Album Review: VARIOUS ARTISTS Metal Massacre 14

Posted by | April 7, 2016

Along with the two volumes of Metal for Muthas, the Metal Massacre series loom large over the history of heavy metal in the 1980's. Where Muthas was a short-lived showcase for UK artists dabbling in the freshly minted New Wave of British Heavy Metal genre, Metal Massacre enjoyed a much more extended stretch highlighting a variety of new sounds emerging (mostly) out of the US west coast.

| April 7, 2016

Album Review: OBITUARY Inked in Blood

Posted by | November 10, 2014

Obituary is releasing their latest moldering chunk of sonic grave-soil via Relapse Records. Entitled Inked in Blood, the new one began officially embalming Eustachian tubes on October 28th, 2014. As with any veteran band – and Obituary began way back in 1984 under the moniker Executioner – there will always be a degree of worry that current output will not be able to conjure the legendary magic of yore.

| November 10, 2014