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Aborted Fetus: “The Ancient Spirits Of Decay” Album Review

The greatest thing about metal is that it’s a genre that likely has the most acceptance and tolerance when compared to others. No matter your nationality, race, religion, or gender preference, metalheads are a collective unit, a family of metal brothers and sisters. It is especially important to hold onto this in a world of  endless political chaos. And I

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Skeletal Remains: “Devouring Mortality” Album Review

After being steeped in black metal for a good part of the tail end of winter, this is a welcome relief back to the death metal realm, old school style. California’s Skeletal Remains have produced a skull-crunching release, Devouring Mortality. Immediately the music begins bludgeoning from all sides. “Ripperolgy” slices your senses open with furious riffs, of which I am somewhat

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Antichrist: “Pax Moriendi” Album Review

Hail to Hades and Hephaestus for funeral doom with its dirty, dark and rotten ambiance. Check out Antichrist from the heart of Peru with their latest release, Pax Moriendi, on Iron Bonehead. The devilish lineup is Agalariept (vocalist), Manolo Zaren (guitarist, keyboardist), Gustavo Rodriguez (bassist) and Luis Guerra (drummer). The keyboard-laden dishes are reminiscent of winter, and this album has monolithic

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Goatkraft: “Angel Slaughter” Album Review

I was forever grateful this album was only 19 minutes in length. My ears bled, but not in a good manner. Goatkraft are a relatively new black metal trio hailing from Norway and formed in early 2017. Try as I might, there was little information about them. Nevertheless, their latest release Angel Slaughter is absolutely raw and unfiltered in the

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Paara: “Riiti” Album Review

Hailing from Finland, a hotbed of black metal, comes Paara, a spectral menace that attracts curiosity. Formed in 2011 as a two-man project, they are heavily influenced by Emperor, Mayhem, Satyricon, Behexen, and Darkthrone. They have performed all around Europe and Scandinavia, including Tuska Open Air Metal fest, and have shared stages with Sidious, Primordial, and Satan’s Fall. Their debut,

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Anvil: “Pounding The Pavement” Album Review

Canadian metal masters Anvil return with their seventeenth album, Pounding the Pavement, and it certainly is pounding. These metal gods have been kicking ass since 1978 and are well respected by the likes of Metallica and the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. My personal love and admiration for Anvil started in the very late ’80s. They are a magnificent, hardworking, and

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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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Paara - Riitti - Cover

Paara: “Riiti” Album Review

Hailing from Finland, a hotbed of black metal, comes Paara, a spectral menace that attracts curiosity. Formed in 2011 as a two-man project, they are

Anvil: “Pounding The Pavement” Album Review

Canadian metal masters Anvil return with their seventeenth album, Pounding the Pavement, and it certainly is pounding. These metal gods have been kicking ass since 1978

hell bent - EP - Cover

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

Death on Fire - Witch Hunter - Cover

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