Lucifer’s Hammer – The Trip (Review)

Lucifer's Hammer - The TripThis is the third album from Lucifer’s Hammer, a heavy metal band from Chile.

The Trip contains 32 minutes of traditional heavy metal. Continue reading “Lucifer’s Hammer – The Trip (Review)”

Witchseeker – Scene of the Wild (Review)

Witchseeker - Scene of the WildWitchseeker are a heavy/speed metal band from Singapore and this is their second album.

Just look at that album cover! How Metal is that? It sets the scene nicely, so prepare yourself for Scene of the Wild‘s 38 minutes of glorious true heavy metal. Continue reading “Witchseeker – Scene of the Wild (Review)”

Funeral Storm – Arcane Mysteries (Review)

Funeral Storm - Arcane MysteriesFuneral Storm are a Greek black metal band and this is their debut album.

Funeral Storm channel early second wave energies into 42 minutes of occult black metal. Yes, Rotting Christ are the obvious name to drop, but there’s also a Varathron cover here, which should give you further indication of the band’s influences. Continue reading “Funeral Storm – Arcane Mysteries (Review)”

Destroyer of Light – Mors Aeterna (Review)

Destroyer of Light - Mors AeternaThis is the third album from US doom metal band Destroyer of Light.

I really liked 2018’s Hopeless, and really wanted that EP to be the herald of good things for their next album. It turns out that it was, and Mors Aeterna is just as good, if not better, than I was hoping for. Continue reading “Destroyer of Light – Mors Aeterna (Review)”

Striker – Play to Win (Review)

Striker - Play to WinStriker are a Canadian heavy metal band and this is their sixth album.

I really like Striker. Simple, effective, well-written, and catchy as Hell, their music is just so timelessly appealing and pleasurable to listen to. That’s basically how I feel whenever I give 2017’s Striker a spin, but the same can be said, (and I am saying it), about Play to Win. Continue reading “Striker – Play to Win (Review)”

Silver Talon – Becoming a Demon (Review)

Silver Talon - Becoming a DemonThis is the debut EP/mini-album from US heavy metallers Silver Talon.

Do you remember Spellcaster? You should do – Night Hides the World was a great record. Why do I bring it up here? Only because Silver Talon features these same talented gentlemen producing some very tasty new music for us to lap up. Continue reading “Silver Talon – Becoming a Demon (Review)”

Rebel Wizard – Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response (Review)

Rebel WizardThis is the second album from Australian one man blackened heavy metal band Rebel Wizard.

I like Rebel Wizard, (see here and here). Mixing together a personable and charismatic blend of black, thrash, and heavy metal, Rebel Wizard’s music is harsh, underground, fuzzed out, and lethally effective. Continue reading “Rebel Wizard – Voluptuous Worship of Rapture and Response (Review)”

Lycanthro – Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Review)

LycanthroLycanthro are a Canadian heavy/power metal band and this is their latest EP.

On the longer side for a four-track EP, (33 minutes), Lycanthro deliver an epic mix of power and heavy metal, with an earthy, natural character and plenty of metallic clout. Continue reading “Lycanthro – Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Review)”

Lucifer’s Chalice – The Pact (Review)

Lucifer's ChaliceLucifer’s Chalice are a heavy metal band from the UK and this is their debut album.

Featuring members and ex-members of bands such as Uncoffined and Horrified, this is a somewhat different proposition. Lucifer’s Chalice play a mix of classic heavy metal and traditional doom metal, with epic-length songs and strong vibes of days gone past. Continue reading “Lucifer’s Chalice – The Pact (Review)”