Dane Prokofiev

8 / 10

Improvement. Lots and lots of it. That is how one could briefly describe these Californian deathcore titans' latest studio effort, Die Without Hope.…
By on Feb 02, 2014

5 / 10

Self-titled albums are almost always never a good sign, and with the release of Satyricon’s ninth full-length album, this tenet is proven correct onc…
By on Sep 04, 2013

6 / 10

There is nothing fluffy to be said about the sixth and upcoming new studio album from American metalcore veterans Norma Jean - it’s simply straight-u…
By on Jul 19, 2013

7 / 10

"SIX, SIX, SIX PARTY WITH THE DEVIL, BITCH!" This is seriously a line that vocalist Chris "Fronz" Fronzak belts out with no shame at all numerous tim…
By on Jun 21, 2013

8 / 10

Continuing their tradition of making intense and melodic metal, Soilwork serves up an excellent packet of sugar-free ear candy this time round; the s…
By on Jun 09, 2013

8 / 10

The guys who institutionalized the swamp as being a legitimate geographic feature to sing about in metal music are back with their seventh studio alb…
By on Jun 04, 2013

6 / 10

They are already on their ninth studio outing, and as with many big-name extreme metal acts, this New York death metal squad has proven to be a relia…
By on Jun 04, 2013

9 / 10

Fire up your home heaters and stock up on necessities. Bring the dogs and cats in and shutter your windows. Make sure you have enough food and water…
By on Feb 08, 2013

8.9 / 10

Switzerland’s leading folk metal band, Eluveitie, have released a must-buy compilation album. Not many bands release compilation records worth hewing…
By on Sep 14, 2012

7 / 10

Metallica favorites Mnemic are back with their fifth consecutive studio album for Nuclear Blast, Mnemesis. The Danish modern metal quintet are still…
By on Aug 13, 2012

4 / 10

The North Carolina metalcore outfit A Hero A Fake is back with their third studio album, and its disappointments far outweigh its pleasant bits. List…
By on Jul 17, 2012
If your dad were a rockstar, what would you want to do for a living? You are not constrained by the budgetary and job squeeze concerns in today’s unp…
By on May 17, 2012
Even in the largely-ignored-by-mainstream-press realm of extreme metal, certain bands have gone through what major bands frequently experience: that…
By on May 02, 2012

6 / 10

You know when a band has one of their songs appear in the Guitar Hero/Rock Band song list, that they're a group no metal purist/elitist will want any…
By on Apr 28, 2012
In light of the release of Exumer's third studio album, and first in over 25 years, I caught up with frontman and vocalist Mem Von Stein to discuss a…
By on Apr 20, 2012
Some bands never got what they deserved during their time. In the '80s, when the thrash metal movement was spreading its hard-livin', no-fucks-given…
By on Apr 10, 2012

9 / 10

The bass guitar has become more prominent in progressive metal. From the latest Cynic EP to the latest Opeth album, it has finally spoken up and made…
By on Feb 09, 2012

7.5 / 10

Finally, a drone metal band that doesn’t literally give me a headache. Seattle’s drone stalwarts Earth are back with the sequel to last year’s Angels…
By on Jan 24, 2012
Hellghast is probably one of the only real underground bands left in Singapore these days. Singapore herself may be an underground metal country sinc…
By on Jan 02, 2012
An open letter to Wilkinson High School, Principal’s Office. Dear Madam Potts, Hello, I am writing to inform you about my decision to transfer my son…
By on Nov 17, 2011

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