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Review: Therion “Leviathan II” [Nuclear Blast]

This new set of occult power/symphonic metal songs isn’t as impressive as the first Leviathan from last year, but it still has a lot to offer. Much like ...
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Review: Deathrow “Raging Steel” [Noise Records]

Once one has become familiar with the big thrash metal bands and decides to dive into the underground, finding quality bands can be a challenge. Deathrow are an ...
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Review: Fallujah “Empyrean” [Nuclear Blast]

Early autumn was a happy time for American progressive death metal band Fallujah; they have released their fifth studio album Empyrean via Nuclear Blast Records. And this is ...
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Review: Eihort “Consuming the Light” [Underground Kvlt Records]

At the end of July British metal duo Eihort has released their debut album Consuming the Light, presenting to the world 30+ minutes of traditional black metal. And ...
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Review: Spiritworld ”Deathwestern” [Century Media Records]

Sergio Leone disagrees. Well, what a premise! After reading about the upcoming Spiritworld record and its Wild West-influenced style and theme, I could hardly await the release of ...
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Gig review: Nile, Krisiun, In Element, Eternal Psycho @ Salla Custom, Seville, November 25th 2022

VILE NILOTIC RITES Europe tour touched Seville last Friday night and made it special for Seville’s metal crowd as they had a chance to observe a fascinating performance ...
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Review: Oceans “Hell Is Where the Heart Is” [Nuclear Blast]

While it’s good to hear more from Oceans and their Hell is Where the Heart Is project, the full album version is certainly interesting, but does not always ...
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Review: Gutvoid “Durance of Lightless Horizons” [Blood Harvest]

So what happened to death metal? That’s not meant to be sneering or derisive, but it feels like the most concise way to describe my awe at the ...
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Review: Thou Art Lord ”Daemoniorum” [The Circle Music Records]

The Era of…Hades Rising Finally, after what felt like a decade of near-silence, Thou Art Lord returns with this little EP to please fans of the grittier side ...
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Review: Nocturnal Rites “In a Time of Blood and Fire” [Megarock Records]

Considering how radical it can result, it is uncommon to see transitions from death metal to power metal, as in the case of Nocturnal Rites. The fact that ...
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Review: Nocturnal Rites “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” [Toy’s Factory]

Nocturnal Rites‘ sophomore album encapsulates much of the trends that were part of the Euro power metal scene’s golden past. As a result, the album is unique among ...
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Review: Scorpions “Pure Instinct” [EastWest]

There is not much to point out about this album. In general, this is one of the most cheesy and commercial releases, even one of the band’s worst ...
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Review: Scorpions “Love at First Sting” [Harvest Records]

As many experts and reviewers have previously stated, a common disease that rock and metal albums have suffered since the 1970s is how the greatest moments can fade ...
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Review: Metallica “Metallica” [Elektra Records]

The trends of the music industry dictated that bands needed to fit a weird set of standards in order to sell more and more. As expected, Metallica was ...
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Review: Scorpions “Moment of Glory” [EMI Classics]

Scorpions bet this time on a concept that is not new in the heavy metal world, as it was already exploited by Deep Purple in a much better ...
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Review: Abstracted “Atma Conflux” [M-Theory Audio]

In mid spring Brazilian fivesome Abstracted gave birth to their first LP Atma Conflux via M-Theory Audio Records, releasing earlier a couple of singles that marked new stylistic ...
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Review: Josh Keech “Warrior in the Clouds Pt​. 1”

By the end of June English musician Josh Keech from Bedford has independently released his first official EP Warrior in the Clouds Pt. 1, the first part of ...
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Review: Cimmerian Possession “Sadistic Storm” [Personal Records]

If you’re involved in the underground Extreme Metal circles, it’s pretty much unavoidable that you’re probably going to come across the myriad of bands that have sprung up ...
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Review: Type O Negative “Dead Again” [Nuclear Blast]

Let’s continue the reviews of gothic metal reeditions! This new release of Type O Negative’s last album isn’t as good as Lacuna Coil’s new version of Comalies, and ...
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Review: Stafia “Tales from Beyond the Fog”

Winter finally found my home for the first time this year, in the form of freezing temperatures and an inch or so of snow. Despite the mid-November date ...
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