any kind of media “gimmick”: if it lets them create something awesome, than I can’t complain. Goblinomicon has been around for a while and you can’t say that it’s just…

Album Review: Visions of Atlantis – Wanderers

By Todd Naevestad I love getting to write about Visions of Atlantis. It’s basically carte blanche for me to make as many bad sailing puns as I want in a piece. If that doesn’t just put the wind in your sails, I don’t know what will. Now, band line up changes can sometimes be cause…

Album Review: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas (2019)

The planet is on fire, the oceans are rising and we are roughly a decade away from a MAD MAX style existence where Thunderdome will be the only law. Meanwhile, Cattle Decapitation has reemerged from a four-year recording break with a new slab of *impossible* deathgrind.

Damnation’s Corner: Album Reviews

Welcome to a new feature of the magazine, Damnation’s Corner. Here we will be posting quick paragraph reviews of albums that have come out recently, or maybe even some that are due out soon. While putting out all our thoughts on an album is still going to happen, we felt the need to shorten some,…

Album Review: Voyager – Colours in the Sun

A band is always going to be cursed to live up to their previous efforts, with expectations to match their classic material.  Australia’s Voyager have somehow transcended this by creating one of the most fluid and natural feeling discographies. However, it was only with Colours in the Sun that this has become undoubtedly clear.  With…