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Loves words and music. When not writing or reading reviews, she’s writing horror stories where music plays a part.

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Review: Imperial Triumphant “Spirit of Ecstasy” [Century Media Records]

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Let’s have one more trip through Imperial Triumphant’s mix of metal, jazz and weirdness. This new offering manages to be both different from their previous live album I ...
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Review: Krisiun “Mortem Solis” [Century Media Records]

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Krisiun are back to kick our asses with a loud, heavy and powerful album, with a set of nice but somewhat uneven song. Let’s look at the best ...
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Review: Oceans of Slumber “Starlight and Ash” [Century Media Records]

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What a troubled, mystical and unclassifiable album. But there is definitely something special about its strange moods and melancholy. It’s hard to classify in the sense that it ...
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Review: Witchery “Nightside” [Century Media Records]

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Here is one pretty fun witch hunt and witchcraft-themed album, which doesn’t always have the most interesting or memorable music but does have its moments. The first track ...
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Review: Defiant “Vanguards of Misrule”

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This is some highly energized blackened death metal. Not necessarily the most interesting take on the subgenre you’ll ever hear, but it still packs a punch and kicks ...
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Review: Alestorm “Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum” [Napalm Records]

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The pirates are back! Are you ready for some adventures in the seven seas of rock’n roll? The first track, “Magellan’s Expedition” is the best intro possible for ...
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Review: Saor “Origins” [Season of Mist]

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Let’s travel the Highlands, with metal versions of Scottish folk songs, or at least, pretty convincing and pleasant imitations thereof, with interesting instrumentals and vocals. Saor is a ...
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Review: White Ward “False Light” [Debemur Morti Productions]

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Let’s go for a full immersion in this melancholic and strange post-black metal opus. This is the kind of album that, with its long and experimental songs, inspires ...
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Review: Gwar “The New Dark Ages” [Pit Records]

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The alien monsters have returned for a new set of adventures. It’s all about evil but fun stuff and some pretty cool metal riffs too. While Gwar is ...
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Review: Crematory “Inglorious Darkness” [Napalm Records]

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Crematory have returned, with an album that’s enjoyable from beginning to end, and has a pretty nice selection of songs. It continues the mix of industrial music with ...
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Interview with Crematory

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Would you say that your new album is a response to all the chaos of the past few years, much like the previous one? It is indeed, the ...
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Review: Septicflesh “Modern Primitive” [Nuclear Blast Records]

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Modern Primitive sounds like the name of a strange, forgotten art movement, and this strange but well-crafted album seems like the closest thing to a musical version of ...
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Review: Meshuggah “Immutable” [Atomic Fire]

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Here is an exploration through a dark and strange world, with its peculiar songs, a sense of unease but also a sense of bravery and defiance. It’s an ...
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Review: Abbath “Dread Reaver” [Season of Mist]

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Get ready for wild adventures in a cold and dark world. Black metal isn’t all depressive moods and gloomy keyboards, it’s also fast kick-ass riffs with gnarly vocals. ...
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Review: Wardruna “Kvitravn – First Flight of the White Raven” [By Norse Music / Music For Nations / Columbia Germany]

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Gather round for another ceremony of rune magic and folk songs around a campfire. Wardruna give us one more offering of their magical Nordic folk, with 11 new ...
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Review: Shape of Despair “Return to the Void” [Season of Mist]

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Let’s return to a melancholic, desolate landscape, created by this tormented doom metal album. Yes, this is the kind of album that needs to be described with words ...
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Review: Voivod “Synchro Anarchy” [Century Media Records]

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This is an album that’s weird and off in the best way possible, with distorted riffs, quirky vocals and strange stories. This is immediately established in the first ...
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Review: Cult of Luna “The Long Road North” [Metal Blade Records]

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Let’s go on a long, scary trip through a dark and cold road, because that’s what this album feels like. Dark but huge, elaborate, full of many adventures. ...
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Review: Amorphis “Halo” [Atomic Fire Records]

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Let’s have a new trip through the strange and varied musical landscapes created by Amorphis, because there is unexpected beauty to this musical world. Amorphis has always had ...
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Review: Fit For An Autopsy “Oh What The Future Holds” [Nuclear Blast]

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Here’s a fascinating mixture of death metal and gothic metal, about a chaotic world and uncertainties about the future. This album is gothic and death-obsessed, and inspired by ...
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