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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 2

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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1

Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.

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Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn

Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.

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Feed Her To The Sharks - Fortitude

Feed Her To The Sharks's Fortitude is a solid metalcore record from a band bringing renewed passion to the genre. While the songs follow a simple formula, the band's driving rhythms and unstoppable energy set it apart. The aggression is impeccable and the melody is heartbreaking.

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Posted: 25.02.2015 by Susan | Comments (1)

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Burweed - Hide

Hide is initially reticent about its atmospheric sludge, and only toward its end will its basis become apparent.

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Posted: 23.02.2015 by R'Vannith | Comments (0)

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An Autumn For Crippled Children - The Long Goodbye

Guess which made up metal genre term I'm not going to mention once?

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Posted: 22.02.2015 by tea[m]ster | Comments (27)

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Halshug - Blodets Bånd

The person who tells me what is happening in this picture will be rewarded 20 euros. I'm serious.

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Posted: 21.02.2015 by Ilham | Comments (23)

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Scanner - The Judgement

It's not every day that an ancient German speed metal band returns from the dead. Guitarist Axel "A.J." Julius has brought Scanner back into the studio after a lengthy period of inactivity for The Judgement, their first album in 13 years - the first since 2002's relatively unusual Scantropolis. 13 years is a long time - since then, I've learned how to drive, tie my shoes, and… well, that's about it. But what have Scanner learned?

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Posted: 20.02.2015 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (0)

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Melechesh - Enki

Hails unto Enki, he whose home is water. Patron of Eridu, creator and mischief-maker. Blesser of the holy Melechesh.

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Posted: 20.02.2015 by Apothecary | Comments (15)

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Elder - Lore

If Elder have a lesson for their listeners in Lore, it's to keep on moving. There isn't anything profound in this, they'll just never stop for long and lay a riff to rest in a stagnant position, leaving it idle to overstay its welcome. Ineffectual repetition is skilfully bypassed, and, consequently, their third full-length effort features five elongated tracks with a high level of stoner metal detail and continuity.

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Posted: 20.02.2015 by R'Vannith | Comments (11)

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Finsterforst - Mach Dich Frei

It seems common now that the pagan genre directs its view onto modern themes and problems. The most popular examples include Varg or Equilibrium. And while mentioning those two, it's most convenient to change topic to the new Finsterforst album, which is best described by a mixture of the aforementioned bands. Mach Dich Frei is the fourth studio album of the neo-pagan warriors from the black forest, after which the band is named. And indeed, it is a worthy one.

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Posted: 19.02.2015 by Windrider | Comments (3)

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Thrashless - Cult Of Fear

Thrashless might have missed the popular thrash revival bandwagon as it sped popularly by in the past several years, but leaving it all at that would be to miss the general point of the popular thrash revival you know. Namely, popular thrash had been revived, so the point was that thrash had never died, it just wasn't very popular. That is to say that "popular" thrash just wasn't a very popular genre for a couple decades, and so on.

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Posted: 19.02.2015 by wormdrink414 | Comments (2)

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Primitive Man - Home Is Where The Hatred Is

Primitive Man makes music of the sort that primitive men probably would have made if they had access to big amps and, in this case, some Relapse recording facilities. Maybe that won't be a shock considering their name, but it is rare that a band's name fits as well as theirs does. Slayer, I mean, or Mayhem? Aura Noir, which isn't even English, Jeff Loomis, Cro-Mags etc. Primitive Man fits Primitive Man though. They play like they hunt and gather to survive and will die in some way involving teeth, their own or otherwise.

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Posted: 19.02.2015 by wormdrink414 | Comments (1)

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Ur Draugr - The Wretched Ascetic

Ur Draugr certainly know how to draw a punter in. Indeed, who can resist wanting to listen to a release with a cover featuring what looks like a giant creepy grown up foetus doing some weeding by pulling up entire trees from the ground. And couple that with a cool title like The Wretched Ascetic and one instantly thinks "this has to be good." Yet, as we all know, judging anything by its cover is a path fraught with risk.

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Posted: 18.02.2015 by deadone | Comments (6)

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Volahn - Aq'Ab'Al

The Black Twilight Circle… They are onto something. Something good. Something unique.

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Posted: 18.02.2015 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (9)

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0 X í S T - One Eon

Doom metal is a nice genre that manages to breathe fresh air every now and then, although the concept behind it is older than in most other styles. On the other hand, there is the heavy and dragging approach that it has always been, which is exactly what you get when listening to 0 X í S T's new album One Eon. A deep bass together with melancholy laden guitars, slowly punching drums and both harsh and clean vocals. So basically you get the idea: it's doom.

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Posted: 18.02.2015 by Windrider | Comments (1)

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