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Review: Asgaard “What If…” [WormHoleDeath / Szataniec]

The legend from the 90s has returned! Polish metal band Asgaard has come back from oblivion with brand new record What if…, which was released digitally through WormHoleDeath ...
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Review: Hegeroth “Sacra Doctrina”

Polish melodic black metal band Hegeroth from Silesia has returned with brand new record Sacra Doctrina which was released independently earlier this year. They continue to explore the ...
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Review: Sothoris “Wpiekłowstąpienie” [More Hate Productions / Misantropia Records / Old Metal Rites / Manifestum Productions]

In the first days of January Polish extreme band Sothoris has returned with their new record Wpiekłowstąpienie with the assistance of More Hate Productions, which focuses on death ...
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Review: God Dethroned “The Christhunt” [Shark Records]

There’s no doubt that the Netherlands produced a huge amount of death metal during its heyday, yet bands such as God dethroned, Asphyx, Pestilence, Thanatos and Sinister proved ...
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Review: Soilwork “Övergivenheten” [Nuclear Blast]

Here is a pretty good Soilwork album, working with interesting melodies and stories, creating a melodic death/power metal hybrid with an identity of its own. The album is ...
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Review: October Tide “A Thin Shell” [Candlelight Records]

Some bands are best off as side-projects and in hindsight, October Tide are one of the best examples why. From the legendary Rain Without End to the already less-inspired Grey Dawn, ...
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Gig report: Nunslaughter & Bezdan (Nasty Abyss)

Club Močvara has lately become the center point of live blasphemy, our necks still sores from last time we saw and break bones on Sadistic Intent some month ...
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Review: Sarcófago “The Laws of Scourge” [Cogumelo Records]

It’s hard to imagine that this is the same band that caused havoc with I.N.R.I. some years prior. Now functioning as a much more dynamic band, Sarcofago unleashes everything that ...
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Review: Hooded Menace “The Tritonus Bell” [Season of Mist]

Nowadays the fear of your favorite doom/death metal band turning into a gothic rock act is clearly irrational, as plenty of doom/death metal bands have been striving to ...
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Review: Dream Unending “Tide Turns Eternal” [20 Buck Spin]

Is there really a thing such as ordinary doom/death metal? Regardless of the style’s stagnation (which arguably became notable in the early 00’s), I believe that most bands ...
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Review: Gwar “The Blood of Gods” [Metal Blade Records]

Where to begin with this one. I think it’s safe to say that after the untimely death of lead vocalist, Dave Brockie, GWAR didn’t have to continue. They ...
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Review: Sadistik Exekution “The Magus” [Vampire Records]

The world is about to end; no signs of redemption are in sight and mankind is doomed; at least, that comes to mind every time I spin Sadistik ...
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Review: Kirkebrann / Visegard “Kirkegard” [Odium Records]

At the end of last year Odium Records have released new split Kirkegard between two Norwegian black metal bands Kirkebrann and Visegard. Actually, this is not their first ...
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Review: Black Blood of the Earth “Bleak Light, Fervent Dark” [Art of the Night Productions]

Polish doom/death metal band Black Blood of the Earth finally has released their debut album Bleak Light, Fervent Dark through underground metal label Art of the Night Productions. ...
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Review: Imperial Triumphant “Spirit of Ecstasy” [Century Media Records]

Let’s have one more trip through Imperial Triumphant’s mix of metal, jazz and weirdness. This new offering manages to be both different from their previous live album I ...
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Review: Lord Bane “Age of Elegance” [Nordic Metal]

The term progressive metal might have lost its clear meaning at this point, but once upon a time, there was a good chance that anything associated with it ...
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Review: Lacrimas Profundere “Memorandum” [Napalm Records]

Lacrimas Profundere’s story isn’t an unfamiliar one; as they were yet one of those bands that ended up exchanging their melodic doom/death metal roots for an accessible gothic ...
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Review: Krisiun “Mortem Solis” [Century Media Records]

Krisiun are back to kick our asses with a loud, heavy and powerful album, with a set of nice but somewhat uneven song. Let’s look at the best ...
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Review: Crystal Darkness “Ascend Saturnine Nebulae” [Red Snow]

By the late 90’s, the better known doom/death metal bands had abandoned the paths of doom and while this must have been a disappointing period for many fans ...
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Review: In Flames “Clayman” [Nuclear Blast]

The view from the top remains unclouded Two years ago I wrote a scathing review about how immensely pitiful the 2020 EP version of this record turned out. ...
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