Category Archive: Compilation

Apr 07

Album Review: Various Artists – Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life

Various Artists
Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life
2014
Compilation
Rhino Entertainment
Heavy Metal

It has been 4 long years since the passing of Dio, and numerous tributes to the legendary voice of heavy metal have sprung up, with Jorn‘s album Dio being one of my personal favourites. This year see …

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Mar 14

Album Review: Tyrants Blood – Coven

Tyrants Blood - Coven

Tyrants Blood [Canada]
Coven
2014
Compilation
Tridroid Records
Black Metal

My interest in Tyrants Blood has once again been sparked with the recent encounter with their latest album, Into the Kingdom of Graves, perhaps their most polished and technical release to date. In keeping with the hype generated over the …

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Sep 17

Album Review: Pirosaint – Infected Brutality

Pirosaint - Infected Brutality

Pirosaint [Chile]
Infected Brutality
2013
Compilation
Digmetalworld Records
Death/Thrash Metal

While Chilean thrashers Pirosaint have been around since the late 80s, the band has not really gained much attention, and even after their relocation to New York in 2011 they have yet to release a single full length album, preferring …

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Jul 30

Album Review: Sargeist – The Rebirth of a Cursed Existence

Sargeist - The Rebirth of a Cursed Existence

Sargeist [Finland]
The Rebirth of a Cursed Existence
2013
Compilation
World Terror Committee
Black Metal

Shatraug’s diligence in putting out great releases in succession whether in bands like Horna or in his own project Sargeist is obvious, with each of the Sargeist releases being well-acclaimed black metal masterpieces in their own …

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May 19

Album Review: Impiety – Vengeance Hell Immemorial

Impiety - Vengeance Hell Immemorial

Impiety [Singapore]
Vengeance Hell Immemorial
2013
Compilation
Evil Dead Production/Hells Headbangers Records
Black/Death/Thrash Metal

I usually frown upon compilation releases, with such releases feeling like a label’s attempt to milk as much cash as possible from fans, and the only reasons for me to actually get a compilation release …

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