Rene Botello

Slayer - Live Photos From Edinburg, TX 2019 - By Rene Botello

Slayer’s Farewell Tour Sets Bert Ogden Arena In Edinburg, TX Ablaze

FUCKING SLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There’s no other way to say that name in a crowd of metalheads and not get that response. They are currently on the fifth leg of their farewell tour, and there was no way I was gonna miss this concert. I last saw them in San Antonio, Texas, last year, and this time, I traveled to Edinburg, which

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Vale Of Pnath: “Accursed” EP Review

Now that the dust has settled after line-up changes over the years, Vale of Pnath are back with a new EP Accursed aiming to prove they can still kick your eardrums in.  Its categorization as an EP and its length may be confusing, since it contains seven songs, which some bands would call a full album. Along with the band’s death

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After The Burial: “Evergreen” Album Review

Itching for some infectious grooves and a titanium forged album to slice through the day? Look no further than After the Burial’s newest release, Evergreen. With Evergreen, After the Burial find themselves in familiar territory and take steps to solidify their own sound. Trent Hafdahl (guitars) states: “The song-writing process is almost always the same, but the influence and motivation

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Inferi: “The End of An Era | Rebirth” Album Review

The majority of the time when a band re-records an album people shake their head. When Inferi re-recorded The End of an Era people will be banging their head in excitement. According to the band The End of an Era | Rebirth is a fully updated album, so no remastering here. There’s something to be said about going back to any

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Venom Prison: “Samsara” Album Review

The world is changing, and music is a reflection of that change. As we spiral down a dark endless pit, metal is usually at the forefront of that change, not afraid to take a look in that darkness and beat the hell out of it. One of premier bands taking a swing at the musical senses is Venom Prison. Over

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Aenimus: “Dreamcatcher” Album Review

I’ve been abducted by an unseen force today. This is literally the feeling I get while listening to Aenimus‘ new release, Dreamcatcher. Aenimus have also released their newest lyric video, “Eternal,” which can viewed below. The song is a great representation of Dreamcatcher. It’s a progressive atmospheric death metal conglomeration. But be forewarned – there are some clean vocals on here,

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Aenimus: “Dreamcatcher” Album Review

I’ve been abducted by an unseen force today. This is literally the feeling I get while listening to Aenimus‘ new release, Dreamcatcher. Aenimus have also