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Review: Denigrate “Blackguard” [Inverse Records]

I have no idea what I’m in for when I listen to an album, but what I need to do is remember that I am reviewing a stand-alone ...
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Review: Kreator “Coma of Souls” [Noise Records]

One fascinating aspect that made many thrash metal bands great was their ability to evolve within a style that clearly has its limits. Sodom started with their outbreak ...
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Review: Parris Hyde “Unlock Your Freedom” [Music for the Masses / MISSLEADER]

This has been a tough review to write. I have listened to this album so many times yet am battling to describe it… and not because it’s bad, ...
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Review: Cruentus “Fossilized” [Kvlt und Kaos Productions]

Blackened thrash is overall a pretty simple style in execution- it’s practically where black metal as a whole got its start, with the extreme take that Celtic Frost ...
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Review: Downcross “Hexapoda Triumph” [Cavum Atrum Rex / Purity Through Fire]

Early spring was marked by the release of the new record Hexapoda Triumph from Belarusian black metal band Downcross via local underground label Cavum Atrum Rex. And with ...
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Review: Deimoon “The Nocturnes – First Act: The Hour of Wrath”

The new Polish/French band Deimoon has officially begun their musical path, releasing debut EP The Nocturnes – First Act: The Hour of Wrath utterly independently. This EP was ...
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Review: Ekoa “Chrysalis”

I always feel a flutter of excitement whenever a debut makes it my way. Big or small, it’s a refreshing reminder that there is no shortage of creative ...
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Review: Patria “Hexerei” [Dawnrazor Records / Ketzer Records / Helvete Records]

When I think of Brazilian black metal, or South American extreme metal general, I usually think of music that sounds extremely barbaric and primal. It almost seems to ...
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Review: The Black Disorder “The Acceptance of Humiliation” [Iron, Blood and Death Corporation]

One of the reasons that black metal is one of my favorite metal genres is because of how dynamic it can be. While you can have a band ...
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Review: Hellgrimm “Ritual”

For every song there are two audiences: the one intended and the one eventually found. The difference between the two can range between disheartening and laughable. Small intimate ...
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Gig Review: Hypocrisy, Septicflesh, The Agonist & Horizon Ignited @ Quantic Pub, Bucharest- October 25th 2022

On the evening of October 25th, I headed to Quantic Pub to finally see Hypocrisy, Septicflesh, The Agonist, and Horizon Ignited. (I was late a bit) I arrived by the ...
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Review: As Divine Grace “Romantic Beatitude of Faded Dawn” [Folter Records]

What’s the deal with the dramatic side of doom/death metal and pretentious album titles? I’ve stumbled upon Desire’s Infinity… A Timeless Journey Through an Emotional Dream and Love History’s The Astral ...
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Review: Lychlake “The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus”

A year or so ago English symphonic extreme metal band Lychlake has released their first ever record – LP The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus and entirely independently. Balancing ...
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Review: Hellfox “The Call” [Music for the Masses]

At the start of the year Italian band Hellfox has released their first full-length album The Call via local label Music for the Masses, specializing in hard rock ...
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Review: Wednesday 13 “Horrifier” [Napalm Records]

Horror-themed bands are my favorite kind of gimmicky/novelty acts, and with Wednesday 13, I think I’ve found one of the most entertaining ones. This is an album that ...
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Review: C.K.O. “Are You With Me” [Sliptrick Records]

As anybody who knows even a little bit about heavy metal probably knows, the genre owes its inspiration to another genre that preceded the genre by a few ...
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Review: Hats Barn “Y.a.HW.e.H” [Osmose Productions]

It’s a point that probably doesn’t need to be brought up on a website called “Antichrist Magazine”, but good grief how terrible is religious music? I don’t refer ...
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Review: Kreator “Extreme Aggression” [Noise Records]

Generally, bands go through their classic phase as they often release a series of goodies before changing style or watering down by becoming shadows of their former selves. ...
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Review: Cabal “Magno Interitus” [Nuclear Blast Records]

This is one blackened death/industrial/whatever metal with a punch. While it’s not always great, this album has a rather interesting sound, and an energy and a sense of ...
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Review: The Dark Horde “The Calling”

One year ago Australian one-man project The Dark Horde has released their debut album The Calling inviting a bunch of local musicians. This album was released independently, without ...
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