Review: Jag Panzer

Jag Panzer "Decade of the Nail-spiked Bat" (Century Media) I had to do some research, but what we have here is a double CD release on which Jag Panzer has re-recorded (or sometimes just remastered?) old...

Review: Extol

Extol"Synergy"(Century Media) Prog-thrash rock with a math degree.  Shrieking in your ear knowing full well it can lean over to the left and croon something rather sweet in your girlfriend's ear....

Review: Nightwish

Nightwish "Century Child" (Century Media) Finland's Nightwish are the height of operatic quasi-goth metal. With a pleasant female vocalist named Tarja and crystal clear production they capture the...

Review: Watch Them Die

Watch Them Die "Self-Titled" (Century Media) This is a death metal band.  I'm getting mighty sick of record labels trying to call their death metal anything and everything but death metal.  I have this...

Review: Into Eternity

Into Eternity "Buried In Oblivion" (Century Media) Power metal influenced, with soaring duel guitar work (both on the rhythms and leads) with a lacing of hardcore.  It's that harder, more contemporary...

Review: Hatesphere

Hatesphere "Bloodred Hatred" (Century Media) Pretty good death metal.  The guitar even plays some very elegant solos.  The drummer is a beastly machine and really keeps the songs centered and moving....

Review: Stampin’ Ground

Stampin' Ground "A New Darkness Upon Us" (Century Media) Damn.  This goes to show you what can happen when metal is produced right.  Andy Sneep, of Killswitch Engage and Testament fame, has put together...

Review: Dark Tranquility

Dark Tranquility "Exposures: In Retrospect and Denial" (Century Media) I love it when bands do this.  Gather a bunch of their past material and release it in one tidy package. This has two discs.  One...
Interview Heaven Shall Burn

Interview: Heaven Shall Burn

Germans know a few things. Metal is one of them. Few countries have carried the flag of metal so consistently and proudly as the Deutchland. Heaven Shall Burn attack with old school thrash roots adding...
Himsa Interview

Interview: Himsa

Musically, it’s metal with a hardcore shell. It’s the drive and askew ideal behind this music that first drew me to the bands ‘harmonic thrash’ assault. It riffs and it barks. And has some shit...