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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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Cryptae: “Cryptae” EP Review

Back in the dark days of pre-Internet spoiling, there was a thing metal heads did that may seem archaic now. In the back of the metal magazines of yore were “pen pals,” if you will, whereby you could connect with others and trade written letters and other goodies in the mail (a far more gratifying  experience than “Likes” and dank

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Necrotted: “Worldwide Warfare” Album Review

Out now on Rising Nemesis Records is Necrotted’s third release, Worldwide Warfare. Formed in 2008 and originating from Abtsgmund Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany, the band have produced an album that overflows with propulsive energy. The steel-grinding sound is created by Fabian Fink, Pavlos Chatzistavridis, Philipp Fink, Johannes Wolf, Koray Saglam and Markus Braun. “Forlorn Planet” is notable as an insane percussive affair sounding like

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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

Cryptae: “Cryptae” EP Review

Back in the dark days of pre-Internet spoiling, there was a thing metal heads did that may seem archaic now. In the back of the

Necrotted - Worldwide Warfare - Cover

Necrotted: “Worldwide Warfare” Album Review

Out now on Rising Nemesis Records is Necrotted’s third release, Worldwide Warfare. Formed in 2008 and originating from Abtsgmund Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany, the band have produced an album