hour of penance

Album Review: HOUR OF PENANCE Cast the First Stone

Posted by | February 10, 2017

When death metal began in the 80's, it was fresh and innovative. Fast forward to today and I feel as though tolerance has left metalheads wanting more than fast riffs, death growls, and blast beats. Luckily, the tree of death metal grew branches to cater for listeners craving heavy music that pushed the boundaries technically. And while the existence of technical death metal certainly isn't new, I feel that it also holds the same rules of tolerance and a need for progression in the constant dynamics of the metal community.

| February 10, 2017

Album Review: HAMMERFALL Built to Last

Posted by | October 27, 2016

Whether you think positively or negatively about Hammerfall, the Swedes have to be respected for being one of the initial bands to break heavy metal from the doldrums created by the music industry’s obsession with finding the next Kurt Cobain and trying to replicate and extend the success of grunge back in the 90s. Ten albums in and things aren't so sunny.

| October 27, 2016