Black League Ichor

Everything about this, from the name to the liner notes, just reeks of "side project." Ex-members of Sentenced and Impaled Nazarene are in Black League. The sound is reminiscent of newer Sentenced; a melancholy metal meets annoying Hetfield-rock kinda thing. They do what they do well, and at times impress with their almost original sound and emotional lyrics. However, once this disc is over you probably won't be picking it up to spin again anytime soon. It's like, they're capable of some catchy metal rock, but so is Van Halen, you know? (Nuclear Blast)