Category: Album Review

The Sleeve’s Top Albums of ’21

Another year…and another year of Covid. Album releases were at least more plentiful than last year due to touring coming back, especially in the later part of 2021, but there are still bands sitting on albums waiting till they deem it completely safe to tour. The trends for me this year seemed to be melodic...

Album in Review: IMMORTAL GUARDIAN -Psychosomatic

The biggest surprise of the year for me was the power metal powerhouse IMMORTAL GUARDIAN’s new release “Psychosomatic.” Not because given their track record it was a surprise that it was gonna be good, it’s just that besides early HELLOWEEN and mid-period STRATOVARIUS I don’t really listen to power metal anymore.  I find most of...

Interviews from the Pit: Basilica

Oh yes, it is that time again my friends. Time for another interview from the pit! This time around, fellow contributor Scott Coonan and myself got to sit down for a beer and some great hangs with North Carolina Thrashcore powerhouse Basilica. The band released an absolutely mind-blowing debut full length back in February and...

Enter the Collateral Dimension: A Coexistence Album Review

Italy: a beautiful country rich in culture, cuisine, and ironically some of the most intense, near-offensively brutal death metal to hit our ear holes and warm our thick metallic blood. Hour of Penance, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hideous Divinity, Vomit the Soul, all of which have put Italy on the map as a hot-spot for extreme hyper-blasting...

Nuklearth: Cytotoxin Does it Again

It’s almost getting hard not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of albums coming out in succession, especially if you’re like me and find appreciation in way too many sub-sects of sub-genres of music. Can you blame people like us though? There’s so much to get lost in and an equally ineffable amount of opportunities...