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Review: Gwar “The Blood of Gods” [Metal Blade Records]

Where to begin with this one. I think it’s safe to say that after the untimely death of lead vocalist, Dave Brockie, GWAR didn’t have to continue. They ...
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Review: Sadistik Exekution “The Magus” [Vampire Records]

The world is about to end; no signs of redemption are in sight and mankind is doomed; at least, that comes to mind every time I spin Sadistik ...
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Review: Kirkebrann / Visegard “Kirkegard” [Odium Records]

At the end of last year Odium Records have released new split Kirkegard between two Norwegian black metal bands Kirkebrann and Visegard. Actually, this is not their first ...
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Review: Black Blood of the Earth “Bleak Light, Fervent Dark” [Art of the Night Productions]

Polish doom/death metal band Black Blood of the Earth finally has released their debut album Bleak Light, Fervent Dark through underground metal label Art of the Night Productions. ...
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Review: Imperial Triumphant “Spirit of Ecstasy” [Century Media Records]

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: Lord Bane “Age of Elegance” [Nordic Metal]

The term progressive metal might have lost its clear meaning at this point, but once upon a time, there was a good chance that anything associated with it ...
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Review: Lacrimas Profundere “Memorandum” [Napalm Records]

Lacrimas Profundere’s story isn’t an unfamiliar one; as they were yet one of those bands that ended up exchanging their melodic doom/death metal roots for an accessible gothic ...
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Review: Krisiun “Mortem Solis” [Century Media Records]

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: Crystal Darkness “Ascend Saturnine Nebulae” [Red Snow]

By the late 90’s, the better known doom/death metal bands had abandoned the paths of doom and while this must have been a disappointing period for many fans ...
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Review: In Flames “Clayman” [Nuclear Blast]

The view from the top remains unclouded Two years ago I wrote a scathing review about how immensely pitiful the 2020 EP version of this record turned out. ...
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Review: Evilspell “Padre Vostro” [Blasphemous Records]

After eight years of silence mad Italian thrashers Evilspell have returned with their third full-length album Padre Vostro, making it even more Satanic and violent. It was released ...
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Review: Hex A.D. “Funeral Tango for Gods & Men” [Fresh Tea]

Covid-19 pandemic made a good favor for musical bands, giving them enough time to compose and to record more material. Hex A.D. always was an active band, and ...
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Review: Riot V “The Privilege of Power” [Epic Records]

Whereas Thundersteel had put Riot back on the map with its unexpected take on speed/power metal, The Privilege of Power sounds much more confused and basically can be divided into three categories: ...
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Review: Oceans of Slumber “Starlight and Ash” [Century Media Records]

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: Belphegor “The Devils” [Nuclear Blast]

A Testimonial Teufelswerk for Modern Austrian Extreme Metal Following up their pretty impressive return to form in 2017’s Totenritual with a more than adequately satisfying effort surely wasn’t ...
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Review: Witchery “Nightside” [Century Media Records]

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: Croword “Crimson Gaze” [NRT-Records]

After four years of silence Austrian MDM band Croword has returned with a new EP Crimson Gaze, releasing it via NRT-Records. The band is rather young, but not ...
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Review: Hunted “Deliver Us” [Pitch Black Records]

In early autumn of 2021 traditional metal band from Wales Hunted has returned after more than ten years of silence with a brand new album Deliver Us via ...
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Review: Symphony X “The Divine Wings of Tragedy” [Zero Corporation]

I’m not extremely familiar with Symphony X, but most of what I’ve heard from them so far sounds appealing enough, yet I’m a bit surprised by the reputation ...
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Review: Fates Warning “Inside Out” [Massacre Records]

Once Fates Warning entered the 90’s, it seemed that the band had lost their magic forever. Parallels saw the band heading into progressive rock territory and resulted into an album ...
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