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...
Interview: Earth Crisis

Interview: Earth Crisis

<interview conducted winter of 2000> How long has the tour been and how much longer do you guys have to go? We are out with Skinlab, In Flames and Walls of Jericho for two months this summer, and...