Album Review: XENOSIS, Paralleled Existence

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov Connecticut has been churning out banger after banger lately; old school heavy metal, melodic death metal, brutal death metal, power metal, doom — whatever sub-genre you can think of, the state has been producing fantastic records. Technical death metal is a daunting beast of a genre; some of the best players… Continue reading Album Review: XENOSIS, Paralleled Existence

On the Front Line: The Black Dahlia Murder, After the Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, Undeath @ Irving Plaza

Despite the tattoos, heavy boots, and obligatory head-to-toe-in-black dress code, anyone passing by Irving Plaza on October 10, 2021 would have thought the long line outside was not unlike kids at Disney World waiting for their favorite ride. One of the first metal shows announced following both the return of concerts in New York City… Continue reading On the Front Line: The Black Dahlia Murder, After the Burial, Carnifex, Rivers of Nihil, Undeath @ Irving Plaza

EP Review: ENSLAVED, Caravans to the Outer Worlds

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov Enslaved has never released a bad album, that’s it. No matter what this band does musically, whether it’s dripping in 70s prog or coated in a frostbitten Norwegian sheen, their output always exudes quality. It’s astounding that a band that’s been around for 30 years has been able to be so… Continue reading EP Review: ENSLAVED, Caravans to the Outer Worlds

Album Review: World of Sorrows by DUNGEON SERPENT

by Nikita Alekseyevich Khrenov Everything is cyclical. Eventually trends that died out long ago return for a time; whether it is fashion, music, art, one way or another things come back around. Right now, we’re experiencing quite an old school death metal revival, with bands churning out raw, disgusting and heavy death metal reminiscent of… Continue reading Album Review: World of Sorrows by DUNGEON SERPENT

Album Review: Hexenzirkel by TOMMY CONCRETE (Trepanation Recordings)

Edinburgh’s Tomas Pattison, otherwise known as Tommy Concrete, has never stayed with one style for very long. Over the past 20 years, he has released a plethora of solo records in genres ranging from trip hop to prog to black metal. Tommy was also once a member of punk legends The Exploited, and has played… Continue reading Album Review: Hexenzirkel by TOMMY CONCRETE (Trepanation Recordings)