Solace Of Requiem - Casting Ruin
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.0
It took me a lot of thought to determine my true impression of this album. It's not as though Solace Of Requiem play such an esoteric style of music that I couldn't comprehend it; but sometimes I find it difficult to ascertain just what kind of an atmosphere they are aiming for, and how often I hear Solace Of Requiem versus how often I try to hear other bands in them.

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Silent Call - Truth's Redemption
Review by R'Vannith
7.5
Integral and clean progressive metal. It's a rare thing to come by in this day and age when pervasive trends seem to infiltrate every aspect of the genre, to its general declination as less and less sounds endeavour to provide generic stability and assurance. Thankfully we have bands like Silent Call.

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Stigmhate - Zodacare Od Zodameranu
Review by wormdrink414
6.0
Zodameranu isn't the kind of album that will get your neuronal pistons firing in any kind of unique or strained way. You could call it cruise-control black metal, and that'd be fair.

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Moab - Billow
Review by R'Vannith
7.6
Billow is a peculiar undulation. Like a sprightly psychedelic will-o'-the-wisp it entices those on the watch for regular doom in a direction well off the beaten path, all to experience the short duration of unexpectedly infiltrative riff scuff. Strangely jovial things begin to take shape in the haze, and Moab happily loom over doom with an eagerness to mix an eccentric concoction.

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Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
Review by R'Vannith
7.8
Merely hoping for their tunes to be deemed catchy isn't Black Moth's manner of proceeding. Cunningly combining rock 'n' roll energies and a darkly charred stoner metal presentation, it seems that they would condemn passable song writing to deliver catchy tunes by natural force of habit.

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Gunfire - Age Of Supremacy
Review by R Lewis
7.4
Gunfire's first new music in ten years brings all the classic metal you could ever need.

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Midnight Sin - Sex First
Review by Doc Godin
3.9
Good lord. Sleaze metal revival? Are we actually still doing this? Ugh. Midnight Sin, if this album ever had any value, it's about a decade past it's "best before" date.

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Irreversible - Surface
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
Atlanta, Georgia's Irreversible mark a return to the glorious past with their latest release Surface. Gone are the hardcore/alternative elixirs from their last two releases, Ashes and Thorn. Back are the post metal capstones from Sins and Light.

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Supported event

Deicide: In The Minds Of Evil North American Tour 2014

USA, Denver, CO (Summit Music Hall)
19 October 2014

Deicide
Septicflesh
Inquisition
Abysmal Dawn
Carach Angren
Staff pick
Pervy Perkin - Ink
Prog

In the grand scheme of things this album has got one strength and one weakness. At the core of it the reason is one and the same. This album is so packed with different and great ideas, it's really becoming ridiculous. However, this also accounts for the length of the album and the lack of consistent direction in development of said ideas and thus it appears to be all over the place. High marks for the début effort and future promise, though.

Listen to the full album over at Bandcamp.

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The last known line-up listed above recorded the 1992 promo which featured two songs written by Erik Rutan and the other written by Shaune Kelley. After Erik left, and while Scott Hornick was still in the band, Ripping Corpse went into the studio and laid down the instrumental tracks for their second studio album. Unfortunately these tracks were never mixed and no vocals were ever recorded.

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