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Review: In Grief “Echoes of Doom” [Ablaze Productions / Ripping Storm Records]

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Since In Grief’s An Eternity of Misery has recently come out, I decided to revisit the EP that I had heard years ago, but back then had quickly forgotten about. ...
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Review: Syrach “Silent Seas” [Autonomy Productions]

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Unlike several other countries, Norway’s contribution to the development of doom/death metal has been limited, but that did not mean that the country’s been without important figures. Bands ...
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Review: Asphyx “The Rack” [Century Media Records]

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Long-lasting doom/death metal veterans Asphyx were one of the earliest bands from Holland that slowed the hell down once speeding up became the norm. Quickly joined by Martin ...
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Review: Crystal Darkness “Ascend Saturnine Nebulae” [Red Snow]

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By the late 90’s, the better known doom/death metal bands had abandoned the paths of doom and while this must have been a disappointing period for many fans ...
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Review: Delirium “Zzooouhh” [Prophecy]

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How many Celtic Frost-inspired doom/death metal bands does one need in their life? While this would clearly depend on your love for Celtic Frost and doom/death metal, I’m ...
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Review: Tiamat “Sumerian Cry” [C.M.F.T. Productions]

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There are a few albums out there that marked the harsh beginning of several bands that seem to be underrated, or perhaps underappreciated nowadays. Think of Therion’s Of Darkness…, ...
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Review: Runemagick “Darkness Death Doom” [Aftermath Music]

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For some reason I was convinced that Darkness Death Doom was the Runemagick album that changed the band’s dynamics for the worst, but fortunately I was rather mistaken. Yes, the ...
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Review: Mystic Charm “Shadows of the Unknown” [Shiver Records]

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There are a few misconceptions that people who are new to metal usually make. One includes the assumption that anything slightly slower than a sub-genre’s usual trademarks would ...
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Review: Silent Stream of Godless Elegy “Iron” [Leviathan Records]

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Along with Hypnotic Scenery and Dissolving of Prodigy, Silent Stream of Godless Elegy were one of the leaders of the Czech doom/death metal movement and just like many ...
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Review: Tiamat “Clouds” [Century Media Records]

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Tiamat are certainly no favorite band of mine, but I can’t deny that there was something unique about their early records… for better or worse. Even the occult ...
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Review: Grindmaster Dead “Stronger than Love”

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Although criticism regarding technology is often justified, you’ll have to admit that if it weren’t for the internet, several obscure metal gems probably had not been discovered by ...
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Review: Golgotha “Melancholy” [Repulse Records]

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Golgotha caught me by surprise, as I’ve never heard anyone mention this band before and they also originate from Spain. Granted, I know very little about Spain to ...
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Review: Etherial Winds “Find the Way… Together” [Cyber Music]

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Thanks to that decent piece of artwork that brings to mind nostalgia and romanticism, you’d think that Etherial Winds were yet another forgotten band that released one solid ...
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Review: Hooded Menace “Fulfill the Curse” [Razorback Recordings]

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Although Hooded Menace managed to keep the doom/death metal spirit alive while evolving at the same time, this band hasn’t always interested me as much as they do ...
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Review: Castle “Castle” [Malodorous Mangled Innards Records]

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It’s almost tempting to believe that any obscure doom/death metal release from its heyday turns out to be a lost classic, but there’s a lot of good stuff ...
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Review: Majestic Downfall “Aorta” [Personal Records]

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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: Paradise Lost “Drown in Darkness – The Early Demos” [Century Media Records]

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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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Review: Majestic Downfall “Waters of Fate” [Chaos Records]

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It often fascinates me how certain bands manage to out-play the ones they were inspired by in the first place. Enter Majestic Downfall, who must have studied October ...
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Review: Assumption “The Three Appearances” [Sentient Ruin]

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Earlier this year, we saw the vinyl repress of The Three Appearances by the Italian death-doom group Assumption, and it is a monster of a record. From the ...
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Review: Dark Millennium “Ashore the Celestial Burden” [Massacre Records]

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Sometimes you stumble upon a unique band that that figuring out their obvious influences results in a massive headache. Enter Dark Millennium, who are a complete oddball of ...
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