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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: Black Sabbath “The Eternal Idol” [Vertigo Records]

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The 80’s marked the start of inconsistent line-ups, sounds and production values for Black Sabbath. It’s as if Tony Iommi kept adapting more to his singer’s styles rather ...
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Review: Tad Morose “Matters of the Dark” [Century Media Records]

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I don’t know about you, but if you ask me, playing metal shouldn’t be complicated. Have a vocalist who can sing in tune, play a few riffs that ...
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Review: Dancer “Violent Emotion” [Mandrake Root]

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Over the last couple of years I’ve become familiar with Japanese metal and I’m surprised by the amount of quality of obscure bands. Sure, you’ve got the Japanese ...
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Review: Tad Morose “Undead” [Century Media Records]

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By no means am I huge fan of Tad Morose, but I can see why they’d appeal to fans of heavier power metal and for a quick comparison, ...
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Review: Riot V “Thundersteel” [CBS]

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Sometimes you just need to take a break in order to recharge your creativity. Such was with the case with Riot V, as their two post-Speranza albums weren’t ...
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Review: Master’s Hammer “Ritual” [Monitor]

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On paper, Czech black metal might be an ideal style for people who struggle to get into the harsh sound that we’ve come to associate with Norway and ...
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Review: Necromantia “Scarlet Evil Witching Black” [Osmose Productions]

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Often lumped together with Varathron and Rotting Christ, Necromantia were another important band of the Greek black metal scene. Of course, each of these bands had their own ...
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Review: Cloven Hoof “Dominator” [Heavy Metal Records]

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Sometimes bands do the unthinkable and Cloven Hoof is certainly one of the bands that fall into this category. They started out as a NWOBHM band and as ...
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Review: Expulser “The Unholy One” [Cogumelo Records]

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Although often put into the same category, none of the early Brazilian extreme metal bands had the same thrash/death/black metal ratio and in Expulser’s case, we’re talking about ...
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Review: Sarcófago “I.N.R.I.” [Cogumelo Records]

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Look at that album cover. Don’t those guys look absolutely sick? Nowadays face paint might be an unnecessary cliché, but once upon a time it clearly wasn’t. Formed ...
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Review: Funeral Bitch “The Demos” [Black Mass Records]

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Besides Master, Paul Speckmann has been known for plenty of bands throughout the decades; many of which I don’t care too much about, but if there’s one band ...
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Review: Mutilator “Immortal Force” [Cogumelo Records]

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Beside the trinity of Vulcano, Sepultura and Sarcófago, several similar Brazilian metal bands would push the envelope of extreme metal and in this case, we’re talking about thrash/death ...
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Review: Nephastus “Tortuous Ways” [Whiplash Records]

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From the mid 80’s until the early 90’s, plenty of great Brazilian thrash metal albums saw the light of day and in this case, we’re talking about a ...
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Review: Kreator “Terrible Certainty” [Noise Records]

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After the destructive Pleasure to Kill, Kreator decided to take a step back in terms of intensity and while they wouldn’t be the only band that had this in ...
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Review: Coroner “Punishment for Decadence” [Noise Records]

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While I’m certainly not a huge technical thrash metal fan to begin with, certain albums remain wonderful to me and as far as I’m concerned, you can’t get ...
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Review: Torturer “Die in Pain” [PRC Music]

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Could you do without the bland imitations of Entombed and Dismember? Do you find Gruesome almost insulting? Then Torturer might just be what you’re after! Here we have ...
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Review: Delirium “Zzooouhh” [Prophecy]

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How many Celtic Frost-inspired doom/death metal bands does one need in their life? While this would clearly depend on your love for Celtic Frost and doom/death metal, I’m ...
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Review: Tiamat “Sumerian Cry” [C.M.F.T. Productions]

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There are a few albums out there that marked the harsh beginning of several bands that seem to be underrated, or perhaps underappreciated nowadays. Think of Therion’s Of Darkness…, ...
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Review: Runemagick “Darkness Death Doom” [Aftermath Music]

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For some reason I was convinced that Darkness Death Doom was the Runemagick album that changed the band’s dynamics for the worst, but fortunately I was rather mistaken. Yes, the ...
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Review: Mystic Charm “Shadows of the Unknown” [Shiver Records]

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There are a few misconceptions that people who are new to metal usually make. One includes the assumption that anything slightly slower than a sub-genre’s usual trademarks would ...
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