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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: Suffocation “Human Waste” [Relapse Records]

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One thing that I love about cover artwork is its ability to represent what kind of album you’re dealing with and of course plenty of death metal albums ...
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Review: Arch / Matheos “Winter Ethereal” [Metal Blade Records]

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It’s been some years since John Arch and Jim Matheos formed Arch/Matheos and once I’ve heard the two men would come up with a second album, I wasn’t ...
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Review: Argentum “Ad Interitum Funebrarum” [Full Moon Productions]

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When one speaks of mid-paced black metal, there are often a variety of scenes and/or bands that come to mind; think of the Greek trinity, the Czech duo, ...
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Review: Anthem “Domestic Booty” [Nexus]

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When band members leave and get replaced, it’s often a question whether the shoes aren’t too big to fill. In Anthem’s case, this wasn’t an issue once vocalist ...
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Review: Mythological Cold Towers “Sphere of Nebaddon: The Dawn of a Dying Tyffereth” [Sound Riot Records]

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By the mid-90’s doom/death metal was all over the place and Mythological Cold Towers were one of the earlier doom/death metal bands to rise from Brazil. Sphere of ...
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Classic Review: Fates Warning “Awaken the Guardian” [Metal Blade Records]

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Have you ever looked back at the time when you were a kid and your imagination had no limits? Me neither…but if I would, Awaken the Guardian would ...
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Classic review: Virgin Steele “The House of Atreus – Act I” [T&T Records]

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By the time Virgin Steele started to release concept albums it would only be a matter of time before the band would start to take these things more ...
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Classic review: Amorphis “Privilege of Evil” [Relapse Records]

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Long before Amorphis played mellow sauna metal, they were yet another Finnish death metal band with no hints of what was to come in sight. Indeed, listening to ...
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Classic review: Sentenced “North from Here” [Spinefarm Records]

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Whereas plenty of death metal bands from Europe made the switch to something softer and less metallic overtime, Sentenced remain unique in this category when taking into consideration ...
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Classic Review: Cathedral “Forest of Equilibrium” [Earache Records]

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While I’m rather fond of Forest of Equilibrium there are several things unclear about it. Why does that goofy purple creature on the cover artwork sticks out its tongue? Is ...
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Classic Review: Conception “Flow” [Noise Records]

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Once Conception had reached their peak with In Your Multitude they had seriously turned into one of the best progressive metal acts of all times. Surely this would mean more ...
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Classic review: Fates Warning “The Spectre Within” [Metal Blade Records]

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There’s something rather fascinating about the progression Fates Warning made early on in their career. Each year marked a huge step forward for the band and whereas their ...
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Classic review: Death “Individual Thought Patterns” [Relativity Records]

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By the time Individual Thought Patterns came out, Chuck Schuldiner had already distanced himself from the horror themed sounds that characterized his early records. By no means was ...
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Classic review: Metal Church “Blessing in Disguise” [Elektra Records]

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While the first two Metal Church albums were solid slabs of American heavy/power metal, Blessing in Disguise would define the next chapter of this band; one that would ...
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Classic Review: Amorphis “The Karelian Isthmus” [Relapse Records]

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It’s always fascinating to hear the differences between two outputs that stylistically represent the same specific era of a band. Such was the case with Amorphis, as Privilege ...
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Classic Review: Conception “In Your Multitude” [Noise Records]

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It always fascinates me how fast a band is able to progress for the best and how little it takes before a band heads into the wrong direction. ...
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Classic Review: Asphyx “Last One on Earth” [Century Media Records]

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Whereas Martin van Drunen-era Pestilence was quite an advanced death metal band, Asphyx was quite something different. Devoid of any sophistication this band alternated between the shady grooves ...
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Classic review: Edge of Sanity “The Spectral Sorrows” [Black Mark Production]

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I’m not sure how well Edge of Sanity’s early records were received back in the early 90’s, but one thing should be rather obvious: Edge of Sanity never ...
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Review: Twilight Kingdom “The Guardian”

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I like progressive metal. I really do – but the problem with the style is that once one has become familiar with the well known works, it becomes ...
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Classic Review: Sentenced “Shadows of the Past” [Thrash Records]

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Long before Sentenced embraced their inner gothic, they were yet another death metal band that showed no hint of what they’d end up like in the years ahead. ...
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