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Review: Fates Warning “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” [Massacre Records]

There’s something about the directions Fates Warning took throughout the 90’s that just doesn’t sit well with me. Parallels marked the start of the band’s lightweight period and follow-up Inside ...
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Review: Eurkuh “Not at All”

A solid effort from what seems to be a one-man band from Australia, the mysterious Eurkuh take us on a 19-minute black metal tour of his native New ...
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Review: Master “Master” [Nuclear Blast]

While plenty of early death metal bands are often lumped together in the old school death metal category, it’s pretty obvious that sub-variants quickly started to emerge over ...
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Review: Inflabitan “Intrinsic” [Soulseller Records]

This may not be the most interesting album you’ll ever hear, but it does have some real energy that makes it easy to get through, and pretty thrilling ...
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Review: Obscure Sphinx “Epitaphs”

It’s been a while since I wanted to talk about this album, and it’s one of those albums I have indeed spent a lot of time with since ...
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Review: Simulacrum “Genesis” [Frontiers Music]

The Finnish progressive band Simulacrum has got the deal with Italian hard/AOR/prog-oriented music label Frontiers to release their third full-length album “Genesis” after seven years of silence. Adorning ...
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Review: Wych “Agony”

The Canadian core/metal scene this year was expanded by one more new name Wych, presenting this February their first ever record EP “Agony”. Balancing between the heaviest metal ...
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Review: Batushka ”Царю Небесный (Carju Niebieskiej)” [Witching Hour Productions]

Slavonic slayers Batushka’s stageshow is undeniably impressive. Full of gothic splendour, embellished with arcane Russian Orthodox mysticism running through their elaborate and impeccably observed rituals, the masked brigade ...
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Review: Cannibal Corpse ”Violence Unimagined” [Metal Blade Records]

If you’re looking to blow away a few cobwebs after the past year of interminable lockdowns then Cannibal Corpse are indeed a safe bet to do just that. ...
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Review: Vicarivs Filii Dei “Intra Ecclesiam Salus Non Est” [Darker than Black Records]

Intra Ecclesiam Salus Non Est… this particular album really caught me massively off guard. So much so, it was actually a very distressing feeling. When I had listened ...
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Review: Antologi “Chronicles Of Catastrophes” [Vrykoblast Productions]

We seldom hear about underground Thrash bands from Asia. There are great underground bands from this part of the world that await discovery and these guys in Antologi ...
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Review: Aschenvater “Landungsfeldmassaker” [Dead Center Productions]

The brand new band from Germany Aschenvater this year has released their first ever record – EP “Landungsfeldmassaker”; and this April Dead Center Productions has released it, also ...
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Review: Death Chamber “Experiments in Warfare” [Dead Center Productions]

German deathsters Death Chamber this year have released their first full-length album “Experiments in Warfare” after the series of singles; and after one month Dead Center Productions have ...
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Review: Saber Tiger “Decisive” [Edge Trax]

Although progressive/power metal veterans Saber Tiger have been doing their thing since the early 80’s, it took them 11 years to finally release a debut (which is also ...
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Review: Torfrom “Culto al terror” [Australis records]

Only their first full release since their inception in 1992, Chile’s Torfrom bring us their very long-awaited debut LP, Culto Al Terror, a 40-minute death metal sludgefest. Opener ...
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Review: Nazxul “Irkalla” [Seance Records]

Nazxul is a black metal band spawned in Australia in 1993, and to date they have released 2 full lengths in 1995 and 2009. Here we see their ...
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Review: Xenolith “Obscure Reflections” [Careless Records]

Getting into the more obscure branches and scenes of death metal appears to me as a bit challenging. A genre as specific as progressive death metal, to me, ...
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Review: Dawn Ahead “Fallen Anthems” [Art Gates Records]

The debut full-length album “Fallen Anthems” from German band Dawn Ahead was released this spring by Art Gates Records, known for loyal attitude for all the modern metal ...
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Review: Witch Hunt “Rock n´Roll Possession” [Dead Center Productions]

This April Dead Center Productions has re-released digitally the debut album “Rock n’ Roll Possession” of Columbian speed metal band Witch Hunt. And this perky record is like ...
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Review: Wizard “Metal In My Head” [Massacre Records]

Is metal in your head? It will be, by the end of this enjoyably epic and over-the-top heavy metal album. What can you expect from this album? Lots ...
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