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Six Feet Under: “Nightmares Of The Decomposed” Album Review

Six Feet Under make it very clear that more than 25 years into their career, they remain at the forefront of the death metal. Dynamic, heavy-as-hell, catchy, and uncompromising, it is everything that the band’s longtime faithful have come to expect from these giants. The band members are Chris Barnes (vocals), Jack Owen (rhythm and lead guitar), Ray Suhy (lead

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Graveslave: “Devotion” EP Review

Formed in 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, deathgrinders Graveslave have released a five-song EP, Devotion, inspired by the card game (highly recommended) Magic: The Gathering. If you’ve ever played the game, you understand how captivating it is when it drags you into a world where the wild things are. Graveslave‘s lineup includes Roman Non (guitarist and songwriter), Ben Fagerness (drummer, Gloryhole

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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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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” 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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Graveslave: “Devotion” EP Review

Formed in 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, deathgrinders Graveslave have released a five-song EP, Devotion, inspired by the card game (highly recommended) Magic: The Gathering. If

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

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