UncutThis blend of Sabbath-inspired riffing, windswept chug and songs called things like 'Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians' has a neat shtick, no particularly awkward edges, and a vague sense of nostalgia for an adolescence maybe you never lived the first time out. [May 2008, p.107]
How scary/ridiculous the lyrics are is a matter of personal taste (or lack thereof), but it'd help if the production were more Scandinavian and less like, well, the Rocket from the Crypt rip-off band that singer/guitarist J.D. Cronise was in before he devoted his life to "Paranoid."
Q MagazineThere's not an original thought in the quartet's heads, giving them free reign to gleefully exhume the corpses of Black Sabbath and Kyuss with hulking riffs and bear-like voices. [Apr 2008, p.107]
MojoThe quartet's grandeur evokes Maiden and Priest with a hint of Thin Lizzy, yet they avoid European power metal's widdly overkill. [May 2008, p.109]
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
m2ewApr 9, 2008Old school metal is back to teach your ass a lesson.
RadicalTitintusApr 9, 2008Nice album, my ears still bleeding!
JackC.Apr 10, 2008This is harder and sharper than their first album. Very cool all the way round.
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