Music Reviews

In-depth, thoughtful, well-written reviews of a broad spectrum of music. Everything from Rock-n-Roll, Heavy Metal, and Pop to Hip Hop and Blues is covered on Cryptic Rock Magazine.

August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem (Album Review)

Beloved Metal quintet August Burns Red returns on Friday, October 6, 2017 with their anticipated seventh studio album, Phantom Anthem, thanks to Fearless Records. For those unfamiliar with the backstory, August Burns Red formed back in 2003 in Amish paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A sleepy, rustic county in Southeastern ... Read More

Nocturnal Rites – Phoenix (Album Review)

Beginning in the mid 1990s, Sweden’s Nocturnal Rites built a worldwide following and established themselves comfortably within the Heavy Metal universe. Recognized by fans internationally, their first decade and a half saw the band go through several lineup changes but nothing could slow down Nocturnal Rites ... Read More