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Abbath - Abbath

Seven years and a blizzard of litigation have passed since we last heard the batrachoid gnarring of Immortal frontman and painty-faced Boston terrier Abbath. Amidst internal struggles and various controversies, what was supposed to be a glorious return to fame quickly descended into an uncomfortable mistake. Frolic at the heart of winter for too long and you're bound to catch cold.

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Posted: 08.07.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (38)

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Serenity - Codex Atlanticus

As somebody who takes the utmost care not to stray into the symphonic genre on most occasions, I looked upon Serenity as a rose in a minefield when I discovered War Of Ages in the 2013 MS Awards. It's a pleasure to have the band reappear on my radar with Codex Atlanticus, a delightful reassurance that no genre entirely lacks appeal, even to those utterly bored with the concept.

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Posted: 03.07.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (11)

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Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight

Fates Warning's brand of progressive metal is quite unique. Instead of trying to impress the listener with their instrumental prowess in every song (you know which band I have in mind), they focus on creating an interesting and engaging musical experience. Their incredible skill clearly shows, but it's not so in-your-face, nor does it ever become the goal in itself.

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Posted: 02.07.2016 by Daniell | Comments (9)

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Crowhurst - The Mountain Of The Cannibal Goddess

This is not music.

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Posted: 29.06.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (38)

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Rob Zombie - The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser

Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor improved significantly on the sluggish, oppressively sane Hellbilly Deluxe 2, reinvigorating Rob Zombie with a lighter and leaner take on the typical Zombie sound that still reintroduced a lot of personality. The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Screw It This Is Way Too Long obviously tries to capitalize on the success of Venomous Rat's more radio-friendly numbers, but eschews the real substance of the last album in the process.

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Posted: 28.06.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (6)

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Nervosa - Agony

It's difficult to believe that Nervosa is only a trio. Able to wield the muscle and bulk of a death metal band without taking on too much to weight to cut loose and mosh through most of the album, this latest flag-bearer of the Brazilian thrash tradition has a thick, brutal sound that doesn't entirely save Agony from middle-of-the-road songwriting, but captures attention long enough to get the hooks in.

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Posted: 27.06.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS | Comments (7)

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