Sepultura – Nation

Reviewed: March 2001 Released: 2001, Roadrunner RecordsRating: 1.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Face it, this band will never release ARISE part two. Despite that, not only has the music changed, so seemingly has the band’s musical talent! Where are the solos? Where is the thrash-like riffing? Man, has this band ever gone…

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Narnia – Desert Land

Reviewed: March 2001 Released: 2001, Nuclear BlastRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Neo-classical melodic metal describes this Swedish outfit. This band is a Christian metal band and yes they have a Christian message in their lyrics. However, this is not childlike drivel like “Jesus, Jesus, you are the one for me!” It’s…

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Gandalf – Rock Hell

Reviewed: March 2001 Released: 2001, Wicked WorldRating: 4.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG Finland’s Gandalf finally return with ROCK HELL, a death-rock masterpiece of unholy proportions. I loved Gandalf’s first full-length, DEADLY FAIRYTALES, but after several listens I believe this one outdoes its predecessor. The band has grown musically since their last album…

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Iron Fire – On The Edge

Reviewed: March 2001 Released: 2001, Noise RecordsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG This band undeservedly took some crap for their last album because people viewed it as un-original and copying bands like HammerFall and Helloween. The comparison was founded but the criticism, I thought, was unfounded. Sure these bands influenced them but…

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Hanker – Snakes and Ladders

Reviewed: March 2001 Released: 2000, Metal Disk RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG From amidst what is becoming Canada’s heavy metal hotspot (Quebec) comes Hanker with their new CD SNAKES AND LADDERS. This release, Hanker’s third, was delayed for what seemed forever considering this was recorded at Phase One Recording Studios, Toronto,…

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