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Review: Hevilan “Symphony of Good and Evil” [Brutal Records]

This heavy and power metal album with symphonic influences has some good ideas, some slightly more disposable songs, but always some interesting vocal work. The first track, Dark ...
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Review: Cathartic Demise “In Absence”

Ah!! Finally some thrash music to listen, moreover a non-European band which comes straight from lands of the maple syrup. Cathartic Demise hails from Kitchener, a town located ...
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Review: Sigh “Infidel Art” [Cacophonous Records]

Falling between the grim Scorn Defeat and the even stranger, mania of Hail Horror Hail, Infidel Art sees Sigh heading into a theatrical direction that had not been explored before. Now I’m not ...
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Review: Caedes Cruenta “Of Ritual Necrophagia and Mysterious Ghoul Cults” [Helter Skelter / Regain Records]

Third album from Greece’s Caedes Cruenta brings us over an hour of manic macabre metal to upset the neighbours with. Eerie samples, moody synths, melodious riffs, scorching solos, ...
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Review: Lotan “Nihil sacrum” [Uprising!]

Yesterday evening at midnight, everything was ready for the big weekly incantation, for a very Black Metal evening. I had received an EP “Nihil Sacrum” from the Danish band ...
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Review: Amoriello “Dear Dark” [Sliptrick records]

Here is one confused and confusing EP. This is the kind of record where a wild bunch of different ideas are all thrown one after the other and ...
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Review: Chainsword “Blightmarch” [Godz Ov War Productions]

After a couple of singles three years ago Polish death metalheads Chainsword joined the forces with local extreme label Godz ov War Productions to release their first ever ...
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Review: Nodfyr “Eigenheid” [Ván Records]

Ván Records proudly presents the debut full-length album “Eigenheid” from Dutch pagan/heavy metal band Nodfyr, active on the metal scene for ten years now. This 40-minute release is ...
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Review: Terrordome “Straight Outta Smogtown” [Selfmadegod Records]

Fast, furious, fun – that’s Straight Outta Smogtown in 3 words. Carrying the carefree thrash/punk flame of the likes of Anthrax and Suicidal Tendencies, Poland’s Terrordome address the current political climate with their usual ...
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Review: Varang Nord “Pārķiuņa Uomurs” [Sliptrick records]

What do we hear in the distance? A war horn through winter and mist! Varang Nord attacks and the world knows the fury of the warriors from the ...
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Review: Asgardsrei “End of the Night”

”War is hell” William T. Sherman once said. Now the Asgardsrei crew might not have any war experience at all, but I’m sure that they’re aware of this ...
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Review: Fractal Generator “Macrocosmos” [Everlasting Spew Records]

Their second LP after a 6 year wait, Canada’s death metal trio Fractal Generator return with 9 scathing tracks designed to unsettle and stimulate in equal measure. Macrocosmos starts with some ...
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Review: Druadan Forest / Old Sorcery [Werewolf]

The Finnish Werewolf Records, well-known for their black metal collaborations, this February has released the Split of two local bands – Druadan Forest and Old Sorcery, where every ...
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Review: Culted “Nous” [Season of Mist]

After a couple of releases with Relapse Records the Canadian-Swedish formation Culted has joined forces with the label Season of Mist, and this February was published their full-length ...
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Review: Grabunhold “Heldentod” [Iron Bonehead]

As moody and pensive as the ex your mother never liked, Dortmund’s Grabunhold impress with their first full-length, Heldentod, released on Iron Bonehead Productions. It’s black metal, but ...
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Review: Evil “Possessed by Evil” [Dying Victims Productions]

If Japanese old school crossover blackened thrash metal is your thing, then Possessed by Evil by, yep, Evil, might just be up your alley. Sounding like the offspring of Venom and Sodom if it were ...
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Review: Baest “Necro Sapiens” [Century Media Records]

Here is a nice, gory, horror-themed death metal album. Expect a lot of heaviness, brutal themes and a lot of evil fun. First, you have a strange, haunting ...
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Review: Zebadiah Crowe “Lych Milk”

This EP may be a ‘companion piece’ to Zebadiah Crowe’s last release, the remix mini-album The Cloven Hand, but that doesn’t mean Lych Milk isn’t strong enough to ...
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Review: Hogstul “Ominous Fragmenta Tuptdalr”

A band: HOGSTUL, a brain: Kjetil Ytterhus, also keyboardist with PROFANE BURIAL, an album: “Ominous Fragmenta Tuptdalr“. Three long tracks including an eponymous one: “A Nightmare at 40 ...
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Review: WinterMoonShade “WinterMoonShade” [Black Spark Records]

Country of Portugal is well known for having metal bands that does not follow the norm in traditional metal, having in mind their most famous band Moonspell everything ...
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