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Baruk Khazad - Axes, Beards And Mead

Were it not for the thinner production and the slightly distinct vocal style (less articulated and a tad higher in pitch than Johan Hegg's growls), Baruk Khazad could easily pass for Amon Amarth. The barrel-chested melodic death metal popularized by Baruk Khazad's countrymen accounts for the Axes and the Beards; the Mead flows from the familiar folk-like enchantments interspersed throughout.

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Posted: 23.02.2017 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (1)

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Set And Setting - Reflectionless

Does reviewing a band from your home state mean that your review will probably contain some bias? I'd like to think not, but it's probably inevitable. Let's hop to it, then.

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Posted: 18.02.2017 by Apothecary | Comments (7)

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Plasmodium - Entheognosis

The early months of a new year are an opportunity not only to discover new music from that year, but to go back to the previous year and unearth albums you overlooked as well. Most of what you find are typically average to mediocre releases, but every now and then, through digging, you find a few gems. Gems like Plasmodium.

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Posted: 14.02.2017 by Apothecary | Comments (3)

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Santo Rostro - The Healer

So I've really enjoyed Santo Rostro's first two efforts. With their third offering, The Healer, they really got their shit together and created an album that batters their prior offerings. It's like the difference between a 10yo and a 12yo scotch. Whatever characteristics that make that 10-year-old Islay Malt good only improve with the added couple years.

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Posted: 10.02.2017 by BitterCOld | Comments (0)