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In The Company Of Serpents - Merging In Light

Masturbation.

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Posted: 08.12.2014 by Ilham | Comments (8)

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Triosphere - The Heart Of The Matter

Timeless, yearning, nostalgic, and burning like a fire on the shoreline's edge that doesn't quit no matter how hard the waves crash, Triosphere's third full-length is so solid I am unable to choose my favorite songs, and instead am left just saying "all of them."

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Posted: 07.12.2014 by dismaleuphony | Comments (10)

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Cavalera Conspiracy - Pandemonium

The ever industrious Max Cavalera is back with his Cavalera Conspiracy project that includes his brother, Igor. With a release schedule that sees him releasing one album every year either with Cavalera Conspiracy or Soulfly, one instantly wonders whether Pandemonium will be a good album. After all, quantity does not necessarily imply quality. Indeed, the last few albums have seen a mixed response from the fan base and critics alike, which overall seems to indicate overall quality is at least inconsistent.

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Posted: 07.12.2014 by deadone | Comments (5)

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Schammasch - Contradiction

Extreme metal Easter eggs hunt. Can you find them all?

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Posted: 06.12.2014 by Ilham | Comments (38)

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Arctic Sleep - Passage Of Gaia

Encountering the influence of post-rock within the confines of doom metal isn't a commonality, as the prevalence of generic tendencies that seem so entrenched in doom would make such claims seem superficial and false. As the title indicates, Passage Of Gaia possesses a lush and vibrant individuality of sound that unusually projects the general despondency of a genre in a palpably fresh way. Original life and inspiration springs here.

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Posted: 06.12.2014 by R'Vannith | Comments (6)

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Walk Through Fire - Hope Is Misery

How slow will it go when you're bound to suffer?

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Posted: 06.12.2014 by R'Vannith | Comments (2)

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While Heaven Wept - Suspended At Aphelion

The progressive aspirations of While Heaven Wept have taken them a long way from the doom of Vast Oceans Lachrymose, and in a matter of five years they've made a dramatic change of stylistic face. Suspended At Aphelion continues the band's uplifting departure from their point of origin with a lighter sound and brisker delivery that dissolves the doom element entirely.

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Posted: 05.12.2014 by R'Vannith | Comments (10)

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Riot V - Unleash The Fire

With the passing of Mark Reale in 2012, the band now known as Riot V lost their last original member. Surely a crushing blow to the band, and in a way the end of an era. Regardless, they carry on with Unleash The Fire, the newest addition to a discography spanning well over 30 years.

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Posted: 05.12.2014 by Mattybu | Comments (0)

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Principality Of Hell - Fire & Brimstone

"Principality Of Hell." That's a new one. Well, I suppose "Hel," "Hell," "The Hell," "Ov Hell," and just about all the rest are already taken. Welcome to (the principality of) hell.

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Posted: 04.12.2014 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (7)

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Mastercastle - Enfer (De La Bibliothèque Nationale)

Mastercastle have been toiling away like a band of industrial German octopuses, this being their fifth album in six years. Impressive, granted, but like a multi-story minefield, sometimes too much of a questionable thing can blow up in your face.

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Posted: 04.12.2014 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (0)

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Memest - Bastards And Liars

I love bastards & liars, shake my fist at poor people, and raise a drink to the man who never cries.

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Posted: 04.12.2014 by Xnoybis | Comments (1)

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Beyond The Dust - Khepri

Non. Please, Monsieur, giving un cohesive theme to ze release is not enough to call something un "concept album".

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Posted: 03.12.2014 by Ilham | Comments (0)

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Wayfarer - Children Of The Iron Age

Children Of The Iron Age brings chill like a winter dusk. Some songs will have you shivering violently while the howling winds burn your face; others bring you inside, sit you in front of the fire, and let you observe the snow beautifully falling on the frozen trees.

Wayfarer's debut features a mesmerizing, unyielding arc of music. Their brand of atmospheric US black metal is characterized by elements of soothing acoustic music, a slight post metal influence, bits of death metal, and a hint of neofolk (or maybe the coldness of the music just brings to mind the outdoors). The songwriting feels a bit scattered at times, but this often works in the album's favor, never causing the music to break down. It comes at us from multiple angles, encircling us before we even realize it.

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Posted: 02.12.2014 by Susan | Comments (9)

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Gory Blister - The Fifth Fury

My brain seems to refuse to write a review without using a ridiculous reference. Apologies in advance, because this will be no exception: it sincerely helped me put order in the conflicting impressions I have of Gory Blister's Fifth Fury.

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Posted: 01.12.2014 by Ilham | Comments (7)

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Fen - Carrion Skies

Carrion Skies burns with an immediacy which distinctively rekindles the black metal of their style, and lessens the aimlessness of the thorough exploration of post-rock elements that haplessly formed the basis for much of Dustwalker. The impression left here is one of a band getting to the point, and remarkably so.

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Posted: 01.12.2014 by R'Vannith | Comments (7)

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Siena Root - Pioneers

Welcome to the future, weary time-traveller from the past. Surely it's been a long and arduous journey for you, so why don't you lay back and relax and let us take care of the entertainment. We know you come from the golden age where monsters of heavy rock were born and prospered, and we've just the right thing that you'll find comfortably familiar and a sound to which you are well accustomed. We present you with Siena Root's newest album Pioneers.

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Posted: 30.11.2014 by Ivor | Comments (2)

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