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Allyson Kingsley

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Mortuous: “Among the Lost / Mors Immortalis” Reissue Review

Mortuous are a doom/death metal band that formed in 2009 and who originate from San Jose, California. Among the Lost / Mors Immortalis is a limited release, featuring their 2012 demo recordings, Among the Lost, and 2009’s Mors Immortalis. Seeing as there are two versions to some of the songs, I’ll review them in comparison. “External Deformities” in its first

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Imonolith: “State of Being” Album Review

Welcome to what many are referring to as apocalyptic times. Although there are no zombies in sight, we are forced to self-isolate. Now is a good time to indulge in some newer metal bands and explore the vast universe of metal that is out there. Imonolith is a newer band from Canada that formed in 2018, and their debut album

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Nox Formulae: “Drakon – Darshan – Satan” Album Review

Drakon – Darshan – Satan is described by Nox Formulae as a “sonic grimoire of Higher Black Magic.”This being their second album of Satanic black metal, it is based on At the Outskirts of the Shadow Current: The Dark Initiation in This Lifetime by Daemon Gharressieth. If you take a peek at their site, it describes a bit of their

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Victorius: “To The Death” EP Review

We’ve got some Scottish heavy metal coming your way. Victorius, formed around 2007 and had been rocking their homeland before taking a hiatus. In January 2017, drummer Ryan Shepherd contacted vocalist/lead guitarist John Brandon and bassist John Gibbons to reunite. Shortly afterwards, guitarist Stewart Kennedy joined the crew. They soon performed with Satan’s Empire and went on to perform multiple

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Nocturne Wulf: “NW” Album Review

I’ve always been intrigued and, admittedly, rather envious of European countries. First of all, the metal festivals. I drool at the recaps and videos of most of them, and I wish that I could win the lottery and run amok in any country I want attending festivals for the remainder of my days. Secondly is the old world beauty of

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Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was sent was that they are a melodic/thrash band with groove. With so many genres and subgenres, I find it hard to keep up. It’s all metal to me, so let’s carry on. Right from the

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Act Of Destruction: “Beyond Eternity” Album Review

Out of Chicago, Illinois, we have a gem of a band, Act of Destruction, who create some epic, melodic power metal on their latest album Beyond Eternity. This album is quite massive, actually, and I was wishing it was longer, so I’ll keep my eyes peeled for a full-length in the future. The album begins with “Eternal Combustion,” and when

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Dream Tröll: “Second To None” Album Review

Dream Tröll have strong elements of ’80s rock/metal, and I’m talking about very early ’80s metal. Second to None is like listening to a soundtrack from an ’80s adventure movie. Unfortunately, the album doesn’t really stir anything up in me. Perhaps it is because I lean more to the extreme sounds of heavy metal; shit that scares your neighbors. Dream

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Rod1313 - Gravity

Rod1313: “Gravity” EP Review

It’s rare that I get a chance to review an instrumental album, and I know of many people who cannot get into it. My best “office” to assess album of the instrumental kind is driving in my car down Route 146. If the album passes my “does it give me chills when driving” test, it is indeed worth your time.

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Victorius - To Death - Cover

Victorius: “To The Death” EP Review

We’ve got some Scottish heavy metal coming your way. Victorius, formed around 2007 and had been rocking their homeland before taking a hiatus. In January

Nocturne Wolf - NW

Nocturne Wulf: “NW” Album Review

I’ve always been intrigued and, admittedly, rather envious of European countries. First of all, the metal festivals. I drool at the recaps and videos of

Firefight: “The Fallen” EP Review

I really like what I hear from this rather new band from Bergen, Norway. Firefight began their adventure in 2017, and the description I was

Rod1313 - Gravity

Rod1313: “Gravity” EP Review

It’s rare that I get a chance to review an instrumental album, and I know of many people who cannot get into it. My best