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Review: Ols ”Widma” [Pagan Records]

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Multi-talented Polish solo artist Anna Maria Oskierko created Ols as an outlet for her haunting and holistic songs. While gentle in delivery, Ols’ ritualistic pagan prose makes for captivating ...
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Review: Annihilator ”Alice in Hell” [Roadrunner Records]

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Don’t look around the corner, it might be lurking there… Well, how to start a review about a not entirely undisputed classic? Alice in Hell, unlike many other ...
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Review: Annihilator ”Ballistic, Sadistic” [Silver Lining Music]

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Knight Jumps Queen, If You Know What I Mean… Jeff Waters doesn’t need too much of an introduction to those who feel home within the realm of thrash ...
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Review: Cro-Mags “From The Grave” [Victory Records]

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The crazy history of New York hardcore pioneers Cro Mags is one that is at times triumphant and definitely tumultuous but behind all the drama that has ensued ...
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Review: Lacuna Coil ”Black Anima” [Century Media Records]

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Erase. Rewind. Rebuild… I’ve not exactly been an active follower of Lacuna Coil since about the time when they kind of exploded onto the scene with the commercial ...
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Review: Cloak “The Burning Dawn“ [Season of Mist Records]

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A Fire Burning Bright… I’m gonna start off with a real burner (pun intended!) here: this is my favourite black metal release of the year 2019! Some of ...
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Review: 1349 ”The Infernal Pathway” [Season of Mist Records]

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As any Black Metal fan will tell you ‘Santa’ is an anagram of ‘Satan’ – and if anyone is seeking some yuletide engagement with the cloven-hoofed later in ...
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Review: DEATH WOLF “IV: Come The Dark” [Blooddawn Productions]

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It’s no mystery that Morgan Hakansson, the general of the Swedish panzer battalion Marduk is a huge Samhain/Danzig fan. For those who are not buying it, might want ...
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Review: Running Wild ”Crossing the Blades” [Steamhammer Records]

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Stay dead already! You know, there comes a time when the mourning passes, a moment when even the deepest wounds slowly start the healing process and we can ...
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Review: Gurthang ”Ascension” [Immortal Frost Productions]

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Polish punishment crew Gurthang have managed to shoehorn six albums in to the past decade, Ascension being the latest. Originally a solo project, things have since evolved to ...
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Review: Ice War “Manifest Destiny” [Dying Victims Productions]

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Fitting in with the traditional heavy metal revival bands, Ice War make a very stripped-down brand that only really scrapes from the bottom of the classic influences. Their ...
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Review: Herrschaft “Le Festin Du Lion” [Noires Productions]

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To see a genre so woefully unpopular truly invokes a sense of appreciation. This isn’t to suggest that an unpopular genre is objectively or even subjectively lacking positive ...
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Review: Opeth ”In Cauda Venenum” [Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Records]

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Few bands have evolved in quite the way Opeth have during their illustrious career. The one time darlings of the doom tinged death metal scene injected the kind ...
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