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Hath: “Of Rot And Ruin” Album Review

Sometimes you have a rough week where not a hell of a lot can cheer you up or get your gears turning. In all cases, I turn to music as a balm for the dark days. I open up the promotional package from Hath, a New Jersey-based blackened death metal band. Of Rot and Ruin proves to be quite a decent

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Pulver: “Kings Under The Sand” Album Review

Another new band to add to the roster of damn good shit. Pulver hail from Germany, and after their debut, self- titled EP in 2017, they garnered the attention of Gates of Hell Records. The musicians are Dave Fröhlich (vocals), Lukas Kunkel (guitar), Alex Oster (guitar), Gabor Eichstätter (bass) and Danny Oster (drums). The quintet embrace the NWOBHM sound that

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Frosthelm: “Pyrrhic” Album Review

I love being able to watch a band grow from their infant stages and mature into a force. It’s fun to see, especially when it is your friends who are achieving their goals and dreams.  Frosthelm, hailing from the frozen wastelands of my home state of North Dakota, have steadily climbed the blackened thrash gauntlet from their inception in 2009

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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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Laceration: “Remnants” Album Review

Laceration are bringing the old school thrash/death metal sound to the forefront with Remnants. It features their earliest recordings culled from a demo mixed with a split done in 2013 with Tinnitus. Featuring excellent production and high energy, Remnants is a splattering of mayhem. Reminiscent of early Slayer/Testament, “Realms of the Unconscious” delivers the furious old school energy of the

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Fall: “The Dreamer Of Tragedy” EP Review

Texas-based melodic metal band Fall aim high with their new effort The Dreamer of Tragedy. This four-song EP takes the listener on a different path compared to their previous album, The Insatiable Weakness, which was more of a straightforward melodic death metal venture. On this outing Fall have grown musically and prove they have the chops and density to write

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Horror Pain Gore Death Productions - 2018 Sampler

Horror Pain Gore Death Recount 2018 With Free Sampler

The spirit of the season is has a hold on metal labels who are delivering free samplers highlighting their 2018 releases. Relapse Records released a 33-track free release (listen here), and now Horror Pain Gore Death Productions are following suite with 34 banging tracks. Listen to the sampler below, and download it for free at Horror Pain Gore Death Productions‘

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Mourning Sign: “Contra Mundum” Album Review

Contra Mundum in Latin means to defy or oppose everyone else. We all know that is the essence of our beloved metal genre. Mourning Sign are a Swedish progressive death metal outfit that have been around for quite some time. They formed in 1992, and their previous discography includes their debut, Last Chamber; Alienor, 1993’s mini CD; a self-titled album in

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Laceration: “Remnants” Album Review

Laceration are bringing the old school thrash/death metal sound to the forefront with Remnants. It features their earliest recordings culled from a demo mixed with