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Tape Wyrm XLVII: Fallen Empire

Tape Wyrm XLVII: Fallen Empire

I have to do this. there is no way I can keep refreshing Fallen Empire’s page, stealing their material and recommending it to others without paying some due respect. Along with Dark Descent, Nuclear War Now, and Hells Headbanger, Fallen Empire has always a reliable distributor for soul scraping black...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm XLVI: Mid Year Review

Tape Wyrm XLVI: Mid Year Review

The middle of the year is important for anyone keeping track of best of the year albums. First of all, it gives people a chance to write down all of the albums that made a serious impression on them during the past six months. Secondly, it gives people a chance...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm XLV: Maryland Deathfest XI

Tape Wyrm XLV: Maryland Deathfest XI

Slowly We Rot I am terrible at show reviews. I have done a few in the past but have always felt strange doing so. I usually am struggling to find purpose. Whether to report or to reflect, my photography and journalistic skills have a few critical flaws. This maybe a...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm XLIV: Recent Releases

Tape Wyrm XLIV: Recent Releases

Concerning Ghost Alright, before we begin. I feel strange putting Ghost in an introduction when I can just as easily talk about it in a regular section. I feel this occult rock group is somehow not as new or not as recommendation worthy as the other selections. I find this...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm XLIII: In Defense of Glam

Tape Wyrm XLIII: In Defense of Glam

In Defense of Glam Glam metal, hair metal, pop metal, or metal-lite is an umbrella term of popular hard rock/heavy metal bands that released albums to massive success during the 1980’s. Supposedly the bands were the heavier counterpart to the glam rock bands of the early to mid 70’s. That...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm XLII: The Exquisite Death of Post Metal

Tape Wyrm XLII: The Exquisite Death of Post Metal

Atmospheric Sludge / Post Metal (1999-2002) I wanted to do a post metal article for a while. I also wanted to really find out what atmospheric sludge was and if it differed from post metal. Post metal, quite simply, is the combination of heavy metal and post rock. If you...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm XLI: New Black & Death Metal

Tape Wyrm XLI: New Black & Death Metal

I know, I know. I just did an article on Chinese black metal and here is another article on recent black and death metal. I told myself I needed to give myself a break and try something else. It’s like I tried to force harsh, dissonant metal out the door...

Review by Kaptain Carbon
Tape Wyrm XL: Pest Productions

Tape Wyrm XL: Pest Productions

Heavy Metal China ..and the swarm of atmospheric and depressive black metal. This article was originally suppose to be another Asian survey on the development of heavy metal outside the western commercial market. Much like my article on the New Wave of Indian Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal Singapore (1988-1996),...

Review by Kaptain Carbon