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Colin
I have been listening to metal since the age of... 14 or so. Besides music, I'm also interested in boxing, fitness, meeting new people and enjoy reading about a variety of topics.

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Review: Sigh “Infidel Art” [Cacophonous Records]

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Falling between the grim Scorn Defeat and the even stranger, mania of Hail Horror Hail, Infidel Art sees Sigh heading into a theatrical direction that had not been explored before. Now I’m not ...
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Review: Asgardsrei “End of the Night”

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”War is hell” William T. Sherman once said. Now the Asgardsrei crew might not have any war experience at all, but I’m sure that they’re aware of this ...
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Review: Payne’s Gray “Kadath Decoded”

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The idea of a progressive metal band that has more emphasis on adventurous arrangements than downright riffs sounds terrible on paper – fortunately this is where Payne’s Gray ...
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Review: Bolt Thrower “Those Once Loyal” [Metal Blade Records]

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Although I wasn’t listening to Bolt Thrower (or metal for that matter) by the time Those Once Loyal came out yet, I’m rather surprised by the amount of praise that ...
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Review: Anthem “Gypsy Ways” [Nexus]

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Perhaps Anthem were trying to gain (more) commercial success here, or perhaps they felt like relying more on the vocals than usual, but Gypsy Ways is the oddball in the ...
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Review: The Troops of Doom “The Rise of Heresy” [Blood Blast Distribution]

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While there’s certainly no shortage of thrash metal bands inspired by Sepultura, hearing The Troops of Doom’s The Rise of Heresy was an unexpected surprise for me. Formed by ex-Sepultura ...
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Review: Virgin Steele “The House of Atreus – Act II” [T&T Records]

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While David DeFeis’ ambitious perspective was an undeniable force that drove him forward during the 90’s, it would only be a matter of time before this would get ...
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Review: Crows “The Dying Race” [Century Media Records]

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It always fascinates me whenever I stumble upon a band that doesn’t represent the stereotypical ideas which a country has embraced. Take England’s Cloven Hoof for instance, which ...
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Review: Pyogenesis “Ignis Creatio” [Osmose Productions]

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Out of all the doom/death metal bands that have gone through drastic changes, Pyogenesis probably take the cake. Their transitional period was awkward as hell and what the ...
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Review: Desire “Infinity… A Timeless Journey Through an Emotional Dream” [Skyfall Records]

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How seriously Desire took themselves we may never know, but the silly nicknames of these guys crack me up and who could forget this album title? Pretentious nicknames ...
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Review: Septicflesh “Ophidian Wheel” [Holy Records]

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While the bizarre experimentation of Revolution DNA was still unthinkable of at this point and the mess called A Fallen Temple was yet to be created, I can’t ...
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Review: Katatonia “Jhva Elohim Meth… The Revival” [VIC Records]

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Although Dance of December Souls will forever be the emotional monolith that defined Katatonia’s early sound, there were in fact two other minor releases that weren’t too far ...
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Review: Mental Home “Vale” [Morbid Noizz Productions]

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After the confusing, yet ambitious Funeral Service demo, Mental Home had dropped their thrash-like nature and become melodic doom/death metal band instead. Sounds about fair, right? It’s just ...
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Review: Arch / Matheos “Sympathetic Resonance” [Metal Blade Records]

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Having John Arch back in business is a great thing, it really is – but what happens if his talents aren’t used properly and the orphan gypsy has ...
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Review: Dissolving of Prodigy “Lamentations of Innocents” [Sheer Records]

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Originating from Czechia, Dissolving of Prodigy were one of the first doom/death metal albums from the country. Yeah, I know, this doesn’t sound very exciting, but here’s an ...
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Review: Themgoroth “Gate to the Unknown…” [Morbid Noizz Productions]

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By the mid-90’s, black metal was all over the globe and while my knowledge of Polish black metal (or Polish metal in general for that matter) is fairly ...
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Review: Anthem “Tightrope” [Nexus]

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When it comes down to Japanese heavy metal, Loudness are probably the first band you’d think of and while that’s understandable, I’ve always preferred Anthem in terms of ...
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Review: Outworld “Promo 2008”

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Sometimes my curiosity gets the best of me and I’m often glad that it does. It made me want to try out this Chinese restaurant not too far ...
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Review: Outworld “Outworld” [Replica Records]

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As a progressive metal fan that prefers the earlier incarnation of the style that was brought to life by Fates Warning, it’s hard to find newer progressive metal ...
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Review: Mordor “Prayer to…” [Promus]

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During the 1990’s doom/death metal was all over the place in Europe, yet Poland is most likely not one of the countries you’d think of when it comes ...
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