Review: Haste

Haste "“When Reason Sleeps”" (Century Media) Loud, heavy, aggressive, well-executed tight playing are the hallmarks of “When Reason Sleeps” by Haste.  Depending on one’s outlook, Haste either treats...

Review: …And Oceans  

. . .  And Oceans "“Allotropic / Metamorphic-Genisis of Dismorphism”" (Century Media) A unique new piece of Scandinavian black metal, . . .  And Ocean’s latest release features keyboards and...

Review: Sepulchral Feast

Various Artists "Sepulchral Feast: “A Tribute to Sepultura”" (Century Media) This little romp through Sepultura’s history by the legions of bands that have been influenced by the Brazilian powerhouse...

Review: Eyehategod

Eyehategod "“10 Years of Abuse (and still broke)”" (Century Media) Noisy Sludge-core/Doom at its finest is the easy description of one of New Orleans’s seminal southern serving of thick as mud take on...

Review: Jag Panzer

Jag Panzer "Mechanized Warfare" (Century Media) This is metal in the traditional vein. Jag Panzer’s songs drive along like a rickety dilapidated horse-drawn carriage over long abandoned mountain roads....

Review: Ebony Tears

Ebony Tears "Evil As Hell" (Century Media) Ebony Tears play speedy Swedish metal with vocals along the lines of Sodom's Tom Angelripper, rather than out and out death roaring. There is definitely a...

Review: Angel Dust

Angel Dust "Of Human Bondage" (Century Media) Industrial machine-like drumming keeps the backbone of the opening track throbbing along under the fierce guitar rhythm and superb keyboard work.  The band,...

Review: Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy "Wages of Sin" (Century Media) With vocals reminiscent of Galder from Old Man's Child (think Elmer Fudd after a severe throat raping by a horny enormously well-endowed jack rabbit with...

Review: Ram-Zet

Ram-Zet "Escape" (Century Media) Ram-Zet is a very unique and very creative band. They definitely stand alone in their own category. It was all put together by a multi-instrumentalist named Zet in 1998....

Review: Sentenced

Sentenced "The Cold White Light" (Century Media) Sentenced is a heavy gothic metal band in the vein of Moonspell, To Die For and Entwine.  Insofar as this particular sub-genre of metal appeals to me,...