Nordahl’s Corner: Top albums of 2019

Hard to believe it’s already 2020, right? Seems like not that long ago, everyone was freaking out about Y2K and switching centuries. And yet here we are and I’m wondering how another 20 years has already blown by. Woah. So now is my chance to reflect a bit and celebrate my favorite music from the…

Album Review: H.E.A.T “II”

H.E.A.T is a band that technically should be able to be placed nicely into a genre among countless other bands. They are a rock band. A melodic rock band. A Swedish melodic rock band.  Yet still they somehow are just one of those bands that once you understand their capacity as songwriters and performers it…

Nick’s top albums of 2019

2019 was a pretty fucking great year for Metal Heads. We got new albums from Opeth, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Cattle Decapitation and Devin Townsend, amongst so many others. A year like that makes it difficult for someone like myself whom drowns himself in music to choose a top 10. Hell it was difficult to do what…

Album Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony

Review: Dream Ocean – Love Lost Symphony By Todd Naevestad   Coming originally out of Istanbul, Turkey, and now Germany, Dream Ocean is a young symphonic metal band presenting their first full length album, Love Lost Symphony. Featuring the vocals of mezzo-soprano Basak Ylva, the band has come a fair way to this release. Originally…

Damnation’s Corner: Album Reviews

Wilderun – Veil of Imagination When Death Metal Opeth hooks up with Dream Theater and Ensiferum’s Power Metal chanting, they have a beautiful baby named Wilderun. Veil of Imagination is the band’s third album and I don’t know about you, but if you are this good on your third album, I can’t wait to see…

Album Review: Wind Rose – Wintersaga

By Todd Naevestad Dwarven Metal. Sure, why not. And they’re Italian. Okay then. I was expecting Scottish, but here we are. Here’s the thing about any kind of media “gimmick”: if it lets them create something awesome, than I can’t complain. Goblinomicon has been around for a while and you can’t say that it’s just…

Album Review: Visions of Atlantis – Wanderers

By Todd Naevestad I love getting to write about Visions of Atlantis. It’s basically carte blanche for me to make as many bad sailing puns as I want in a piece. If that doesn’t just put the wind in your sails, I don’t know what will. Now, band line up changes can sometimes be cause…

Album Review: Cattle Decapitation – Death Atlas (2019)

The planet is on fire, the oceans are rising and we are roughly a decade away from a MAD MAX style existence where Thunderdome will be the only law. Meanwhile, Cattle Decapitation has reemerged from a four-year recording break with a new slab of *impossible* deathgrind.

Damnation’s Corner: Album Reviews

Welcome to a new feature of the magazine, Damnation’s Corner. Here we will be posting quick paragraph reviews of albums that have come out recently, or maybe even some that are due out soon. While putting out all our thoughts on an album is still going to happen, we felt the need to shorten some,…

Album Review: Leprous – Pitfalls

Typically, a quick background on a band is given to present context when publicly reviewing a new album. However, to bring up what Leprous has done in the past, to describe where they are currently seems genuinely ineffective in the case of Pitfalls.  What the new listener needs to know, is that Leprous is a…

Album Review: Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond the Terrorvortex

Review By: Todd Naevestad Gloryhammer has to be one of the dumbest bands that I’ve ever listened to. It’s like someone took Star Wars, He-Man, Dungeons & Dragons, and Space Dandy, threw it into a blender, snorted it, and rode that trip all the way to the other side of the multiverse. It’s madness. And…

Album Review: Exhumed – Horror

The New EXHUMED album is “A Legit Snacc” Horror is the self-described “stripped-down” new album from the esteemed gore metal band EXHUMED. Horror is an exercise in back to basics grinding death metal that also happens to be their most fun outing in years. If you are looking for the technical death metal of Anatomy…