Crowned By Fire

Look, we’ve had this conversation before and we’ve had it on these very pages.

- Crowned by Fire, who practically is one of the house bands here at this point, recorded and released a pretty solid video for "Witch in the Window," which has always reminded me a little of the riff from "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath." The horror-themed, sepia-toned video chases model Malice McMunn

Turisas

I have long theorized that music in general works in cycles of twenty to twenty-five years, and that what's old can continually be made new again, like doctoring up that potato salad for one last go-around.

Crowned By Fire's "Prone to Destroy" is an album that makes connections with all the touchstones of basic, straight up heavy metal. No flowery dalliances, no tangential expositions, no long, emotive complexities.