Album Review: Caladan Brood – Echoes of Battle

Posted by on Mar Wed, 2015 in Album Review, Black Metal, New Releases

Album Review: Caladan Brood – Echoes of Battle

I am a huge fan of Steven Erikson’s Malazan series of fantasy books; they are the best high fantasy books ever written (I will brook no argument on this). So imagine my delight when I heard of Caladan Brood, a two man black metal band from Salt Lake City, Utah (of all places), whose music is inspired by the series. And when I say inspired, I mean it. Caladan Brood didn’t simply write lyrics vaguely … read...

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Album Review: Therion – Secret of the Runes

Posted by on Feb Mon, 2015 in Album Review, Cult Classics, Symphonic

Album Review: Therion – Secret of the Runes

  I am Mecha Shiva. Give me your Metal! Therion, if you haven’t heard of them, are an interesting phenomenon in metal; they are a band with an extremely eclectic style of metal that still have found success in the mainstream. I call it eclectic not because no-one’s heard of putting operatic vocals against the backdrop of metal, but rather because Therion don’t use the music as a backdrop to their singers. Rather, the music, … read...

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