Review: Winds

Winds "“The Imaginary Direction of Time”" (The End Records) Winds’ The Imaginary Direction of Time is characterized by its reoccurring sense of strings and piano intertwined with a rock/prog/metal...

Review: Age Of Silence

Age of Silence "Acceleration" (The End) Coming out of the Norwegian scene, Age of Silence plays on its strengths as dramatic power metal with a vocalist with a high range.  Liberal piano/keyboard adds a...

Review: Subterranean Masquerade

Subterranean Masquerade "“Temporary Psychotic State”" (The End Records) What can I say about Subterranean Masquerade’s Temporary Psychotic State that will sound commonplace?  How about this:  It’s...

Review: Schomolance

Scholomance "The Immortality Murder" (The End Records) This is a 2 CD set of incredibly innovative and highly ambitious technically proficient progressive metal with (get this) death metal vocals on the...

Review: Nightingale

Nightingale "Alive Again: The Breathing Shadow Part IV" (The End Records) With a pretentious title like "Alive Again: The Breathing Shadow Part IV" how can this album fail to please me in every which way...

Review: Dionysus

Dionysus "Sign of Truth" (The End Records) It's kind of like if a power metal band was heavily influenced by Queen's soundtrack for 1980's Flash Gordon.  People today watch the Dino De Laurentiis...

Review: Madder Mortem

Madder Mortem "Deadlands" (The End Records) Madder Mortem is not just another band in the Gothic metal tradition.  Yes, they are a Gothic metal band, but they are a band apart.  I should explain how,...

Review: Green Carnation

Green Carnation "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" (The End Records) My first impression of the band is that they have a massive CD booklet: six stapled sheets all two-sided and full color.  Where do these...

Review: Antimatter

Antimatter "Lights out" (The End Records) Fucking balls.  I'm sitting here, waiting, waiting for the goddamn album to get started.  I can't write a review on sparse piano playing and whispering can I?...

Review: Ulver

Ulver "A Quick Fix of Melancholy EP" (Jester / The End Records) Sometimes music defies classification and it just merely exists. You don't really know what the hell to think of it or how to describe it....