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Review: Savatage “Hall of the Mountain King” [Atlantic Records]

Let me get something off my chest right away: by no means am I a huge Savatage fan. I enjoy plenty of their early stuff, but even back ...
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Review: Saber Tiger “Invasion” [Tusk Force]

It’s 1992 and Japanese metal is going through some undeniable changes. Anthem are standing on their last legs before collapsing and Loudness delivers a respectful comeback before turning ...
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Review: KLAMM “Misanthropocene” [Disharmonia Records]

On the first day of summer Disharmonia Records have released third full-length album Misanthropocene of German atmospheric black metal band Klamm, after seven years of meaningful silence. Three ...
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Review: GoreThrone “The Descension”

This April young American deathsters GoreThrone have released independently their very first record, 17-minute EP The Descension. And without any promotional help from the labels, Gorethrone’s music cries ...
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Gig review: Metal Rise Gig Lviv @ August 14, 2021 / Ukraine

Well, shalom dear friends and metal family! How was this hot summer for you? Maybe you’ve seen some gigs? I think they slowly come back after two-years-break. So, ...
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Review: Virgin Steele “Life Among the Ruins” [Shark Records]

After the semi-epic Age of Consent, it would take Virgin Steele five years to release an actual follow-up and while that record saw the band getting their act together, Life ...
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Review: Iron Maiden “Senjutsu” [Parlophone Records]

There will be no arguing that Iron Maiden became legends long time ago, I guess and they can afford to not release a new music at all. Everybody ...
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Review: Tombstoner “Victims of Vile Torture” [Redefining Darkness Records]

Are you ready for some kick ass super-heavy death metal? Something brutal and fun with lots of energy through and through? Because that’s what you’ll get with this ...
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Review: Apostolica “Haeretica Ecclesia” [Scarlet Records]

Take a modern Power Metal like Sabaton, Orden Ogan or Warkings, add some pathos and pseudo-church organs lavishly like Powerwolf and some calls for apocalypse with a little ...
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Review: Metal Church “Hanging in the Balance” [Rising Sun Productions]

There are two things you can be certain about when it comes down to Metal Church. For one, they retained a sense of integrity over the decades. Second ...
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Review: Sodom “Bombenhagel” [Steamhammer/SPV]

German Thrash Metal icon Sodom will celebrate its 40 years anniversary soon. In this regard (and to show a sign of life to the fans) the band released ...
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Review: Argesh “Excommunica” [Nero Corvino]

A competent, enjoyable slaying of the gods with room for improvement Hailing from one of the northernmost regions of Italy, Argesh offer a whopping dose of crushing staccato ...
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Review: Savatage “Gutter Ballet” [Atlantic Records]

When bands depart from their earlier and often heavier sound, there are always some obvious risks involved. Some bands get away with it, but I’d argue that most ...
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Review: Snake Bite Whisky “Black Candy” [Sliptrick records]

After three years of silence Australian sleaze rock band Snake Bite Whisky has released their second full-length album “Black Candy” through Sliptrick Records, continuing to develop their joyous ...
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Review: Gore Dimension “Ethereal Realm” [Coyote Records]

This spring Russian extreme metal label Coyote Records has released the debut album “Ethereal Realm” of Turkish death metal band Gore Dimension, successfully combining classical brutal death metal ...
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Review: Majestic Downfall “Aorta” [Personal Records]

Although I’m pretty fond of Majestic Downfall, I should admit that they’re a strange band to my ears. On one hand, they’ve certainly improved over time, as the ...
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Review: Laparotomy “Ascendancy through Hypnagogic Thought Process” [VTLE Productions / CDN Records]

Within the torrential nightmare of trying to find intriguing slam death metal, one is bound to find a gem among the rough. Laparotomy, in my opinion, is one ...
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Review: The Ruins of Beverast “Rain upon the Impure” [Ván Records]

Like an ugly, yet captivating painting that somehow manages to capture’s one attention, Rain upon the Impure is one of those things that could only fall under the category of ...
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Review: Metal Church “Masterpeace” [Nuclear Blast America]

I’m not sure why, but I can’t help but think that Metal Church’s later period has been rather overlooked. A shame, really, as I’ve recently dived into the ...
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Review: Paradise Lost “Drown in Darkness – The Early Demos” [Century Media Records]

While I’ll clearly call myself a Paradise Lost fan, Drown in Darkness – The Early Demos wasn’t something I was necessarily looking forward to. Lost Paradise still ranks as the worst ...
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