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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: Vicious Rumors “Vicious Rumors” [Atlantic Records]

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Vicious Rumors have never been my go-to US power metal band, but just as with most bands, I have a thing for their earlier outputs. Digital Dictator will forever be ...
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Review: Vicious Rumors “Welcome to the Ball” [Atlantic Records]

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There comes a time when most bands start to lose it and if you were to ask me, this would happen to Vicious Rumors in 1991. Falling somewhere ...
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Review: Gamma Ray “Sigh No More” [Noise Records]

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Gamma Ray are one of those bands that have never released anything extraordinary, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying some of their albums and while fans have ...
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Review: Helloween “Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I” [Victor]

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I wasn’t around when Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I got released, but I wouldn’t be surprised if several fans wondered what happened to the band’s aggression. Let’s be ...
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Review: October Tide “Grey Dawn” [Avantgarde Music]

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With Jonas Renkse no longer handling the vocals and musically not quite up to par with Rain Without End, I used to believe that Grey Dawn wasn’t awful by any means, ...
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Review: Merciless Death “Sick Sanctities” [Carnage Records]

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Although no stranger to exporting metal in different shapes and forms, Poland remains one of the most interesting European countries that I could think of. Sure, we’ve all ...
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Review: Black Lodge “Covet” [Head Not Found]

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Artistically, the success of several early doom/death metal bands laid in their ability to experiment outside of the norm. Female vocals, unusual instruments and inspiration from non-metal sources ...
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Review: Type O Negative “Slow, Deep and Hard” [Roadracer Records]

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Originally written by a drunk Peter Steele within four hours during his Carnivore days, Slow, Deep and Hard is one of those albums that’s undeniably hilarious, yet isn’t ...
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Review: Novembers Doom “Amid Its Hallowed Mirth” [Avantgarde Music]

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Novembers Doom are one of the stranger bands that we’ve tend to associate with the doom/death metal genre. They began as a faithful doom/death metal unit and although ...
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Review: Utumno “Across the Horizon” [Cenotaph Records]

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Although Swedish death metal consists of a few key ingredients, it goes without saying that most bands that were around during the genre’s peak had their own unique ...
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Review: Paradise Lost “Forever Failure” [Music for Nations]

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Singles aren’t my usual pick of choice, but since my curiosity got the best of me, I had decided to give this one a shot. It’s better than The ...
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Review: Celtic Frost “To Mega Therion” [Noise Records]

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It always fascinates me how quickly the musical ideas and visions of certain artists change over time. Who’d be a better example than Tom Warrior himself? During his ...
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Review: Black Sabbath “Headless Cross” [I.R.S. Records]

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Ever since the proper vocalists became a part of Black Sabbath, the band’s sound had more or less become accessible (that’s not to say that there haven’t been ...
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Review: Tad Morose “Modus Vivendi” [Century Media Records]

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It always amuses me to hear how inconsistent certain bands can be and unfortunately, Tad Morose are one of the best examples that I can think of. The ...
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Review: Ossian “Acélszív” [Hungaroton]

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Hungarian metal is something that has yet to break into the West and while bands like Ossian and Pokolgép have been doing their thing since the 80’s, I ...
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Review: Insanity “Death After Death” [M.B.R. Records]

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There are a variety of death metal bands that formed during the genre’s early stage, but started to release albums way later and in this case, we’re talking ...
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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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