RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

When it comes to music, first and foremost I am a metalhead – and that will always remain true, I expect up to the very end.  Continue reading “RAMAGE INC. ‘Under The Skin’ Album Review & Stream”

100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Just how much can two men, one a vocalist / drummer (DJ Riddick) and the other, a guitarist (Paul Joseph), do between the two of them? Continue reading “100 WATT VIPERS ‘Holy Water’ Album Review & Stream”

Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018

(By Brian Halsey, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

Calendars are for chumps. They are Hallmark’s way of trying to civilize the savage nature out of human beings. I don’t need an overpriced, glossy finished, stock photo of some assjack in a scarf to tell me when it’s Fall.    Continue reading “Halsey’s Rogue Reviews – October 2018”

MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream

(By Kaleb Alexander, Guest Contributor, RiffRelevant.com)

At first glance, casual onlookers would assume the Swiss duo Majesty of Silence to one among hordes of redundant cookie-cutter black metal outfits.   Continue reading “MAJESTY OF SILENCE ‘Zur Dunkel Für Das Licht’ Album Review & Stream”

MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

When it comes to atmospheric doom metal, Illinois’ MINSK are unquestionably one of the genre’s more profound entities. Continue reading “MINSK / ZATOKREV ‘Bigod’ Split Review & Stream; EU Tour Nears”

VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Nearly two years ago, when rumors first began to surface about a collaboration between legendary metal guitarist Dan Lorenzo (Hades, Non-Fiction, The Cursed) and Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan “Opposition” Jochum, no one knew what to expect. Continue reading “VESSEL OF LIGHT ‘Woodshed’ Album Review & Stream”

CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Can you even begin to imagine what a band that seemed like an unholy amalgamation of Ministry, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and Wendy O. Williams / The Plasmatics would sound like? Continue reading “CAPTAIN CONTROL ‘Be Prepared’ EP Review & Stream”

DRUGLORD ‘New Day Dying’ Album Review & Stream


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

Eight years into the ongoing, under-construction building of their underground musical legacy, RVA (Richmond, VA.) act of abrasion, DRUGLORD, return with an all new album release. Continue reading “DRUGLORD ‘New Day Dying’ Album Review & Stream”

ENEMY INSIDE ‘Phoenix’ Album Review; Official Videos

(By Kira Schlechter, Staff Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

When musicians reach out to writers with their work, they are, of course, taking a chance. Will they like it? Will they… well, not? Continue reading “ENEMY INSIDE ‘Phoenix’ Album Review; Official Videos”

ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

I am someone that obviously enjoys a kick ass rock band, especially one that unleashes an album that absolutely impresses me right from the start.    Continue reading “ORBITAL JUNCTION S/T EP Review & Stream; U.K. Tour Dates”

FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

By this time, it is an obvious observation that the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. has birthed a genre of metal that’s pretty much exclusive to the region. Continue reading “FLOOD PEAK ‘Plagued By Sufferers’ Album Review & Stream”

CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

From Urbana, Illinois comes what appears to be the first official recorded offering from CRYSTAL WARLOCK, the ‘Gamma Trip‘ EP. Continue reading “CRYSTAL WARLOCK ‘Gamma Trip’ EP Review & Stream [NYP Item]”

STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

The Parisian power trio STARMONGER are back with the ‘Revelation III‘ EP, the third installment of their ongoing trilogy of Revelation releases. Continue reading “STARMONGER ‘Revelation III’ EP Review & Stream”

MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video


(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)

It has been almost a year since I tackled reviewing last year’s release from MISCONDUCTERS, ‘Pariah‘, [HERE] at Riff RelevantContinue reading “MISCONDUCTERS ‘Reanimated’ EP Review; New Lyric Video”

PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’ Review + Official Videos; EU Tour w/ RIOT & EXISTANCE Nears

(By Kira Schlechter, Guest Contributor/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

After 21 years, PRIMAL FEAR has pretty much gotten it down. With their 12th album, the Frontiers Music Srl. issued “Apocalypse,” they solidify their place in the pantheon of German power metal. Continue reading “PRIMAL FEAR ‘Apocalypse’ Review + Official Videos; EU Tour w/ RIOT & EXISTANCE Nears”