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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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Anger As Art: “Fast As Fuck!” Album Review

After 13 years of performances and with their sixth album, Anger as Art prove that thrash will never cease. Fast As Fuck! is their first live album featuring 16 tracks, three of which are new studio cuts, including a cover of “Matriarch” by Montrose. It is done very well, I might add. I am not usually a fan of live

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Technical Damage: “The Introspect” Album Review

Listening to this album, I got the same feeling I got when I first heard Gojira or Obscura. Technical Damage deliver both clarity and finesse with The Introspect. Formed in late 2016, Technical Damage hail from Vancouver, British Columbia, and like Gojira, the melodies and rhythms flow all over you. And yet the vocals have enough of an acerbic bite giving

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Album Review: Solium Fatalis, “Genetically Engineered To Enslave”

Solium Fatalis originate from New Hampshire, quite possibly the best and most gorgeous state in New England. They are described as melodic blackened death metal, which is way too many words to describe a genre I simply love and refer to as heavy metal. Genetically Engineered to Enslave is Solium Fatalis‘ fourth album, and it features guest vocalists Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy)

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Album Review: Unholy Baptism, “Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude”

From the northern region of Arizona, Unholy Baptism blend their own form of black metal with hints of the 2000’s new wave of black metal melded with the early Norwegian scene. Formed in 2008, we have Mantus (vocalist, bassist, guitarist, drum programmer) and Moloch (guitarist, drum programmer), and Volume I: The Bonds of Servitude is their follow up to On

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Album Review: Downpour, “Downpour”

I will always have a penchant for New England-based metal. Perhaps its because our harsh climate adds teeth to a genre bursting at the seams with endless talent. Hailing from Massachusetts are Downpour, featuring members from Unearth and Shadows Fall, who deliver a self-titled debut that blends varied metal interests into a seriously fucking potent album. Originally recorded over a four month

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Laceration - Remnants - Cover

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

Downpour - Downpour - Cover

Album Review: Downpour, “Downpour”

I will always have a penchant for New England-based metal. Perhaps its because our harsh climate adds teeth to a genre bursting at the seams