Album Review: Sabaton – The Great War

  Artist: Sabaton Album: The Great War Record Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: July 19, 2019 Review by: Todd Naevestad Sabaton is the band you show to people who think metal has no substance. “Oh, do you know about the Stand of the Swiss Guard? No? Well listen to ‘The Last Stand.’ How about…

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: 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: 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…

Album Review: Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail II

Review: Kobra and the Lotus – Prevail II By Todd Naevestad One thing that will always grab my attention in music is a unique voice. When those first few lyrics drop and the singer is unlike any I’ve heard before, you immediately have my interest. Bands like Unleash the Archers, Beast In Black, and The…

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…

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: Kylesa – Exhausting Fire

Kylesa – Exhausting Fire Phillip Cope – vocals, guitars (2001–present) Laura Pleasants – vocals, guitars (2001–present) Chase Rudeseal – bass (2013–present) The latest from Kylesa, the band that keeps on giving, “Exhausting Fire” is everything but Exhausting! I know some of you from our hometown are a little hellbent for this band due to Laura’s…

Band Interview: Kylesa

Matt Albers In just over the past decade, one of the most prominent bands to come out of Savannah, Georgia’s renowned music scene is sludge metal group Kylesa. Their unique approach to songwriting, incorporating practically boundless influences, has gained them notoriety and respect among the metal and underground rock community. The quintet is set to release their…

Album Review: Motörhead – BAD MAGIC

Erik Harshman Well, the new Motörhead album is just that… A Motörhead album. Nothing less, nothing more. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing (like most things in life), depending on the situation and your perspective. See, for me Motörhead albums fall into one of three categories: those where the album is…

Album Review: Pro-Pain – VOICE OF REBELLION

Erik D. Harshman     I should start off by saying that I have been a rabid Pro-Pain fan since 1997, when I picked up my first (and still my favorite) Pro-Pain album (Contents Under Pressure) from Vintage Vinyl in St. Louis. Nearly 20 years later I still buy their albums as soon as they come…