Album Review: Eternal Crypt – Loneliness of the Wolf

Yep, you guessed it. Here comes another new Rochester band I absolutely love. Zane Knight (Gates of Paradox) has been conspiring deep within the confines of his dismal, dark, presumably moist lair, known as “Knight in a High Tower” Studios, for apparently years, to bring us a band called Eternal Crypt. Their debut album is … More Album Review: Eternal Crypt – Loneliness of the Wolf

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

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

Album Review: Ferus Din – The Great Dying

For fans of – Internationally: Windir, Korpiklaani, Wolves in the Throne Room, Dissection and others of the like. Locally: Ancalagon, Sertaline, Mavradoxa, Enthauptung, Hubris and others of the like. Ferus Din are one of the more powerfully unique bands to emerge from Western New York in the past few years. Between Buffalo and Rochester, various … More Album Review: Ferus Din – The Great Dying

Album Review: Begat the Nephilim – I: The Surreptitious Prophecy/ Mother of Blasphemy

This is a great band out of Southern New Hampshire we’ve been following for 4 years now. I shared the stage with them at Rockin’ Buffalo back in the summer of 2014 and haven’t looked back. They’re a perfect blend of black metal, symphonic death metal and melodic death metal in the same vein as … More Album Review: Begat the Nephilim – I: The Surreptitious Prophecy/ Mother of Blasphemy