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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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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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Karmanjaka: “Seven Names For The Witchqueen” Album Review

From the beautiful land of Sweden, Karmanjaka recently released Seven Names for the Witchqueen, an album that interlaces black metal with Nordic folk and prog elements. Seven Names for the Witchqueen features phenomenal classic black metal riffs with decipherable lyrics, as if Amon Amarth paired with Mayhem. The title track is beguiling in all of its darkness, an occult ambiance

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Sanity Control: “Demo 2019” EP Review

Not much is known through the promotional material or social media about Sanity Control, other than that they are a crossover thrash band from Warsaw, Poland. But after a listen to their two-song Demo 2019, they could easily fit into the Boston or New York hardcore scene. The first song, “Hunt,” is grimy punk attitude blended seamlessly with thrash. With

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Hyvmine: “Retaliation” Album Review

Hyvmine have been around only a short time, but they are kicking ass across the nation with their style of progressive metal. Based in Los Angeles, California, the musicians are Berklee graduate Al Joseph (lead vocals, lead guitar), Alon Mei-Tal (guitarist), Chris Joseph (bassist) and Billy Gerrity (drummer). Their latest creation, Retaliation, is a mix of potent elements that you

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Calamity: “Kairos” Album Review

Get your cultural bullet belts ready. We have some bedlam here in the thrash kingdom with Puerto Rico’s Calamity. Originally formed as the Metallica cover band Silent Scream in 2009, they soon had their own material and played their first gig under the name of Hush in 2010. With a performance opening for Skeletonwitch, the band decided finally on Calamity to

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Bewitcher: “Under The Witching Cross” Album Review

Bewitcher are a power metal trio who are ripping their way out of the US northwest. Hailing from Portland Oregon, they have been delivering what they self-describe as “heavy metal at the speed of Satan” since 2013 … and they aren’t fucking around. What may sound like a blast from the past to some is as comforting as a warm

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Lethal Vendetta: “No Prisoners No Mercy” Album Review

Lethal Vendetta are Australia’s own blend of thrash, groove and traditional metal and they are soon to release No Prisoners No Mercy. They will also be opening for At the Gates, Haunted and Witchery, as well as performing at Metal United Worldwide with Dreadnought, Envenomed and Fall and Resist, among others. With No Prisoners No Mercy they don’t reinvent the

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West Of Hell: “Blood Of The Infidel” Album Review

West of Hell formed in the mid-2000s in West Auckland, New Zealand, and but they eventually made their way to Vancouver, British Columbia. With their latest offering Blood of the Infidel, we find a band who are getting comfortable with their own take on the venerable speed riffs, blazing solos, and soaring vocals of traditional classic metal while creating an

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Critical Defiance: “Misconception” Album Review

We are spoiled in the USA and Europe since we have always had easy access to the metal music we love. If you’ve ever watched videos of performances in South America, the fans are out of control – wild and insanely devoted. Maybe not so much today, but once upon a time metal was a rarity in these parts. Chilean

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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

Sanity Control - Demo 2019 - Cover

Sanity Control: “Demo 2019” EP Review

Not much is known through the promotional material or social media about Sanity Control, other than that they are a crossover thrash band from Warsaw,

Hyvmine - Retaliation - Cover

Hyvmine: “Retaliation” Album Review

Hyvmine have been around only a short time, but they are kicking ass across the nation with their style of progressive metal. Based in Los

Calamity - Kairos - Cover

Calamity: “Kairos” Album Review

Get your cultural bullet belts ready. We have some bedlam here in the thrash kingdom with Puerto Rico’s Calamity. Originally formed as the Metallica cover band