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Review: Exises “Reternity” [Cymbeline Records]

How often do bands become better after taking a ten year gap between their debut and their follow up? Yeah, not many, but sci-fi geeks Exises were a ...
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Review: The Body “I’ve Seen All I Need to See” [Thrill Jockey Records]

The Body is a band that I have been enjoying since their 2018 album “I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer”. Though I haven’t had ...
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Review: Monte Penumbra “As Blades in the Firmament” [End All Life Productions / Oration Records]

The Portugal experimental blacksters Monte Penumbra have returned this March with a new creation “As Blades in the Firmament”, more and more descending into deep murky waters of ...
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Review: Orden Ogan “Final Days” [AFM Records]

This March the German metal stars Orden Ogan have released their seventh full-length album “Final Days”, based more on dark sci-fi themes during these apocalyptic times. And once ...
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Review: Cruentus “Night Embrace Me”

This is an album with a few good ideas, even though it’s overall not that special. It’s a nice blend of black and thrash metal that’s somewhat enjoyable ...
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Review: Montuln “Arquetipo” [Australis records]

Way too good to be black metal, not quite heavy enough to death metal, it’s the melodic and melancholy Arquetipo from Chile’s Montuln. Chilean metal hasn’t seen much ...
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Review: Distant Past “The Final Stage” [Pure Steel Records]

In Switzerland, we have: the banking system, the cows (usually black & white), the Milka chocolate, Ovomaltine, the “Grasshopers” at Zürich, some famous headquarters of international organizations and ...
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Review: Vicarivs Filii Dei “Non Cogitant sed Tamen Sunt” [Darker than Black Records]

Non Cogitant sed Tamen Sunt is an album that if ever given the opportunity, I’m sure I would be able to write so much more about it that ...
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Review: Vicarivs Filii Dei “Index Librorum Prohibitorum” [Hell Awaits Records]

If my review of Index Librorum Prohibitorum seems out of place in parts, it’s only due to the fact that I had listened to Vicarivs Filii Dei‘s second ...
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Review: Zaratus “In The Days Of Whore” [Ván Records]

The experimental black metal scene this year can heave a sigh of release, the new Grecian band Zaratus has worked hard, presenting this blend of modern and classical ...
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Review: Necropanther “In Depths We Sleep”

On March 12th, the Colorado-based band Necropanther has released independently their latest EP “In Depths We sleep”, which this time belongs to their guitarist Paul Anop. Between the ...
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Review: Anthem “Bound to Break” [Nexus]

Between the mediocre debut and Anthem‘s final record that would feature Eizo Sakamoto for a while, this band would keep getting better and better, as Bound to Break is yet ...
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Review: Totale Vernichtung “Feuerbestattung” [Darker than Black Records]

Totale Vernichtung… Feuerbestattung… This album, in its entirety is the epitome of all that is held dear, and beautiful. Feuerbestattung is an album that from beginning to end ...
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Review: Totale Vernichtung “Feuer und Krieg”

I have so many thoughts, feelings, and emotions about Feuer und Krieg when listening to it. This album, in its entirety, is such an exquisite beginning to the ...
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Review: Totale Vernichtung “Die pechschwarze Artillerie” [Darker than Black Records]

I want to make something perfectly clear in this review. Antimessiah / Totale Vernichtung is a true gift that has been graced upon this world. His immaculate vocal ...
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Review: Zebulon Kosted “Torches Behind The Waterfall” [Hammerkrieg Productions]

I’m really excited to be writing this review, as Torches Behind the Waterfall was my 2020 album of the year release. The first track “The Second Enantiodromia” is ...
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Review: Snær “Frozen Alchemy”

The United States of America are synonymous with freedom for many, it is also the lands of the Big Four. However by dint of aging and remaining on ...
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Review: Astralvm “Awakening”

A cosmic journey through space and time… As I am writing this review, it’s not often that I listen to older material before listening to newer material; as ...
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Review: FØG “La niebla de las ánimas” [Australis records]

What do we know about Chile, this South American country stuck between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Cordillera? Not much! Oh sure, Allende or Pinochet remind something ...
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Review: Szary Wilk “Wrath” [Putrid Cult]

In the land of Solidarnosc, Metal music is king: Vader, Decapitated and for Black metal in all its forms: Behemoth, Batushka, Mgla, Darzamat as well as a multitude ...
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