Shadowmaster – Shadowmaster (Review)

ShadowmasterShadowmaster are a Swedish doom/sludge metal band and this is their debut album.

Now this is the stuff. This is brooding and monolithic doom metal, a whopping 66 minutes of it in fact. Continue reading

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Hammerfall – Glory to the Brave – 20 Year Anniversary Edition (Review)

HammerfallHammerfall are a veteran Swedish heavy/power metal band and this is the 20-year anniversary edition of their 1997 debut album.

This package features a remastered version of the classic album that started the Hammerfall legend. Additionally, there’s a Stormwitch cover, a radio edit of the title track, and six bonus live songs all taken from this album. There’s also a DVD available too, (but that falls outside of this review). Altogether it’s Continue reading

Perdition Winds – Transcendent Emptiness (Review)

Perdition WindsPerdition Winds are a black metal band from Finland and this is their second album.

Featuring members of Desolate Shrine, Lie in Ruins, Sargeist, and Corpsessed, this is the follow up to 2014’s enjoyable Aura of Suffering. Continue reading

Traffic Death – Dead End (Review)

Traffic DeathTraffic Death are a US crossover grind band and this is their second album.

This is raging thrashcore, taking thrash metal, hardcore, grindcore, and punk elements into consideration as it spends 24 minutes doing a bucketload of damage. Continue reading

Azziard – Metempsychose (Review)

AzziardAzziard are a black metal band from France and this is their third album.

Featuring ex-members of The Negation and Insain, this is 52 minutes of uncompromising black metal. It’s great to hear more from the band after their very enjoyable split with Nirnaeth, and I’m quite happy now that I have a full album of their material to absorb the negative vibes from. Continue reading