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Review: Hate Eternal “I, Monarch” [Earache Records]

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Hate Eternal don’t exactly play music that could be described as welcoming. This sounds like what be going on at the center of the Earth, at its molten ...
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Review: Candlemass “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” [Black Dragon Records]

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Few albums are actually as essential to a genre as they implicitly claim. Most seminal records help push the boundaries of their time and reveal uncharted territory for ...
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Review: Decembre Noir “The Renaissance Of Hope” [Lifeforce Records]

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With an epic feel and spacious atmosphere, Decembre Noir craft a unique sound with their newest release, The Renaissance of Hope. Emotional depth and heavy grooves mingle together ...
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Review: Awaken “Out Of The Shadows” [Pure Steel Records]

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This year the music records Pure Steel has re-issued the double album “Out Of The Shadows” from American progressive metal band Awaken, which they released by themselves in ...
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Review: Soulburn “Noa’s D’ark” [Century Media Records]

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After four years of silence the long-awaited album “Noa’s D’ark” from Dutch legends Soulburn is released via Century Media, offering almost an hour of juicy and gloomy heaviness. ...
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Review: Nahemia “AR-CAOSAJI” [Misanthropic Assault Productions]

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The Polish black metal band Nahemia, currently based in England, this year has released their first ever full-length album “Ar-Caosaji” through the independent music label Misanthropic Assault Productions, ...
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Review: Chimaira “The Impossibility of Reason” [Roadrunner Records]

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I’m a little sorry for that review title, it’s a bit of a bitch move admittedly, but hear me out on this. Originally groove/nu-metal band Chimaira’s metamorphosis is ...
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Review: Dark Angel “Darkness Descends” [Combat Records]

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Dark Angel are one of the lesser known yet recognized influential bands among death metallers like Cannibal Corpse (Alex Webster mentioning them as a direct influence) and it’s apparent ...
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Review: Danzig “Sings Elvis” [Cleopatra, Evilive]

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Poor Elvis. Had a piece of shit manager that gambled all his money, got into shitty movies, started doing drugs, got ridiculously fat, started wearing onesies, got fatter ...
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Review: Cynabare Urne “Obsidian Daggers and Cinnabar Skulls” [Helter Skelter / Regain]

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With an exciting take on the blackened death metal genre, Finland’s Cynabare Urne hit the mark on their latest release. As raw and aggressive a release as there ...
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Review: Carcass “Despicable” [Nuclear Blast Records]

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Well, admittedly this is not a difficult review but it is a complicated review, let me explain. Let’s start off by saying the metal scene is probably split ...
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Review: Evil Incarnate “Depopulation Agenda” [Bestial Burst]

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Ready for some evil and angry death metal? Because this is what this album is all about. It’s a really fun piece of simply angry and really heavy ...
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Review: Emperor “Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk” [Candlelight Records]

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So there’s this band called Emperor. And on this album, they play a brand of music that could well be described as “imperial sounding” black metal and as ...
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Review: Sólstafir “Endless Twilight of Codependent Love” [Season of Mist]

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This is a nice trip through emotions and musical styles and moods. Listen as the songs flow and just let all your emotions out. This is kind of ...
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Review: Amon Amarth “Once Sent from the Golden Hall” [Metal Blade Records]

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Amon Amarth are difficult to label with just one term. There’s a definite element of death metal in the music, yet simply calling them “death metal” would be ...
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Review: Massacre “From Beyond” [Earache Records]

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Massacre prove brutal death metal was an achievable sound way back in 1991, albeit brutal death in its archaic form with no blast beats and drums still very ...
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Review: Those Who Bring the Torture “Dark Chapters” [Iron, Blood and Death Corporation]

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“Dark Chapters” is the seventh full-length album from the Swedish metalheads Those Who Bring The Torture, and it was released this autumn via Iron, Blood and Death Corporation. ...
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Review: GARGOYL “Gargoyl” [Season of Mist]

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This year the young American-Canadian band Gargoyl has released their first self-titled album “Gargoyl” through the iconic label Season of Mist. More than year ago they have teased ...
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Review: GATECLOSER “From The Wasteland” [Sliptrick records]

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Let’s have some adventures in the wasteland. We’ll travel in the company of this very interesting new band and all their stories. From the intro, you know that ...
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Review: Corrosion of Conformity “Blind” [Relativity Records]

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The cool thing about the 90’s was bands didn’t have to all sound the same, as the metal influences brewed over the past 80’s decade offered a wide ...
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