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Review: Black Sabbath “The Eternal Idol” [Vertigo Records]

The 80’s marked the start of inconsistent line-ups, sounds and production values for Black Sabbath. It’s as if Tony Iommi kept adapting more to his singer’s styles rather ...
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Review: Crescent “Carving the Fires of Akhet” [Listenable Records]

In the middle of the summer Egyptian iconic band Crescent has released their third LP Carving the Fires of Akhet via Listenable Records. They have decided to continue ...
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Review: Mask of Satan “Underneath the Mire” [Iron, Blood and Death Corporation]

After four years of silence Finnish deathsters Mask of Satan have returned with their sophomore record Underneath the Mire, releasing it through Mexican extreme music label Iron, Blood ...
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Review: Battle Beast “Circus Of Doom” [Nuclear Blast]

In their previous album, No More Hollywood Endings, Battle Beast defined the new direction of their music: it became more symphonic, more pretentious and there were even some ...
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Review: Gwar “War Party” [DRT Entertainment]

War Party is quite a difficult album to pin down in my opinion. I find this ironic considering GWAR is at their most consistent style of playing, with ...
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Review: Fit For An Autopsy “Oh What The Future Holds” [Nuclear Blast]

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: Dimentianon “Dreaming Yuggoth” [Paragon Records]

Eleven years have passed after American Dimentianon from Long Island has again appeared on the metal scene, and finally in the summer of 2021 they have presented through ...
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Review: Elderblood “Achrony” [Drakkar Productions]

After five years of silence Ukrainian symphonic black metal formation has returned in hot summer of 2021 with their brand new LP Achrony which was released by BM-friendly ...
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Review: Tad Morose “Matters of the Dark” [Century Media Records]

I don’t know about you, but if you ask me, playing metal shouldn’t be complicated. Have a vocalist who can sing in tune, play a few riffs that ...
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Review: Oceans “Hell Is Where the Heart Is Vol. I: Love and Her Embrace” [Nuclear Blast]

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]

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: Funeral Mist “Deiform” [Norma Evangelium Diaboli]

For those living under the rock; Funeral Mist since the late nineties released the most intense sonic works under the black metal’s darkened wings. Helmed by Mortuus (from ...
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Review: Dancer “Violent Emotion” [Mandrake Root]

Over the last couple of years I’ve become familiar with Japanese metal and I’m surprised by the amount of quality of obscure bands. Sure, you’ve got the Japanese ...
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Review: Tad Morose “Undead” [Century Media Records]

By no means am I huge fan of Tad Morose, but I can see why they’d appeal to fans of heavier power metal and for a quick comparison, ...
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Review: Beneath the Void “…​into Oblivion” [Metal.hu]

From the first glance the Hungarian death metal formation Beneath the Void is pretty new on the metal scene, but that’s not so. Almost for twenty years they ...
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Review: Sorrow Enthroned “The Grave of Endless Writhing”

This year wasn’t too productive for the new black/death metal band Sorrow Enthroned from American Connecticut; there’s only one EP The Grave of Endless Writhing as compared to ...
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Review: Riot V “Thundersteel” [CBS]

Sometimes you just need to take a break in order to recharge your creativity. Such was with the case with Riot V, as their two post-Speranza albums weren’t ...
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Review: Master’s Hammer “Ritual” [Monitor]

On paper, Czech black metal might be an ideal style for people who struggle to get into the harsh sound that we’ve come to associate with Norway and ...
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Review: Endernity “Disrupted Innocence” [On Fire Records]

There is a belief in my country that it’s better not to start a new year with the debts from the previous one, so it’s time to pay ...
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Review: Kanonenfieber “Menschenmühle” [Noisebringer Records]

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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