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Review: Wyrd Visions – Half-Eaten Guitar

Review: Wyrd Visions – Half-Eaten Guitar
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Half-Eaten Guitar is mostly Colin Bergh with an acoustic guitar making folk music with a few interesting variations, like the whistling on “Bog Lord.” … read more

Review: The Wakedead Gathering – Fuscus: Strings of the Black Lyre

Review: The Wakedead Gathering – Fuscus: Strings of the Black...
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The Wakedead Gathering Fuscus: Strings of the Black Lyre I, Voidhanger Records Street: 2.05 The Wakedead Gathering = early Katatonia + Repulsion x Godflesh The band name completely threw me

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Reviews: Teitanblood – Death

Reviews: Teitanblood – Death
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Even though I’m now a pile of pulverized flesh and bodily fluid as a result, listening to Teitanblood’s latest offering was the best decision of my adult life. The second you hit “play” on your stereo, a carnal swarm of everything capable of kicking ass begins mercilessly bludgeoning you with the filthiest, evilest death metal ever created. … read more

Review: Sorcier des Glaces – North

Review: Sorcier des Glaces – North
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This Québécois group has had something special and unique going on since the ’90s, and despite being underground in most regards, they’ve never put out a mediocre album. I first heard them through their split with Monarque, another under appreciated yet highly skilled and awesome band from the same side of our Northern neighboring country. Have Sorcier des Glaces lost their touch of frosty, sinister, Canadian black metal with this album, you ask? … read more

Local Review: The Blind Guide – The Feast

Local Review: The Blind Guide – The Feast
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I thought I was reviewing an ambient soundtrack before this finally picked up momentum, more than five minutes into Track 3. The first two songs consist of a spoken-word intro and a dreamy, ambient synth track. … read more

Review: Wolvserpent – Aporia:Kāla:Ananta

Review: Wolvserpent – Aporia:Kāla:Ananta
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Wolvserpent = later Ulver + Mournful Congregation x Wardruna
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Review: Tempel – On The Steps Of The Temple

Review: Tempel – On The Steps Of The Temple
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I’m not usually a fan of instrumental metal and most post-metal gives me rage-induced symptoms resembling a mix of dengue and dysentery. On The Steps Of The Temple has more heaviness to it than its brothers in the genre and on the first track, “Mountain,” I caught my head doing something resembling banging along to the death-metally riffs and double bass grooves on the drums.  … read more