Category: Music Reviews

Danzig: Danzig (1988) Anniversary Review – By Baron Craze

Danzig’s self-titled 1988 release of ‘Danzig’ featuring a white cow-skull cover art, came from Glenn Danzig, an underground artist with a large following from the horror-punks The Misfits, then the gothic rockers Samhain, now marking its 30-anniversary. Danzig’s debut set a new benchmark for him, first a professional production, and his vocal style marrying metal…


Provocator – Satan Chaos Blood and Terror (2018) Music Review – By Baron Craze

Provocator is another Hellscream project (other bands Bleeding Fist and Chains) that started in 2013, with Chaos Metal in Slovenia, continues to spew, blasphemous raw black metal thoroughly in one’s face released Satan, Chaos, Blood and Terror on February 23rd, 2018 from Moribund Records. This style clearly not for all fans of the black metal genre,…


Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses (25th Anniversary) Review – By Baron Craze

Peter Steele’s favorite avenue for venting rage humbly started heavily rooted in the politically incorrect thrash band Carnivore, and it carried over to the new creation Type O Negative. This band emerged two sexist and over-the-top weirdness albums “Slow, Deep, and Hard” and canned live “Origin of the Feces” which offended quite a few individuals, but…


Necrodeath: The Age of Dead Christ Review – By Baron Craze

An Italian black metal band, Necrodeath, likely the first extreme from the region released their latest album, The Age of Dead Christ, on March 9, 2018 from Scarlet Records, hence their eleventh record also available as a vinyl version on Terror from Hell Records. This band originally formed under Ghostrider and then released their first album “Into the…


Slayer: South of Heaven (1988) Retro Review – By Baron Craze

Slayer fans were still enjoying and blasting the fastest neck hurting thrash record, likely at the time, entitled ‘Reign in Blood’ (1986) [my favorite track ‘Raining Blood’], however, a major switch started a different tempo, not quite slower but a new path for the next album ‘South of Heaven’, originally released on July 5, 1988. This effort established…


Infernal Legion: Under the Cloven Hoof (2018) Music Review – By Baron Craze

After a seven year break the band Infernal Legion returns  with their fourth album entitled “Under The Cloven Hoof” on the Moribund Records label and released it on February 23rd, 2018 . They delivered a classic death and thrash full onslaught for the listeners to enjoy, at times mirroring the sound and style of Dissection, Overkill…


The Ghastly Ones: A-Haunting We Will Go-Go (1998) Retro Music Review – By Baron Craze

Now, time to venture down  an offbeat path, with a band called The Ghastly Ones, likely most people never heard of this band or their style of music, but this month marks the 20th Anniversary of the release of “A-Haunting We Will Go-Go”. They emerged from Van Nuys, California, to some from the grave, playing a…


PACT: Enigmata (2018) Music Review – By Baron Craze

When it comes to the subgenre of black metal often enough a wide chasm exists, filled with bands mixing both death and speed metal however some venture into a more sinister role, such is the case with the band PACT. They incorporate strong occult themes, though not a black mass, a few bands hint in…


Cradle of Filth: Cruelty and the Beast (1998) Retro Music Review – By Baron Craze

On May 5, Cradle of Filth’s Cruelty and the Beast album celebrated its 20th anniversary originally released by the label Music for Nations, its third full-length release from them, which provided a small window for fans to explore both gothic and black metal. Although CoF never truly had set a genre stretching from Death to Symphonic…


Cadaver Putrefacto: La Maldicion Del Zombie Errante (2017) Music Review – By Baron Craze

This definitely is not for those who dislike Death Metal, this subgenre takes a unique position with the metal realm, but with music expanding in every direction and worldwide, a new creation came from Argentinian its Cadaver Putrefacto. They reformed in 2015 after some time of nothingness, releasing a demo in 2016 and then released…