Heavy Metal


12 Years and 74 Lashes for Your Songs

"Metal is an escape. It encourages you to think for yourself, to say “no”, and to resist when others say “no” to you. That voice of resistance kind of awakened the beast in me."

Oxblood Forge – Decimator

A good heavy metal album whose devotion to the past might push some newcomers away.

Stone Mammoth – Stone Mammoth

An above-average debut

DayGlo Mourning – Dead Star

A decent doom metal album with shades of rock levity... that could have been so much more

Gore – Revanche

Over twenty years after breaking up, the storied Dutch group of Gore have returned to correct what the press release for Revanche describes as...

Fifth Angel – The Third Secret

It's been almost thirty years since the Seattle group of Fifth Angel released their last album, 1989's Time Will Tell. Among the many other...

Hammer King – Poseidon Will Carry Us Home

Kicking off with a short shuffle of percussion into the lead guitar riff, the title track of Poseidon Will Carry Us Home opens the...

Ross the Boss – By Blood Sworn

Hailing right out of a culture of Dio adoration, Ross the Boss' new album features all the wails, falsetto, and retro heavy metal that...

Armored Dawn – Barbarians in Black

Following up on their 2016 debut LP, Power of Warrior, the Brazilian six-piece of Armored Dawn have made quick turn-around for their sophomore album,...

Crystal Viper – Queen of the Witches

Though it hasn't been that long since their last album, fans of Crystal Viper who paid close attention to events within the band were...


The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

Get Ready for Wacken 2023

Get ready to unleash your metal power because Wacken Open Air is back with a bang for its 2023 edition! Mark your calendars for...