Metal Inquisitor ‘Ultima Ratio Regis’

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Alright, so the singer sounds like the offspring of John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats and Charles Nelson Reilly doing an impersonation of Accept’s Udo Dirkschneider, but fuck it, it works. At least when the […]

The Dead Space ‘Faker’

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I’ve been waiting for this one ever since I saw The Dead Space fucking crush it at Trailer Space Records one sunny afternoon during this year’s SXSW. Apparently the band had already been around for […]

Dark Forest ‘The Awakening’

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The rockin’ good folks at Cruz del Sur Music know a thing or two about releasing damned fine albums by retro-minded metalheads like Pharaoh, Slough Feg, Pagan Altar, and new los grillos favorite Darkest Era […]

Peter Murphy ‘Lion’

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The godfather of goth shows up with a crushing fucking album to remind all the current crop of goth and post-punk and no wave and cold wave and whatever-the-fuck wave revivalists why he remains such […]

BattleroaR ‘Blood of Legends’

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Though I’m not necessarlily all in for the name BattleRoaR, I suppose it’s not any worse than, say, Manowar. And like Manowar, it’s a name that lays it all out there, saying pretty much exactly […]