Music Archive

  • A Year’s Reflection On Katatonia

    A Year’s Reflection On Katatonia

    Katatonia was formed in Stockholm Sweden in 1991 by Anders Nystrom and Jonas Renkse. I was a late comer, having not heard them until 2009 and their 8th studio album Night Is The New Day. I would certainly have become a fan years before had I...

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  • My 30 Years as a Metal Head (part 3)

    My 30 Years as a Metal Head (part 3)

    I want to close out this series with a list. I’m a lists kind of guy, but in the end this is all about personal tastes. Also, I openly acknowledge that such a list may be for my enjoyment more than being helpful or perhaps...

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  • Album Review: Wayfaerer “In The Name Of Emptiness”

    Album Review: Wayfaerer “In The Name Of Emptiness”

    Ukraine-born, and long-time U.S. resident and citizen Alex Shalenko is a veteran in the American metal scene. I first met Alex years ago when he fronted his band Midgard in Colorado. What always has struck me about the guy is his pure, honest passion for...

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  • My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 2)

    My 30 Years as a Metalhead (Part 2)

    THE ALBUM THAT CHANGED MY LIFE 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s acclaimed, genre defining release of Master Of Puppets. This also comes with its recent induction into the Library Of Congress -the first metal album to achieve that. With that distinction alone I...

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  • Album Review: Last One Left by William Howard Hope Jr.

    Album Review: Last One Left by William Howard Hope Jr.

    Will was like a brother to me. Our friendship had its ups and downs over the years, but the adversity only made us stronger as we grew older. Will was a very private man and kept a lot of the details of his life to...

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  • Album Review: “Pale Communion” by Opeth

    Album Review: “Pale Communion” by Opeth

    For many years Opeth had been my favorite band, but since their last two studio releases, I can no longer say that. In fact, this new artistic path the band has been on removes them from my current favorite bands list. However, due to the...

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  • Album Review: “The Sinister Supremacy” by Darkane

    Album Review: “The Sinister Supremacy” by Darkane

    The Sinister Supremacy is Darkane’s sixth album and finds them coming full circle with the re-introduction of their first album vocalist Lawrence Mackrory. While Darkane has always had a mastery of their instruments and the art of thrash/melodic death metal, their vocal output has sometimes...

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  • Album Review: “Disarm The Descent” by Killswitch Engage

    Album Review: “Disarm The Descent” by Killswitch Engage

    Before some of you metal heads blow off this review because of the “metalcore” implications, don’t be stupid. Keep reading. While Killswitch may have helped create the genre, they are by far the best example of it. So much so that the metalcore tag applied...

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  • Album Review: “Endlessly In Motion” by Moth

    Album Review: “Endlessly In Motion” by Moth

    I have lived in Colorado for over 17 years and have seen a lot of metal bands come and go, including my own. I’ve known a small handful that never made it past the regional level or had full record label support, yet were as...

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  • Album Review: Silencer- “The Great Bear”

    Album Review: Silencer- “The Great Bear”

    Being a fan of a long-enduring band can often be a challenging task. In most cases it requires an open mind, and a willingness to evolve with the band as their music morphs through time. For a musician, inspiration and influences come and go, and...

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