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DAWN PATROL – THE DAWN OF STEEL

I don't really have much to say here, Dawn Patrol dropped this album over a year ago and it still doesn't have any traction. The press kit has one song in it which would be fine if this was a preview to a new album... but it's not. However I'm not so easily dissuaded...

CEMETERY URN – CEMETERY URN

  Cemetery Urn's self-titled album is their third tryst together in the grim world of death/black metal. The former members of bands like Abominator and Destroyer 666 have unleashed one hell of a slam salvo onto the music scene with this one. Most notably here has to...

MORDENIAL – THE PLAGUE

Mordenial's sophomore effort The Plague has just dropped and it's lit, fam. A metal trio who aren't strangers to the struggle and come-up hustle. When drummer Fiebig also stepped up to handle vocal duties a la Hail The Sun style, Mordenial was truly born with 2015's...

DEATH THE LEVELLER – DEATH THE LEVELLER

  DEATH THE LEVELLER - DEATH THE LEVELLER Out of Ireland comes Death The Leveller, a band that labels themselves as doom metal, although, I have a hard time agreeing with it. They have some of the markers of doom metal - dropped tuned, slow, sullen riffs and...

FVNERAL FVKK – LECHEROUS LITURGIES

Type O Negative meets Ghost. One thing I really like about doom metal is, no matter the band, you'll never reeeeally be able to get used to the singer, if it's done right. It's just never going to sound right.  I'm all for that, I've never been one for symmetry. On...

GODHEAD MACHINERY – OUROBOROS

GODHEAD MACHINERY - OUROBOROS (Inverse Records) Yaaaay! Another Swedish black metal band! So I'm going to tell you a story. Way back in November of 1993, I had a paper route. And, when you're a kid, you WANT to make some cash, but you're not really a fan of the whole...

NEXION – NEXION

Born among the cold fury and paralyzing darkness of an Icelandic winter, Nexion has come to unleash the musical forces of the occult upon us all. Nexion takes crafting devastating brutal death metal very seriously as we see across the tunes that craft their debut...

PERISHED – KARK

  This will actually be quite a short review, as I don't really have a whole lot to say about it! Perished was a band back in the 90's who had some success- enough to sign to Solistitium Records anyway. They did okay in Norway, and then they pretty much vanished into...

IN THIS MOMENT – RITUAL

Apart from having toured with these guys in 2008, which was before they adopted their current stage show, I've only actually seen IN THIS MOMENT once. But unlike the group of people who like to label themselves as "true" metalheads, I actually like their stuff, on and...

HOGAN’S GOAT – HOGAN’S GOAT

Hogan’s Goat, favored farm animal species and beloved pet of retired WWE wrestler, Hulk Hogan, often seen in the passenger seat of his owner’s convertible enjoying the breeze and soaking in the Florida sun? Actually, it is in reference to a Scottish folklore about a...

EXPANDER – ENDLESS COMPUTER

  I'm always weary of listening to bands whose label ONLY does one genre of music. There's a rolling stigma with me that just says you could know every band on the label's catalog, choose one blindfolded and listen to it, and not know who it was. Not the case here....

DESECRESY – THE MORTAL HORIZON

I read somewhere that the CIA uses death metal music in their sensory deprivation techniques when interrogating war detainees.  If they had Desecresy's latest release The Mortal Horizon on file, I will put it to you this way.....their interrogations would be a lot...

MOTOGRATER – DESOLATION

It has been over fourteen years since MOTOGRATER has released a full length album. A torrent of several roster changes have plagued the band for years, not the least of which was the exit of Ivan Moody, who went on to sing for Five Finger Death Punch. In-fighting...

ACEDIA MUNDI – SPECULUM HUMANAE SALVATONIS

French black metal band Acedia Mundi is scheduled to release their new album Speculum Humanae Salvatonis this month courtesy of Throats Productions. Making what some would consider new age black metal, this band keeps all the enjoyable roots of black metal while...

VINDKAST – ARCHAIC COLLAPSE

  Atmospheric black metal band Vindkast recently re-released their old limited release album Archaic Collapse, courtesy of Avantgarde Music.  Having only printed 100 cassettes (no need to break out your Walkman this time) in the previous release, long times fans...

DEMON EYE – PROPHECIES AND LIES

North Carolina based metal band Demon Eyes is soon to release their new full length album, Prophecies and Lies, on September 8th, courtesy of Soulseller Records. Prophecies and Lies has a very class metal sound. The only complaint lies with the simple recording...

PROTOSEQUENCE – BIOPHAGUS

Edmonton, Canada based tech death/metalcore band Protosequence is soon to release their newest independent EP Biophagus on August 18th. Known for their interesting mix of sounds, this album definitely does deliver.To put it simply, this may be my favorite album I've...

DR. SHRINKER – ARCHIVES I AND II

  So, I’ll start off by saying, I’m not a fan of death metal. I’m not a genre snob so I don’t dislike ALL of it, but it’s a very rare occurrence that I’ll actually like something put out by a band that labels themselves as death metal.  But I wanted to really wrap my...

THE ACACIA STRAIN – GRAVEBLOOM

Deathcore legends The Acacia Strain released their newest album Gravebloom on June 30th. One attribute of TAA that’s exceptional is the fact they haven’t changed their sound dramatically since, well, 2004. Because of this, they’ve managed to form a cult following....

DARK WATERS END – SUBMERSION

Philadelphia based Progressive Tech Death band Dark Waters End is soon to release their newest full length album Submersion on the 17th of October. And let me be the first to say, it's killer. This band is absolutely insane, and I loved it. Taking a slightly more...

THESE STREETS – UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Cali hardcore band These Streets is bringing you a handful of new tracks with Unfinished Business and you’re going to be left wondering why? There isn’t anything in them that will stand out as unique from what you’ve heard by bands like Papa Roach or P.O.D. and...

PRISON OF MIRRORS – UNSTINTED, DELIRIOUS, CONVULSIVE OATHS

Founded in Italy in early 2011, Prison of Mirrors began as a black metal project by one L.S. Later, two other entities - Nocturnal Silence and Anubis - joined the band, thus beginning their common path of transcendence. Always dwelling in the unknown, many early ideas...

COFFEINE – CIRCLE OF TIME

Spain born melodic metal band Coffeine recently released their newest full length album Circle of Time courtesy of Fighter Records. With a heavy European influence in their sound, this band comes with some pretty interesting riffage throughout the album. From the get...

LACES OUT – LACES OUT

New York based group Laces Out is set to release their debut self titled EP in late June. Each track is influenced in a different way; some bass driven and some more rhythmic than others. The taste overall is grainy and raw, a key ingredient to piecing together an...

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