Archives by: Sophie Laliberté

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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: 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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Review: Oceans “Hell Is Where the Heart Is Vol. I: Love and Her Embrace” [Nuclear Blast]

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Here is a tortured EP influenced by nu-metal and extreme metal, that shows some potential but doesn’t go all the way yet. There are many different ideas and ...
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Review: Axel Rudi Pell “Diamonds Unlocked II” [Steamhammer]

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Here’s a first for me: how do you review a cover album? Do you review how the music stands on its own, or how it compares to the ...
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Review: Kanonenfieber “Menschenmühle” [Noisebringer Records]

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Here’s a gloomy World War First-themed black/death metal album that has its moments but isn’t well-made or long enough to make a big impact. Most tracks begin or ...
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Review: Ronin “Ronin”

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Here is a nice rocking album with all sorts of promising ideas and interesting stories. The album is somewhere between rock and metal, with some interesting experimentations in ...
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Review: Funeral “Praesentialis in Aeternum” [Season of Mist]

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Here is a band working through their sorrows and difficult emotions with the help of a tortured doom metal album, and with rather musically enjoyable results. The overall ...
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Review: Dr. Schafausen “Waiting For Tomorrow” [Sliptrick Records]

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Here is an interesting album with a mix of almost all genres of popular music and themes of survival in a broken world. It’s pretty good if you’re ...
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Review: Rhapsody of Fire “Glory for Salvation” [AFM Records]

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What a great and majestic power metal album. Rhapsody of Fire give us another symphonic and power metal adventure, full of energy, great choruses and mixes of guitars ...
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Review: Imperial Triumphant “An Evening with Imperial Triumphant” [Century Media Records]

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With this fine selection of dark, creative and apocalyptic tracks, Imperial Triumphant offer one memorable concert experience. Some background: Imperial Triumphant is a band inspired by extreme metal, ...
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Review: Vassago “Storm of Satan” [Nuclear War Now! Productions]

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Is this the ultimate album of Satan? Well, it may not be the best thrash-influenced black metal album you’ll ever hear, but it’s definitely enjoyable. The album kicks ...
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Review: Unleashed “No Sign of Life” [Napalm Records]

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Here’s a nice death metal album with a lot of energy and a selection of tracks about death, chaos and various questions, that should get you pumped up. ...
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Review: The Lurking Fear “Death, Madness, Horror, Decay” [Century Media Records]

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Here is an eerie and haunted album, that isn’t always great but has some really good moments and most importantly, really succeeds in creating a dark, horror-themed mood. ...
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Review: Gaahls Wyrd “The Humming Mountain” [Season of Mist]

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Let’s hear the songs of the mountains, and explore their musical landscape, bask in their beautiful and odd atmosphere. Yes, this is the kind of album that inspires ...
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Review: IGNEA / ERSEDU “Bestia”

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Now, here’s a nice metal symphony of mythological stories and diverse musical elements. Some background might be needed. I’m reviewing a new split disc, and this one involves ...
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Review: Hate “Rugia” [Metal Blade Records]

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Here is a dark metal ride that doesn’t always live up to expectations, but definitely has its moments. The album’s overall sound is a nice blend of black ...
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