Review: Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir "Death Cult Armageddon" (Nuclear Blast) Absolutely monstrous in its presentation and sound.  Gigantic orchestration makes every last crunchy guitar riff ring out with twice as much intensity...

Review: Raunchy

Raunchy "“Confusion Bay”" (Nuclear Blast) Sometimes you think you know what a disc will sound like and then you’re proven completely wrong when you actually hear it; Raunchy was like that for me. I...

Review: In Flames

In Flames "Soundtrack To Your Escape" (Nuclear Blast) The much-hailed In Flames return.  One of Sweden's many contributions to the contemporary metal scene, the band has seen much growth in the past few...

Review: The Defaced

The Defaced "Karma in Black" (Nuclear Blast) "Karma in Black"?  Oh, for fuck's sake, give me a fucking break.  What is that?  The title of some Middle School goth girls book of poetry?  The album...