Skyclad – A Burnt Offering from the Bone Idol (1992)

On a recent episode of Banger TV they discussed the Top 10 or so "essential" Folk Metal albums and right off the bat decided that Skyclad's first album The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth to be the genre legend, meaning that this... Continue Reading →

Solitude Aeturnus – Downfall (1996)

I've always thought of Solutide Aeturnus as the heavier, American version of Candlemass, and maybe that's because I heard vocalist Robert Lowe's amazing vocals first on Candlemasse's Death Magic Doom album (one of my favorites of the band) before I'd even heard of... Continue Reading →

Manilla Road – Out of the Abyss (1988)

Holy fuck! Is this really the first time I've reviewed Manilla Road on this blog? It fucking can't be. It is. That's fucking nuts. Manilla Road, for those who don't know, are kind of the perfect band for this blog.... Continue Reading →

The Storyteller – The Storyteller (2000)

My buddy and metal guru Ben Smasher suggested that I should take a look at all the releases from No Fashion Records. While glancing through their release list, of which they have many of not only my favorite Swedish albums... Continue Reading →

White Skull – Public Glory, Secret Agony (2000)

Hey, howsabouts we stick with Italian power metal for another day? Good. Now on the other side of the power metal coin from yesterday's Kaledon review we have White Skull's Public Glory, Secret Agony album from 2000. Whereas Kaledon were a bit... Continue Reading →

Kaledon – Carnagus: Emperor of the Darkness (2017)

2017 has been fairly well represented by all the major metal genres, at least enough to my liking. Death, black, thrash, doom, have all produced some amazing and awe-inspiring albums that are all determined to make this year's year end... Continue Reading →

Procession – To Reap Heavens Apart (2013)

Sometimes a well written, impeccably performed, and insanely epic traditional doom metal album is all I want to hear. It usually falls on Candlemass', Atlantean Kodex's, or While Heaven Wept's shoulders to satiate me when I'm in these moods but... Continue Reading →

Royal Hunt – Paradox (1997)

Usually when I stumble on to those "under rated" power metal lists I usually at least recognize the bands, whether visually or by name or I've already heard their music. Royal Hun was one of the bands I'd not ever... Continue Reading →

Aes Dana – Formors (2005)

I couple weeks ago I never would have guessed that France, of all fucking places, would not only have produced one of the best folk/black metal albums I've ever heard, but that they also contain a group of musicians sprawling... Continue Reading →

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