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Necrodeath: “The Age Of Dead Christ” Album Review

I had never heard of Italian black metal band Necrodeath until their eleventh and latest album, The Age of Dead Christ, landed in my review inbox like a sonic bomb. Having not heard their previous releases, which stretch back to their formation in 1984, I was thrust into this one cold, although I was soon thoroughly engaged. Originally formed under

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hell bent: “hell bent” EP Review

Rhode Island, being a mere speck of dirt on the United States map, has quite a metal scene going on with local artists who desperately try to keep its small venues alive. Not to be underestimated, my little home state has some very talented musicians on the scene. hell bent are a Rhode Island-based thrash band with current and past

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Frozen Crown: “The Fallen King” Album Review

From the beautiful country of Italy come the melodic power metallers  Frozen Crown with The Fallen King, an album full of energy and vitality. Frozen Crown include some names you might recognize: Federico Mondelli (Be the Wolf) and female vocalist Giado Etro (Ashes You Leave, Tystnaden). In addition, the collaborative includes Talia Bellazecca, a 17-year-old guitarist who is absolutely phenomenal,  bassist

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Death On Fire: “Witch Hunter” Album Review

Death on Fire is a solo, melodic death/thrash metal project created by multi-instrumentalist Tim Kenefic. He previously self-released the Covered in Blood EP, and a compilation entitled LazerWulf Demos. Now, he is releasing his latest work and his first full-length, Witch Hunter. It took several listens in order for me to garnish a good taste of what Kenefic is trying to

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Necrosexual: “Grim 1” Album Review

It’s tough to indulge in old school black metal. You either love it or hate it. Unfortunately, there is quite an onslaught of bands trying to capture the sound and soulless grim feeling that yesterday’s groups used to slaughtered listeners’ senses. Necrosexual hail from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and with their upcoming release, Grim 1, they have made a bold attempt at

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Bleeding Gods: “Dodekathlon” Album Review

Dodekathlon by Bleeding Gods is a conceptual album based on the Greek mythology of the 12 labors of Hercules. I won’t get too into the story since there are many websites about it, but in summation, after a fit of rage, Hercules murdered his wife and children. As punishment for the murders, he had to perform 12 labors, or feats

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Hyvmine: “Earthquake” Album Review

Pay close attention to Al Joseph, a phenomenal progressive metal guitarist and lead vocalist of Hyvmine. He is nothing short of one of the guitar greats with influences as varied as ’90s grunge and nu-metal to gospel and smooth jazz.  The band name was inspired by the term “hive mind” spawned from the show Stranger Things, and they have now released

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Obscene: “Sermon To The Snake” EP Review

Obscene‘s EP Sermon to the Snake will be unleashed on January 18, and while it includes only four tracks, it is certainly enough to deliver their intended impact. “Body of Tears” features a tantalizing and twisting resonance of guitars, bass, and drums that thoroughly sears your nerve endings. Vocalist Kyle Shaw’s vocals are balanced and distinct, not growling nor screaming,

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Deathless Legacy: “Rituals Of Black Magic” Album Review

Haling from the beautiful land of Italy, a mecca for many things art and literature, come horror metal band Deathless Legacy who are delivering their fourth full-length, Rituals of Black Magic. This concept album about ancient black magic rituals is described as an occult grimoire of sorts. In 2015, Deathless Legacy won the Italian installment of the Wacken Metal Battle,

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Leaves’ Eyes: “Sign Of The Dragonhead” Album Review

Throughout history, in every culture and every land, myths and folklore were originally told by song. Leaves’ Eyes carry on this tradition by delivering tales of Nordic mythology with their latest release, Sign of the Dragonhead. This marks their seventh album, and it’s the first full-length with vocalist Elina Siirala. To digress momentarily, my first exposure to Leaves’ Eyes was the

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hell bent: “hell bent” EP Review

Rhode Island, being a mere speck of dirt on the United States map, has quite a metal scene going on with local artists who desperately

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Death On Fire: “Witch Hunter” Album Review

Death on Fire is a solo, melodic death/thrash metal project created by multi-instrumentalist Tim Kenefic. He previously self-released the Covered in Blood EP, and a compilation

Necrosexual - Grim 1 - Cover

Necrosexual: “Grim 1” Album Review

It’s tough to indulge in old school black metal. You either love it or hate it. Unfortunately, there is quite an onslaught of bands trying

Hyvmine - Earthquake - Cover

Hyvmine: “Earthquake” Album Review

Pay close attention to Al Joseph, a phenomenal progressive metal guitarist and lead vocalist of Hyvmine. He is nothing short of one of the guitar greats