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Musmahhu - Reign Of The Odious

2018 was a damn good year for death metal and it's just January of 2019 and we're already seeing that the trend continues into 2019.

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Posted: 19.01.2019 by RaduP | Comments (6)

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Obed Marsh - Dunwich

Imagine still reviewing 2018 albums. This review was made by 2019 gang.

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Posted: 19.01.2019 by RaduP | Comments (0)

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Second To Sun - The Walk

What has bigger, emptier forests than Norway? Russia. What has colder, frostier winters than Norway? Russia. Where did we go for our black metal in 2018? Well, a lot of places. Sweden for Funeral Mist, the US for None, Greece for Varathron, Iceland for, like, 20 bands… but also Russia.

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Posted: 15.01.2019 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (9)

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Lochrian Poem - Snow

Think atmospheric doom has been done to death? Think again. This time, we do it differently. That's what avant-garde means, right?

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Posted: 13.01.2019 by RaduP | Comments (3)

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Délirant - Délirant

Likely less of a later-year impact as Sulphur Aeon, but still not worth ignoring, we've had releases from the collective known as Mystiskaos both released on the second day of Christmas. We talked about Guðveiki; let's talk about Délirant, too.

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Posted: 13.01.2019 by RaduP | Comments (4)

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Evoken - Hypnagogia

The light of day fades away, the sky's colour becomes deep red and an owl is sitting on the remains of a destroyed fence, once made of wood and wire. Winter is here and what better way to "celebrate" than a new Evoken album? Prepare to feel utterly devastated after having listened to Hypnagogia in its entirety. There is nothing ebullient about it. Nothing at all.

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Posted: 10.01.2019 by nikarg | Comments (6)

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Black Tongue - Nadir

It's wonderful to see that "deathcore" stopped being an insult a while ago. Black Tongue is one of the bands to thank for that.

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Posted: 09.01.2019 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (8)

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Sulphur Aeon - The Scythe Of Cosmic Chaos

Speaking of last-minute surprises, Lovecraftian death metallers Sulphur Aeon decided to give us their offering ten days before the year ended, giving us just enough time to reconsider our end-of-year lists.

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Posted: 09.01.2019 by RaduP | Comments (8)

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Svartidauði - Revelations Of The Red Sword

Icelandic black metal has been all the rage in the past few years, mostly thanks to their previous record, but releasing a follow-up to such an important album after six years will certainly bring high expectations.

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Posted: 09.01.2019 by RaduP | Comments (3)

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Guðveiki - Vængför

Start your new year off the right way: by pledging allegiance to the Unholy Church of Mystiskaos.

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Posted: 04.01.2019 by Apothecary | Comments (4)

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Death In June - Essence!

2019 is now upon us, but before we truly embark, let's talk about why 2018 was a significant year for neofolk, one other distant relative of metal.

There's Death In June...

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Posted: 04.01.2019 by RaduP | Comments (7)

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Virgin Black - Requiem - Pianissimo

"All is lost but hope" were the last words sang by Rowan London on Virgin Black's sophomore album, released back in 2003. 15 years later, with a decade long hiatus, and the Requiem series finally completed… These words remain as truthful as ever.

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Posted: 31.12.2018 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (2)

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Heads For The Dead - Serpent's Curse

Serpent's Curse is the effort of multi-instrumentalist Jonny Pettersson of Wombbath fame and Revel In Flesh's vocalist, Ralf Hauber, to produce music that could be the score of an old-school horror film. You know, those films that feature witches burned at the stake, virgins sacrificed and devilish priests performing unholy ceremonies that result in a mess of corn syrup mixed with red food colouring.

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Posted: 30.12.2018 by nikarg | Comments (3)

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Artillery - The Face Of Fear

Artillery showed us a new face with 2013's Legions, a clean, traditional heavy metal sound rather different from what the band had been known for. 2016's Penalty By Perception undertook a harsher course correction, driving back into thrash. The Face Of Fear splits the difference.

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Posted: 28.12.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (6)

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Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals Part II

Usually when albums about death are memorable, it's due to how personal they feel. Death Karma, a project by Cult Of Fire members, took the cultural approach to talking about death. Here's the second part of their "study" of death rituals from around the world.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by RaduP | Comments (2)

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Whoredom Rife - Nid: Hymner Av Hat

Yep, this is Norwegian black metal.

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Posted: 27.12.2018 by RaduP | Comments (4)