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Review: Hulder “Godslastering Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry” [Iron Bonehead]

Antwerp/Portland’s black metal multi-instrumentalist returns with her first full-length album since starting out with 2018’s promising EP Ascending the Raven Stone. In true black metal fashion, earthy growls, ...
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Review: THRON “Pilgrim” [Listenable Records]

Thron’s impressive run in blackened melodic death metal continues with their third LP in 6 years. A bestial release that shows off their colours – feral vocals, sophisticated drumming, ...
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Review: Eximperitus “Šahrartu” [Willowtip Records]

In Sahrartu, Belarus’ Eximperitus offer comfort from the cold weather with warming riffs, red-hot drumming, and a reassuring blanket of melody. Riffs that snarl slowly back up ethereal drone solos Jerry ...
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Review: Rvbber VVitch “Mastvrbations Malveillantes MMXVII” [Werewolf Records]

In the summer of 2019, the Canadian mysterious one-man band (actually female) Rvbber VVitch has released independently their first record “Mastvrbations Malveillantes MMXVII”. But in the beginning of ...
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Review: Adder’s Fork “The Fatalist”

At the end of last year Austrian gothic/heavy metal one-man project of Marko Köfler Adder’s Fork independently has released their latest EP “The Fatalist”. This is a smooth ...
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Review: Oceans Of Slumber ”Oceans Of Slumber” [Century Media Records]

I’d rather bathe somewhere else… I still can’t believe what this album did to me. Amidst a steady stream of writing motivation I had requested this new Oceans ...
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Review: Therion “Leviathan” [Nuclear Blast]

Three years ago, in January 2018 Therion released their ambitious three-hour long Metal opera Beloved Antichrist. When the following world tour came to its end, Christopher Johnsson, according ...
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Review: Nervosa “Perpetual Chaos” [Napalm Records]

Last year was, let’s say it gently, disgusting for all of us but for Nervosa it was crucial: in spring 2020 Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto leaved the ...
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Review: Valravn “Prey” [Primitive Reaction]

Valravn is a Finnish black metal band formed in 2016. On 4 December 2020, their first album “Prey” was officially released. It features sounds typical of the genre, ...
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Review: Generation Steel “The Eagle Will Rise” [Pure Steel Records]

Generation Steel is a very fresh band, formed not a long time ago, in 2019. Nevertheless, these guys were able to gain attention of Accept‘s guitarist Uwe Lulis, ...
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Review: Angelus Apatrida “Angelus Apatrida” [Century Media Records]

I am definitely convinced that right now is a really good time for apocalyptic-themed thrash metal. I also think this album is among the best examples of that ...
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Review: Bolt Thrower “Those Once Loyal” [Metal Blade Records]

Although I wasn’t listening to Bolt Thrower (or metal for that matter) by the time Those Once Loyal came out yet, I’m rather surprised by the amount of praise that ...
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Review: Snøgg “Ritual of the Sun”

One long-format song, a ritualistic paean to the Mayan sun god, Kinich Ahau, set to an organically shifting, amorphous black metal soundtrack. This is the technical description for ...
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Review: Anthem “Gypsy Ways” [Nexus]

Perhaps Anthem were trying to gain (more) commercial success here, or perhaps they felt like relying more on the vocals than usual, but Gypsy Ways is the oddball in the ...
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Review: Dusk “The Hermit”

The industrial metal formation Dusk, hailing from Costa-Rica has started this year with a new dark and noisy journey, presenting their second full-length album “The Hermit”, without signing ...
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Review: Speedkiller “Midnight Vampire” [Edged Circle]

In the end of January the music label Edge Circle Productions will release the first EP “Midnight Vampire” from the young Brazilian band Speedkiller, offering almost half an ...
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Review: Possessed Steel “Aedris” [Temple of Mystery]

Ontario’s Possessed Steel bring us ye olde fashioned metal with their first full length LP, Aedris, and offer plenty of melody, soaring vocals, and 70s stomping riffs, nicely ...
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Review: Transilvania “Of Sleep and Death” [Invictus Productions]

Let’s do the compliment sandwich… the cover art and album title Of Sleep and Death are a pretty cool. Aren’t they? Ok, moving on. Austria’s Transilvania open their ...
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Review: Bloodletter “Funeral Hymns” [Petrichor]

Death metal name? Check. Black metal album art? Check. Technical melodic punk thrash metalcore tunes? Check. Funeral Hymns is the second full-length release from Chicago’s Bloodletter, who deliver ...
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Review: Revolting “Dreadful Pleasures” [Careless Records]

Horror metal messenger, Rogga Johansson never seems to stop does he? Out of every musician in the death metal genre, little come to be as prolific as Rogga, ...
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