Review: DHG / Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega

Review: DHG / Dødheimsgard – A Umbra Omega
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DHG / Dødheimsgard = Ved Buens Ende + Strid + Ephel Duath  … read more

Review: Raven – Darkest Days
Review: Archagathus – Dehumanizer

Review: Archagathus – Dehumanizer
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Archagathus = Agathocles + Repulsion + Napalm Death … read more

Review: Morbus Chron – Sweven

Review: Morbus Chron – Sweven
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The album, while retaining similarities of the band’s past, has moved the term “forward-thinking death metal” to new territory. The album, at its core, shuffles the straight-up death metal tag. … read more

Review: Metsatöll – Karjajuht

Review: Metsatöll – Karjajuht
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Folk metal exists with many bands doing different things—most mix other genres of metal with folk elements like melodic death, black or death metal. Others exist outside those boundaries. Estonia’s Metsatöll are one of those bands. … read more

Review: Grave – Morbid Ascent

Review: Grave – Morbid Ascent
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Slip on your mucky moshing shoes and live it up with this EP: five tracks of gritty, classic Swedish death to tide you over until the next full-length abomination from Grave. … read more

Local Reviews: Schrei Aus Stein

Local Reviews: Schrei Aus Stein
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This two-track EP from Schrei Aus Stein offers up some morsels of music as a precursor to the band’s upcoming third full-length, Cervin, coming soon from this one-man project, on Crucial Blast Records. With a limited release on cassette, grab this while it’s hot.
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Review: Satanic Ripper – Southern Black Spells

Review: Satanic Ripper – Southern Black Spells
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Satanic Ripper = Sarcófago + Destroyer 666 + Sepultura (old) … read more

Review: Pneuma Hagion – Trinity Demo
Review: Candlemass – The Door to Doom

Review: Candlemass – The Door to Doom
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The Door to Doom is a great gap-bridger of the group’s older works and the newer sound. It terrifically manages the older and more melodic realms of albums like the debut, Epicus Doomicus Metallicus/, yet distills the harder, bombastic riffs of King of the Grey Islands and the last record, Psalms for the Dead. … read more