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Review: Catharsis “Human Failures” [Mad Lion Records]

If you’ll search the band “Catharsis” on metal-archives.com you’ll get 16 exact matches – looks like metalheads really love this name, so if you need some information about ...
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Gig review: Khors | Colotyphus | Ezkaton [June 12th, 2021. Lviv, Ukraine]

So, my dear friends and metal family, it finally happened! At last! It’s been two years since we had an opportunity to go the gigs and festivals. I ...
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Review: Helloween “Helloween” [Nuclear Blast]

In 2017 Helloween announced a worldwide tour “Pumpkins United”, which was a real bombshell because two former vocalists, Kai Hansen and Michael Kiske joined the band. During 14 ...
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Review: Terra Odium “Ne Plus Ultra” [Frontiers Music]

The story of Terra Odium starts way back in 1985 with the Norwegian Prog Metal band Manitou. After releasing a few demos and a full length album a ...
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Review: Natural Spirit “Під серпом часу” [Epidemie Records]

The Ukrainian pagan metal band Natural Spirit has released their fourth full-length album “Пiд Серпом Часу” one year earlier via Czech Epidemie Records. And with a gap of ...
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Review: Cryptosis ”Bionic Swarm” (Century Media Records)

Cryptosis from the Netherlands started out in 2013 as the old school Thrash outfit Distillator. After releasing two albums they noticed a huge advancement in their musical skills ...
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Review: Decapitated “The First Damned” [Nuclear Blast Records]

Now let’s go back to Decapitated’s early days, with this new release of their two first demos. The young band that they were at the time already shows ...
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Review: Flotsam And Jetsam “Blood In The Water” [AFM Records]

In 2019 Flotsam And Jetsam released The End Of Chaos, which caused a question, if the name of the album means the end of the band. Eric Knutson ...
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Review: Fragmentum “Masters Of Perplexity”

This April Belgian melodic death metal band Fragmentum has released their second full-length album “Masters of Perplexity” after two years of silence, and all by themselves. And this ...
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Review: Tides Of Kharon “Titanomachy” [Sliptrick records]

Canadian melodic deathsters Tides of Kharon have released through Sliptrick Records their second work – EP “Titanomachy”, continuing to evolve their melodic side with pure heart and metallic ...
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Review: Totale Vernichtung “Die Rückkehr des schwarzen Todes” [Darker than Black Records / Final Agony Records]

You know, I’ve got a serious confession to make here… and, I honestly feel really bad for even saying this, but… Die Rückkehr Des Schwarzen Todes, well… when ...
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Review: Iselder “Fe Godwn Ni Eto” [Marwolaeth Records]

Iselder is a band that has been around for a fair amount of years. However, this is a band that is fairly new to me. With his last ...
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Review: Code “Flyblown Prince” [Dark Essence Records]

One thing I find really amusing with this Progressive Black Metal outfit from London is how they manage to change their sound for each album without losing their ...
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Review: Burning Witches “The Witch of the North” [Nuclear Blast]

This is a really nice, epic album about the adventures of the witches of the north. Burning Witches stick to their usual themes of witchcraft, but on this ...
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Review: Snailmageddon “Swansong for a Snail”

Snailmageddon’s ‘Swansong for a Snail’ may just be the greatest album centered around snails ever created. Now that I’ve gotten the obligatory and insincere snail metal joke out ...
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Review: Rostorchester “Geister : Särge : Leichen : Berge” [BergStolz]

Initially, I was hoping to start my Rostorchester reviews by reviewing their first album Verschrobenheit. Needless to say that with the release of their box set entitled ‘Geister ...
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Review: Imperia “The Last Horizon” [Massacre Records]

One of the symphonic metal masters Imperia this March has released another full-length album “The Last Horizon” via Massacre Records. And that’s their fifth work in a successful ...
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Review: Nanga Parbat “Downfall And Torment” [Sliptrick records]

Sliptrick Records this March have released the debut album “Downfall and Torment” of Italian band Nanga Parbat, hailing from an ancient city of Rome. With Nanga Parbat in ...
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Review: Xeper “Ad Numen Satanae” [Soulseller Records]

And now, for another short black metal album that has its moments without being great, with a weird and satanic atmosphere. It’s obvious from its strange intro, its ...
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Review: Byrdi “Byrjing” [Trollmusic]

The third full-length album “Byrjing” (translated as “beginning”) of Scandinavian folk band Byrdi was released this March via Trollmusic, known for their collaborations with innovative Nordic musicians. And ...
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