Review: Wolverine

Wolverine "“Cold Light Of Monday”" (Earache) Sweden has emerged as another NZ, in the last few years in terms of being a breeding ground for a freighter full of bands doing all sorts of (fun) new retro...

Review: Without Face

Without Face "Astronomicon" (Earache) The music is supposed to be dark, brooding and heavily atmospheric but comes across as melancholy and pretentious.  Male and female dual vocals don't help matters...

Review: At The Gates

At The Gates "Slaughter of the Soul" (Earache) This is that band, the band that seems to have had members move on to every other black and death metal band in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark....

Review: Cadaver Inc.

Cadaver Inc. "“Discipline”" (Earache) 1-866-Bodybag, “fast, affordable, murder scene clean-up and corpse removal.”  With as much shtick as Cadaver Inc. brings between their cover and their website...

Review: The Haunted

The Haunted "One Kill Wonder" (Earache) The slow crawl that brings this disk alive, named "Privation of Faith" gave me the chills I felt when I first heard Slayers "Seasons in the Abyss".  I wondered if...

Review: Corporation 187

Corporation 187 "Perfection In Pain" (Earache) You know the term 'genre filler'?  If not, I will explain.  When you create within a well marked out territory you run the risk of regurgitating what has...

Review: Mortiis

Mortiis "The Smell of Rain" (Earache) The evil troll returns. What an image Mortiis has. And he creates the music to match. Mortiis writes and records most the music, but has a few musicians to round...

Review: Deicide

Deicide "Scars of the Crucifix" (Earache) (Review narrated in a throaty, rumbling, gargling Death Metal roar) I can'’t really tell you what they are talking about, but it’s HAAAAAARSH! Their last album...