Allyson Kingsley

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Death Comes Crawling: “Looking For Semblance” Album Review

Death Comes Crawling is a one-person project of Dis Pater (Midnight Odyssey, Dissvarth, The Crevices Below). In fact, the band name originated from a Midnight Odyssey song. With a hint of black metal and huge influences of ’80s synth, dark wave, new wave and goth, Looking for Semblance, the band’s newest release, is exceptionally unique. I am by no means

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Devil Worshipper: “Music for the Endtimes” Album Review

Described as primitve black n’ roll, Devil Worshipper is a project created by Matron Thorn, who is also involved with Aevangelist, Death Fetishist and Praeternatura. Music for Endtimes features contributing vocals by Fr.A.A. (from Portugal’s Tod Huetet Uebel) and female vocalist Erethe Arashiel. Matron Thorn combines elements of old school black metal with various industrial and trance influences. Music for

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Mourning Sign: “Contra Mundum” Album Review

Contra Mundum in Latin means to defy or oppose everyone else. We all know that is the essence of our beloved metal genre. Mourning Sign are a Swedish progressive death metal outfit that have been around for quite some time. They formed in 1992, and their previous discography includes their debut, Last Chamber; Alienor, 1993’s mini CD; a self-titled album in

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Nekrofilth: “Worm Ritual” Album Review

Nekrofilth have been rather busy in the last five years, the members persuing various side projects since their debut, 2013’s Devil’s Breath. The Ohio metal trio – Zack Ripper, Disgustin Justin and Shaggy – have returned with Worm Ritual. As a companion to the album, a covers EP entitled Love Me Like a Reptile will also be released. With precision and

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Anger As Art: “Fast As Fuck!” Album Review

After 13 years of performances and with their sixth album, Anger as Art prove that thrash will never cease. Fast As Fuck! is their first live album featuring 16 tracks, three of which are new studio cuts, including a cover of “Matriarch” by Montrose. It is done very well, I might add. I am not usually a fan of live

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Martyr Art: “FearFaith Machines” Album Review

Here’s a little something different if you are a fan of Fear Factory, Static X and the like. Joe Gagliardi III, also known as Martyr Art, single-handedly performed, recorded, mixed and mastered every instrument on FearFaith Machines, his fifth album. Martyr Art was created in 2004, and Gagliardi masterfully blends elements of thrash, groove, djent, industrial and hardcore into a melting

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Technical Damage: “The Introspect” Album Review

Listening to this album, I got the same feeling I got when I first heard Gojira or Obscura. Technical Damage deliver both clarity and finesse with The Introspect. Formed in late 2016, Technical Damage hail from Vancouver, British Columbia, and like Gojira, the melodies and rhythms flow all over you. And yet the vocals have enough of an acerbic bite giving

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Blood Of The Wolf: “Album I + II” Album Review

Blood of the Wolf are back with Album I + II, 18 songs of blackened death metal culled from their from 2015’s The Law of Retalion and 2018’s Campaign of Extermination. The Chicago-based metallers have performed with Marduk, Belphegor, Inquisition and Incantation, and the lineup includes Mike Koniglio (guitar/vocals), Frank Garcie (guitar), Christopher Grimes (bass), and Rick Hernandez (drums). “Annihilation Overture” starts

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Kuar Nhial: “Kuar Nhial” Album Review

Belgium’s Kuar Nhial deliver a sonic mix of black and post metal on their self-titled debut. The musicians are Wouter Duprez (guitarist), Mathlovsky (drummer/vocalist) and Niels Brown (bassist/vocalist), and the album was mixed and recorded at Much Luv Studio and mastered at Go To Eleven. The four tracks are sinister and dark-natured, including “Corvus,” “Nonam,” “Spiraal” and “Lamantate.” It is

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Cripple Bastards: “La Fine Cresce da Dentro” Album Review

Italian grindcore masters Cripple Bastards are back with their seventh album, La Fine Cresce da Dentro (translated to The End is Growing From Within), featuring 18 tracks of logic-defying mayhem, . Recorded at Fredman Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden, by producer Fredrik Nordström (At the Gates, Dark Tranquility), La Fine Cresce da Dentro features Giulio the Bastard (vocalist), Schintu the Wretched (bassist),

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Nekrofilth: “Worm Ritual” Album Review

Nekrofilth have been rather busy in the last five years, the members persuing various side projects since their debut, 2013’s Devil’s Breath. The Ohio metal trio

Kuar Nhial - Cover - 2018

Kuar Nhial: “Kuar Nhial” Album Review

Belgium’s Kuar Nhial deliver a sonic mix of black and post metal on their self-titled debut. The musicians are Wouter Duprez (guitarist), Mathlovsky (drummer/vocalist) and