Category: Music Reviews

Mötley Crüe: Too Fast For Love (1981) Music Review – By Vincent Mento

I gotta say most readers clearly by now know the differences between Baron’s musical interests and mine, and some of our similarities, while I know he’s heard this album, and likely owns a copy of it, it was one of a few that gave me insight to the heavy metal genre some of the bands…


Dark Funeral: The Secrets of the Black Arts (1996) – By Baron Craze

This true classic black metal, and not intended for those new to the extreme genre, and while it was reissued in 2013 as a 2-disc CD, this review is purely about the original release from 1996 and was likely considered one of the best albums of the blackest intensities from Sweden. Although some criticize the…


Alice Cooper: Constrictor (1986) – By Baron Craze

The early eighties were heavily unkind to Alice Cooper, releasing four albums that which would have sunk other artists’ careers, he had struggled to survive the blackout drinking and the dismal and atrocious records Flush The Fashion (1980), Special Forces (1981), Zipper Catches Skin (1982), and Dada (1983); however he worked hard to regain his sobriety (still never…


Burning Witches: Dance with The Devil (2020) – By Baron Craze

The band formed in 2016 and clearly raising hell with a solid fanbase, hailing from Switzerland, returned with a new lead singer as Seraina Telli left in 2019, and as many know they released an EP entitled ‘Acoustic Sessions’ (2020) and then a full length album called ‘The Witch of the North’ (2021). This album is…


Morbid Angel: Covenant (1993) – By Baron Craze

Morbid Angel was such a great band, their first three albums captured some of the finest and thoroughly viciousness terms of playing style and vocals in regard to death metal subgenre with a firm nod to satanic image, which later transfers more to another death metal band Deicide. In fact, in the late 80s and…


Rush: Moving Pictures (1981) Music Review – By Vincent Mento

While I was born in the very early 70s my musical tastes were not affirmed until the 80s learning that not one single decade hones my ear for input, rather what the musicians create that captured my attention. There’s obviously The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, and plenty…


Mystic Prophecy: Metal Division (2020) Music Review – By Baron Craze

A cool feature of running a metal radio show such as Shredding Metal Beasts for the past 6-years (7 in August) is I get the opportunity to listen to a lot of bands, promoting so many of them, exploring tons of subgenres and crossovers it’s incredible, and while I’ve heard a track or two from…


Great White: Hooked (1991) Music Review – By Vincent Mento

I know that a lot of the music I like is probably not the taste of The Horror Times, however I continue to thank Baron for the permission to develop my own style, exploring the music fully. I’ll leave all that pure metal to his judgement, the reviews of Rock/Hard Rock I do is similar…


Alice Cooper: Love It to Death (1971) Music Review – By Baron Craze

Alice Cooper is favorite among horror and metal fans, and during his lengthy legendary career as both band and solo artist, he’s had many hit albums and somewhat forgettable ones too. Now 2021 marks 50-years since ‘Love It To Death’ (known as LITD, for the remainder of this review) was originally released in March of…


Shining: IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends (2015) – By Baron Craze

Quite honestly, I never had the pleasure of actually listening to Shining’s albums, I always sought to listen to the actual CD and rarity of a vinyl release, but decided to change that to embracing the MP3s this time found on Season of Mist’s Bandcamp page. While not asked by anyone to review this album…