2021

Album Review: Hannes Grossmann – “To Where The Light Retreats” 8.3 (Prog Death)

Going into this record, I knew there was no way I wasn’t going to love it. The reason for that comes in knowing who Hannes Grossmann is, and if somehow you don’t, let me tell you! Hannes Grossmann is a legendary death metal drummer, having been a part of Necrophagist, Obscura, Hate Eternal, and Triptykon to name a few. He also has some great production credits under his belt, like the last Gomorrah album, or most recently, the fantastic new Mother Of All album. With a pedigree that stacked, my expectations are always sky high for his work. […]

2021

Album Review: Muscle Vest – “Live Laugh Loathe” 8/10 (Noise Rock)

Have you got 12 minutes? That’s all Muscle Vest ask for with Live Laugh Loathe. Less actually. The brilliantly titled second EP from the London-based noise rockers definitely doesn’t mess about. It follows their 2020 debut Human Resources, and picks up with much of the same raucous and angular noise rock heard on that record. Unsurprisingly then, if you like bands like The Jesus Lizard, Pissed Jeans and USA Nails, this is the one for you. […]

2021

Album Review: Tumultuous Ruin – “Demo II” – 7.5/10 (RABM)

Tumultuous Ruin has been on my radar as one to watch for a bit now. After the powerful single that was “Trigger Resistance” and the first demo, I was looking forward to seeing what this one-man powerhouse would bring us next. Demo II went above and beyond my expectations, outshining the previous work (which was already fantastic) and showing what a force of nature this band is. I have no doubt that when they drop their first full-length, it will be an instant hit in the black metal community. […]

2021

Album Review: Param-Nesia – “Aspect of Creation” 6.9/10 (Melo Death)

There’s something in the water in Vancouver. It’s produced some phenomenal bands, especially of the metal variety in the last couple decades. Top names to come out of the city include Archspire, Unleash the Archers, Strapping Young Lad/Devin Townshend, and 3 Inches of Blood. Something about the city and its music scene makes it an ideal forge for talented and iconic metal bands. Param-Nesia, the subject of today’s review, is no exception. Let’s take a look at their sophomore effort, Aspect of Creation. […]