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Review: Gwar “Bloody Pit of Horror” [Metal Blade Records]

It’s a sad sight when revisiting an album has nearly no change on your opinion, especially after several years. Bloody Pit of Horror is a peculiar album, in ...
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Review: Cynic “Ascension Codes” [Season of Mist]

Finally, by the end of the year Season of Mist were relieved to announce the new album Ascension Codes by iconic American progressive band Cynic. Seven years of ...
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Review: Opera Diabolicus “Death on a Pale Horse” [Season of Mist]

In the late autumn of 2021 Swedish experimental duo Opera Diabolicus has released their sophomore record with symbolical name Death on a Pale Horse through Season of Mist ...
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Review: Porazium “Bigger the Care – Bigger the Hate”

Spawned from many well-known Croatian bands, Porazium is born in 2018, a well versed love letter to death metal scene from the nineties. I clearly remember hearing it ...
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Review: Novembers Doom “Amid Its Hallowed Mirth” [Avantgarde Music]

Novembers Doom are one of the stranger bands that we’ve tend to associate with the doom/death metal genre. They began as a faithful doom/death metal unit and although ...
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Review: Utumno “Across the Horizon” [Cenotaph Records]

Although Swedish death metal consists of a few key ingredients, it goes without saying that most bands that were around during the genre’s peak had their own unique ...
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Review: Meshuggah “Immutable” [Atomic Fire]

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: Paradise Lost “Forever Failure” [Music for Nations]

Singles aren’t my usual pick of choice, but since my curiosity got the best of me, I had decided to give this one a shot. It’s better than The ...
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Review: Swallow the Sun “Moonflowers” [Century Media Records]

Two years have passed before Finnish doom/death metal stars Swallow the Sun delighted us with full-length records, and in the late fall Century Media has released their eighth ...
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Review: Omnium Gatherum “Origin” [Century Media Records]

Finnish melodic death guys Omnium Gatherum in early November have released their ninth LP Origin in collaboration with Century Media Records. And despite some line-up changes (new drummer ...
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Review: Celtic Frost “To Mega Therion” [Noise Records]

It always fascinates me how quickly the musical ideas and visions of certain artists change over time. Who’d be a better example than Tom Warrior himself? During his ...
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Review: Malevolent Creation ”Warkult” [Nuclear Blast Records]

Built to Order, Made to Last… Malevolent Creation is a band that was crucial in the second wave of the young but already developing death metal scene and ...
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Review: Abbath “Dread Reaver” [Season of Mist]

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: Imaginature “Imaginature”

The end of the year for the Polish symphonic power metal band Imaginature was a landmark milestone – the release of self-titled debut album Imaginature. And from the ...
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Review: Blood Red Throne “Imperial Congregation” [Nuclear Blast]

For the first time during the course of their 25-year career Norwegian death metal icons Blood Red Throne have got the deal with Nuclear Blast, and in the ...
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Review: Wardruna “Kvitravn – First Flight of the White Raven” [By Norse Music / Music For Nations / Columbia Germany]

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: Star One ”Revel In Time” [Inside Out Music]

After the rather mediocre mess that was Transitus, Arjen Lucassen completely redeem himself with what does best. A new metal opera in his typical amazing style. This third ...
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Review: Mandragora Scream “Nothing But The Best” [Music for the Masses]

Gothic metal scene isn’t prospering at this moment, but there are some high-quality bands that have made their names and now are firmly holding their positions (not in ...
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Review: Dark Redeemer “Into the Deep Black” [Blasphemous Records]

In the end of September Italian band from Lombardy Dark Redeemer has released its debut album Into the Deep Black through Blasphemous Records. Yes, this is their first ...
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Review: Shape of Despair “Return to the Void” [Season of Mist]

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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