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: 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: In This Moment – Ritual

In This Moment – Ritual Review by: Erik D. Harshman     To say that I’ve been with In This Moment since the beginning could not be a more true statement. See, back in 2005 I was on Myspace (as was everyone) and it took me a few months before I realized that bands were…

Album Review: The Agonist – FIVE

Matt Albers Followers of Damnation Magazine will notice our affinity and interest in the roles of women loud rock music. This concept is nothing new, but everyone seems to have their own opinion on the idea of female members across the board within the heavy metal spectrum. One of our personal favorites – and my…

Band Interview: Sanctuary

Matt Albers In any other situation, sitting down to converse with someone who is wearing an unbuckled straightjacket may be considered out of the ordinary, perhaps even ill-advised. But within the metal community, when that individual is Warrel Dane, the situation could be considered unique, or only slightly odd from even the most unfamiliar perspective….

Album Review: The Agonist – EYE OF PROVIDENCE

Matt Albers In March 2014, metal fans across the world were shocked to hear that after thirteen years, Angela Gossow was stepping down from her role as vocalist of Swedish-based melodic death metal heavyweights Arch Enemy. While she kept her role as manager of the band, the powerhouse metal front woman officially passed the baton…