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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: Kreator “Coma of Souls” [Noise Records]

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One fascinating aspect that made many thrash metal bands great was their ability to evolve within a style that clearly has its limits. Sodom started with their outbreak ...
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Review: As Divine Grace “Romantic Beatitude of Faded Dawn” [Folter Records]

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What’s the deal with the dramatic side of doom/death metal and pretentious album titles? I’ve stumbled upon Desire’s Infinity… A Timeless Journey Through an Emotional Dream and Love History’s The Astral ...
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Review: Kreator “Extreme Aggression” [Noise Records]

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Generally, bands go through their classic phase as they often release a series of goodies before changing style or watering down by becoming shadows of their former selves. ...
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Review: In Grief “Echoes of Doom” [Ablaze Productions / Ripping Storm Records]

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Since In Grief’s An Eternity of Misery has recently come out, I decided to revisit the EP that I had heard years ago, but back then had quickly forgotten about. ...
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Review: Syrach “Silent Seas” [Autonomy Productions]

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Unlike several other countries, Norway’s contribution to the development of doom/death metal has been limited, but that did not mean that the country’s been without important figures. Bands ...
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Review: Pyogenesis “Waves of Erotasia” [Nuclear Blast]

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It’s easy to assume that doom/death metal bands lost it once they had settled for a lighter sound, regardless of the actual outcome. The unfortunate truth is that ...
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Review: Hypnosia “Extreme Hatred” [Hammerheart Records]

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I have a quick confession to make: my interest in post-90’s thrash metal is basically non-existent. That’s not to say that certain bands can’t play thrash metal properly, ...
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Review: Holocausto “Campo de Extermínio” [Cogumelo Records]

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There’s no denying that Brazil had a huge impact on the development of extreme metal and today’s topic Holocausto are yet another reminder of such. Their evolution may ...
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Review: Asphyx “The Rack” [Century Media Records]

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Long-lasting doom/death metal veterans Asphyx were one of the earliest bands from Holland that slowed the hell down once speeding up became the norm. Quickly joined by Martin ...
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Review: Thanatos “Realm of Ecstacy” [Shark Records]

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In order to survive, changing from thrash to death metal seemed like a logical step in the early 90’s, yet Thanatos would split up in the same year ...
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Review: God Dethroned “The Christhunt” [Shark Records]

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There’s no doubt that the Netherlands produced a huge amount of death metal during its heyday, yet bands such as God dethroned, Asphyx, Pestilence, Thanatos and Sinister proved ...
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Review: October Tide “A Thin Shell” [Candlelight Records]

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Some bands are best off as side-projects and in hindsight, October Tide are one of the best examples why. From the legendary Rain Without End to the already less-inspired Grey Dawn, ...
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Review: Sarcófago “The Laws of Scourge” [Cogumelo Records]

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It’s hard to imagine that this is the same band that caused havoc with I.N.R.I. some years prior. Now functioning as a much more dynamic band, Sarcofago unleashes everything that ...
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Review: Hooded Menace “The Tritonus Bell” [Season of Mist]

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Nowadays the fear of your favorite doom/death metal band turning into a gothic rock act is clearly irrational, as plenty of doom/death metal bands have been striving to ...
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Review: Dream Unending “Tide Turns Eternal” [20 Buck Spin]

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Is there really a thing such as ordinary doom/death metal? Regardless of the style’s stagnation (which arguably became notable in the early 00’s), I believe that most bands ...
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Review: Sadistik Exekution “The Magus” [Vampire Records]

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The world is about to end; no signs of redemption are in sight and mankind is doomed; at least, that comes to mind every time I spin Sadistik ...
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Review: Lord Bane “Age of Elegance” [Nordic Metal]

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The term progressive metal might have lost its clear meaning at this point, but once upon a time, there was a good chance that anything associated with it ...
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Review: Lacrimas Profundere “Memorandum” [Napalm Records]

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Lacrimas Profundere’s story isn’t an unfamiliar one; as they were yet one of those bands that ended up exchanging their melodic doom/death metal roots for an accessible gothic ...
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Review: Crystal Darkness “Ascend Saturnine Nebulae” [Red Snow]

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By the late 90’s, the better known doom/death metal bands had abandoned the paths of doom and while this must have been a disappointing period for many fans ...
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Review: Riot V “The Privilege of Power” [Epic Records]

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Whereas Thundersteel had put Riot back on the map with its unexpected take on speed/power metal, The Privilege of Power sounds much more confused and basically can be divided into three categories: ...
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