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Review: Celestial Season “Solar Lovers” [Displeased Records]

It’s remarkable how there were so many doom/death metal bands coming out of Holland back in the day, with bands like Sempiternal Deathreign, Delirium and Mourning originating all ...
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Review: Orasyon “All and Nothing”

Orasyon… out of complete nowhere, comes this album All and Nothing (released earlier this month, on October 1st). I was completely caught off guard, upon hearing it. Initially, ...
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Review: IGNEA / ERSEDU “Bestia”

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: Silent Stream of Godless Elegy “Iron” [Leviathan Records]

Along with Hypnotic Scenery and Dissolving of Prodigy, Silent Stream of Godless Elegy were one of the leaders of the Czech doom/death metal movement and just like many ...
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Review: Vulture Lord “Desecration Rite” [Odium Records]

After eighteen years of silence Norwegian black/death/thrash metal legends Vulture Lord have returned with their second full-length album Desecration Rites through underground label Odium Records. And considering the ...
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Review: The Absence “Coffinized” [M-Theory Audio]

In late June American melodic death metal band The Absence has released their fifth full-length album Coffinized via M-Theory Audio. And again they have stayed true to their ...
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Review: Tiamat “Clouds” [Century Media Records]

Tiamat are certainly no favorite band of mine, but I can’t deny that there was something unique about their early records… for better or worse. Even the occult ...
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Review: Morgion “Solinari” [Relapse Records]

Morgion were one of those doom/death metal bands that didn’t change as drastically as other bands did and while this seems ideal on paper, nothing could be further ...
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Review: Grindmaster Dead “Stronger than Love”

Although criticism regarding technology is often justified, you’ll have to admit that if it weren’t for the internet, several obscure metal gems probably had not been discovered by ...
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Review: Hate “Rugia” [Metal Blade Records]

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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Review: Funeral Cult “Korowody cieni” [Lusitanian Productions]

Recently I had a discussion with my comrade gasmask_colostomy about our favorite topic. He asked me what I like so much about doom/death metal to begin with and ...
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Review: Golgotha “Melancholy” [Repulse Records]

Golgotha caught me by surprise, as I’ve never heard anyone mention this band before and they also originate from Spain. Granted, I know very little about Spain to ...
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Review: Nekromantheon ”Visions Of Trismegistos” [Indie Records]

Nekromantheon created quite a buzz in the early 2010s when they released the two full length albums Divinity in Death and Rise, Vulcan Spectre. I have to admit ...
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Review: DORO “Triumph And Agony Live” [Rare Diamonds Productions]

Doro has been the undisputed Queen Of Metal since her days as vocalist for Warlock and beyond, and even with her career in music spanning four decades, she ...
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Review: Etherial Winds “Find the Way… Together” [Cyber Music]

Thanks to that decent piece of artwork that brings to mind nostalgia and romanticism, you’d think that Etherial Winds were yet another forgotten band that released one solid ...
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Review: Hooded Menace “Fulfill the Curse” [Razorback Recordings]

Although Hooded Menace managed to keep the doom/death metal spirit alive while evolving at the same time, this band hasn’t always interested me as much as they do ...
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Review: Sanctuary ”The Year The Sun Died” [Avalon Records]

The late Apex of Warrel Dane‘s career! I can already see the flaming arrows pointing at me from a distance but that doesn’t deter me from showering this ...
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Review: Castle “Castle” [Malodorous Mangled Innards Records]

It’s almost tempting to believe that any obscure doom/death metal release from its heyday turns out to be a lost classic, but there’s a lot of good stuff ...
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Review: Akhenaten “The Emerald Tablets of Thoth” [Satanath Records]

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth is the most cinematic album I’ve listened to so far this year. Gilded with golden gifts to the gods and adorned with an ...
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Review: Expunged “Into Never Shall” [Hells Headbangers Records]

Here’s a vicious piece of blackened death/thrash metal, with some interesting ideas but a rather uneven set of songs. This album has an interesting title, and starts with ...
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