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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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Review: Enslaved “Caravans To The Outer Worlds” [Nuclear Blast Records]

Let’s get in our caravans for a trip through musical worlds. We’ll have a lot of adventures and hear all sorts of musical ideas along the way. From ...
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Review: Paradox “Heresy II – End Of A Legend” [AFM Records]

In far 1990 German Thrash/Power Metal band Paradox released Heresy, a conceptual album about Albigensian Crusade. Now, 31 years later in 2021 here comes the sequel of the ...
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Review: A Pale Horse Named Death “Infernum In Terra” [Long Branch Records]

In 2010 the former drummer of Type O Negative and Life Of Agony, Sal Abruscato founded his own band, A Pale Horse Named Death, where he mostly continues ...
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Review: Conception “My Dark Symphony” [Conception Sounds Factory]

I can’t be the only one who was amazed to hear that Roy Khan and company decided to reform Conception again, especially given the state that Khan had ...
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Review: Vicious Rumors “Digital Dictator” [Roadrunner Records]

Although it would take Vicious Rumors three years to release a second album, Digital Dictator would be the definite album of this band and it’s easy to see why. There’s ...
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Review: Virtual Annihilation / Postmortem Repugnance

Think along the lines of maybe, say, Napalm Death (Diatribes) and Cattle Decapitation‘s (To Serve Man), and you have what are probably the two finest death metal/grindcore/thrash bands ...
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Review: Liholesie “Shamanic Twilight” [Infinite Fog Productions]

After relatively long break the Russian ritual folk band Liholesie has returned with a brand new album Shamanic Twilight, via Infinite Fog Productions, marking it as number six ...
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Review: Apogean “Into Madness”

Young Canadian band Apogean, based in Toronto, this year has produced independently its first ever release – EP Into Madness. And with it they’ve intended to draw the ...
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Review: Smoke Rites “The Rite of the Smoke”

Let’s be honest here, most of the nowadays “female fronted” metal bands are a generic, run of the mill label product riding the current wave of “Hey, let’s ...
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Review: Stormnatt “The Crimson Sacrament” [Ashen Productions]

Stormnatt… a band that I have been aware of, since earlier this year. I never knew that Antimessiah was ever even a part of this band, initially. I ...
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Review: Carcass “Torn Arteries” [Nuclear Blast]

This autumn another British legends release their new album after long period of silence. After eight years Carcass comes back with the new release named Torn Arteries. Unlike ...
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Review: Conception “State of Deception” [Conception Sounds Factory]

Do we really need comeback albums from bands that have resurrected from the dead anymore? Sure, whenever a band is about to deliver a comeback album, a part ...
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Review: Rage “Resurrection Day” [Steamhammer/SPV]

In the middle of 2020 Rage declared another line-up change: two guitarists, Stefan Weber (ex-Axxis) and Jean Bormann (Angel Inc, Rage & Ruins) replaced Marcos Rodriguez. Thus, for ...
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Review: Gehenna “En busca del valle de Gehenna” [Avanzada Metálica]

When it comes down to early progressive/power metal bands, your options are obviously rather limited. You’ve got Fates Warning, Crimson Glory, Queensryche and Adramelch, but there’s one band ...
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