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Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs

According to most Orphaned Land fans, the quality went downhill - if ever so slowly - since Mabool... but a masterpiece is hard to top anyway. So, what about Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs?

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Posted: 15.01.2018 by Darkside Momo | Comments (12)

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Summoning - With Doom We Come

Summoning claim to come with doom, but it's still synthy atmospheric black metal, not doom metal. While that would be an interesting turn of events, you cannot blame Summoning for sticking to the formula. You could, however, blame them for the godawful production on this album.

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Posted: 13.01.2018 by RaduP | Comments (24)

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Heidevolk - Vuur Van Verzet

I had Heidevolk on a downward slide when I reviewed Velua in 2015, and the lineup changes that preceded the album only continued in its aftermath; Vuur Van Verzet debuts a new guitarist and is the third album in a row to feature a different vocal team from its predecessor. Given the sudden shift in personnel, overall decline in quality, and the rather lackluster single "Ontwaakt," it seemed that Heidevolk was going to sputter out of existence. Against all odds, Vuur Van Verzet is a sound success for Heidevolk.

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Posted: 11.01.2018 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (3)

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Shining - X - Varg Utan Flock

Niklas Kvarforth is one of the most controversial figures in the metal scene, but even those who dislike his personality and behaviour - myself included - do admit that Shining's music is most of the time top-tier metal to slash your wrists to. However, X - Varg Utan Flock is so much more than just the depressive/suicidal black metal child of a troubled mind.

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Posted: 09.01.2018 by nikarg | Comments (10)

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Ex Eye - Ex Eye

This is a metal album made by jazz musicians. No, they're not Shining.

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Posted: 08.01.2018 by RaduP | Comments (10)

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Netra - Ingrats

New Year's Eve. A gathering with family and friends. New resolutions and hopes for tomorrow. The beautiful lights and playful party music. Reality kicks in in the form of a hangover. Maybe you're alone or you feel like your dreams will eventually succumb to your fears. Wait, no, no. You're fine. Everything is fine… Ah, fuck it.

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Posted: 05.01.2018 by Mr. Doctor | Comments (3)

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Procession - Doom Decimation

Procession is one of the most exciting doom metal bands of the last decade and if you think they reached their peak with the two full-length albums that preceded Doom Decimation, well, you've got another thing coming.

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Posted: 31.12.2017 by nikarg | Comments (4)

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Katla. - Móðurástin

If you want to read this just to see if this is better than the new Sólstafir, you're in luck! It is.

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Posted: 29.12.2017 by RaduP | Comments (9)