Album Review: Shadowborn- End of an Age

Rochester’s power metal powerhouse is back with a brand new EP. For those familiar or unfamiliar, Shadowborn are the artists formerly known as Age of Shadows. Under both names, they’ve been representing heavily European influenced power metal in Western New York. This new EP is hardly an exception; in fact, it’s an improvement. After years … More Album Review: Shadowborn- End of an Age

Show Review: Inanimate Existence – The Raw Dog Edition

In all my years going to shows, I’ve never seen a band “bottom out” the way Inanimate Existence did last night at Stamps. But don’t let my initial statement fool you. This story doesn’t end in failure and shame. It actually ends with a joyous victory and a very satisfying experience had by yours truly. … More Show Review: Inanimate Existence – The Raw Dog Edition

SHOTGUN INTERVIEW!: Joe Lamoureux (Nuclear Winter)

Happy 4th of July, readers! “Shotgun Interview!” is back and our next victim on the chopping block is our pal Joe from Nuclear Winter. Joe started the band a few years back and currently, they’re a true thrash authority in our area; smashing the competition by performing the genre with the expertise of those in … More SHOTGUN INTERVIEW!: Joe Lamoureux (Nuclear Winter)

Album Review: Halothane – A False Reality

This is an album I’ve been waiting for for a long, long time. Finally, a local band has encompassed all of my melodic death idols with their sound. Halothane of Rochester, NY are releasing their debut album A False Reality on September 8 at Bug Jar. As an album, A False Reality fuses together the styles pioneered by At … More Album Review: Halothane – A False Reality

ANOTHER PACKED ALL LOCAL SHOW: Abyance, Dilettante, The Impurity, Nuclear Winter

Usually my predictions for shows are pretty spot on. I can tell if a show is going to do well based on the work I see being put in by the bands and promoters and then of course, there’s the quality of the music to consider. In addition, a lack of competing events is also … More ANOTHER PACKED ALL LOCAL SHOW: Abyance, Dilettante, The Impurity, Nuclear Winter