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Review: Black Sabbath “The Eternal Idol” [Vertigo Records]

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The 80’s marked the start of inconsistent line-ups, sounds and production values for Black Sabbath. It’s as if Tony Iommi kept adapting more to his singer’s styles rather ...
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Review: Tad Morose “Matters of the Dark” [Century Media Records]

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I don’t know about you, but if you ask me, playing metal shouldn’t be complicated. Have a vocalist who can sing in tune, play a few riffs that ...
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Review: Tad Morose “Undead” [Century Media Records]

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By no means am I huge fan of Tad Morose, but I can see why they’d appeal to fans of heavier power metal and for a quick comparison, ...
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Review: Pyrexia “Gravitas Maximus” [Unique Leader]

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There was only three-year gap between the previous LP of Pyrexia and their new creation Gravitas Maximus, which will be released in December by deathcore/death metal label Unique ...
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Review: Unto Others ”Strength” [Roadrunner Records]

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With shiny diamonds and tarnished gold comes bittersweet emotions… I got into Idle Hands around the release of their debut album Mana back in 2019 via the traits ...
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Review: U.D.O. “Game Over” [AFM Records]

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After three years of relative silence German legends U.D.O. have returned with a brand new record Game Over, highly and proudly holding the banner of heavy metal. And ...
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Review: Vicious Rumors “Digital Dictator” [Roadrunner Records]

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Although it would take Vicious Rumors three years to release a second album, Digital Dictator would be the definite album of this band and it’s easy to see why. There’s ...
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Review: Virgin Steele “Life Among the Ruins” [Shark Records]

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After the semi-epic Age of Consent, it would take Virgin Steele five years to release an actual follow-up and while that record saw the band getting their act together, Life ...
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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: Fates Warning “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” [Massacre Records]

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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: Anthem “Bound to Break” [Nexus]

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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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Video interview with Fuck the Facts

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Interview video with Fuck the Facts – Grindcore legend from Canada! https://www.facebook.com/FuckTheFacts https://www.instagram.com/fckthefacts ...
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Review: Demoniac “So It Goes” [Edged Circle]

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The Chilean thrashers Demoniac have returned this year with a brand new album “So It goes” after three years of silence (apart from the Live record year ago), ...
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Review: Anthem “Gypsy Ways” [Nexus]

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Perhaps Anthem were trying to gain (more) commercial success here, or perhaps they felt like relying more on the vocals than usual, but Gypsy Ways is the oddball in the ...
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Review: Virgin Steele “The House of Atreus – Act II” [T&T Records]

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While David DeFeis’ ambitious perspective was an undeniable force that drove him forward during the 90’s, it would only be a matter of time before this would get ...
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Review: Arch / Matheos “Sympathetic Resonance” [Metal Blade Records]

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Having John Arch back in business is a great thing, it really is – but what happens if his talents aren’t used properly and the orphan gypsy has ...
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Review: Anthem “Tightrope” [Nexus]

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When it comes down to Japanese heavy metal, Loudness are probably the first band you’d think of and while that’s understandable, I’ve always preferred Anthem in terms of ...
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Review: Virgin Steele “Invictus” [T&T Records]

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Sometimes you stumble upon an album that’s enjoyable on its own, but compared to what a band had released before just feels a bit pale, you know? Think ...
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Review: Arch / Matheos “Winter Ethereal” [Metal Blade Records]

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It’s been some years since John Arch and Jim Matheos formed Arch/Matheos and once I’ve heard the two men would come up with a second album, I wasn’t ...
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Review: Anthem “Domestic Booty” [Nexus]

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When band members leave and get replaced, it’s often a question whether the shoes aren’t too big to fill. In Anthem’s case, this wasn’t an issue once vocalist ...
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