Review: Naglfar

Naglfar "Sheol" (Century Media) With an illegible logo and an over the top blast intro you know right where Naglfar is going to take you.  At times the band sounds like King Diamond's band, circa...

Review: Dream Evil

Dream Evil "Evilized" (Century Media) There is nothing surprising on this album and the easy predictability of the song structures and vocal melodies might be sickening to some, but to me it's merely...

Review: Eyes of Fire

Eyes Of Fire "Disintegrate" (Century Media) Everyone under 25 has this massive hard-on for In Flames and when I hear their wanky keyboards and (at times) Korn-esque vocal delivery, I just can’t...

Review: Eyes Of Fire

Eyes Of Fire "Disintegrate" (Century Media) Everyone under 25 has this massive hard-on for In Flames and when I hear their wanky keyboards and (at times) Korn-esque vocal delivery, I just can’t imagine...

Review: Nevermore

Nevermore "Enemies of Reality" (Century Media) The album comes on stronger than 2000's "Dead Heart in a Dead World" and stays consistently one step ahead of that previous effort from in quality....

Review: Nightrage

Nightrage "Sweet Vengeance" (Century Media) Jesus H. Christ!  Mighty fine Swedish death thrash, and how could it not be with the likes of Per M. Jensen from The Haunted on drums, Lindberg who did throat...

Review: My Ruin

My Ruin "The Horror of Beauty" (Century Media) The old question asks, "How many grooves on a record?"  The question is meant to deceive, but the answer is two, one continual groove on each side.  The...

Review: Labyrinth

Labyrinth "Self-Titled" (Century Media) Labyrinth is a progressive metal cum power metal band from Italy.  Their debut EP "Piece of Time" came onto the scene in 1995 so they have roughly a decade under...

Review: Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy "Anthems of Rebellion" (Century Media) From the introduction that sounds like a revolution fomenting in a steel mill to the searing guitar that rips in and cuts the listener's head off again...

Review: Solefald

Solefald "In Harmonia Universali" (Century Media) A mixed bag this band is.  With contemporary kinship lying in such bands as Moonspell and Alchemist, Solefald is forging their own ground into odd...