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Sojourner - Perennial

Sojourner: “Perennial” EP Review

It’s always good to venture out to realms unknown, and while atmospheric black metal is not a genre that I visit often, Sojourner is always enjoyable. On Perennial, Sojourner mix a richly conceived slab of black metal with hints of folk and epic, and with the addition of female vocalist Lucia Amelia Emmanueli, the result is melancholic, majestic, and above

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Crypta - Echoes of the Soul

Crypta: “Echoes Of The Soul” Album Review

Formed in 2019, Crypta are an interesting death metal band featuring a conglomeration of women from various other metal walks of life. There is vocalist/bassist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto, both former members of Nervosa. Add massive riffs from guitarists Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell, ex-Burning Witches) and Taina Bergamaschi (ex-Hagbard), and you have musicianship that is commendable and skillful.

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Mushroomhead: “A Wonderful Life” Album Review

It’s been the six years and multiple lineup changes since their last album, but Mushroomhead are back with their wonderful eighth album, A Wonderful Life. With 17 tracks and a run time of over 70 minutes, fans will be quick to discover that this album is worth the wait. Mushroomhead saw a lot of success with their last album, The

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BPMD: “American Made” Album Review

BPMD are a supergroup made up of Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), and Phil Demmel (Vio-lence). Their debut album, American Made, is a compilation of covers of classic ’70s rock songs done with new energy coming from these huge names in metal who do a great job at reviving some of these tracks

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Winterfylleth: “The Reckoning Dawn” Album Review

After their critically acclaimed acoustic folk album, The Hallowing Of Heirdom, Winterfylleth go back to their black metal roots with The Reckoning Dawn, their first full-length metal album since 2014. Their return to black metal couldn’t have been done better with every great element of their sound present and a long run time that definitely makes the album worth the

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Black Pestilence: “Hail The Flesh” Album Review

Up until now, Calgary, Canada, has really only ever been known for the Calgary Stampede, kind of a week-long rodeo where Canuck rednecks gather to drink beer and ride cows and stuff. That is before the arrival of the new album, Hail the Flesh, by Calgarian metal maniacs Black Pestilence. Now you can add some killer headbanging and doggy roping

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Aether Realm: “Redneck Vikings From Hell” Album Review

With an album named Redneck Vikings From Hell you know you’re in for a good time. Aether Realm’s third full length album feels like it has a song for everyone, from the fun title track to the ballad “Guardians” to the 11 minute long instrumental closing track “Craft And The Creator.” Aether Realm is a melo-death band but a lot

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Warbringer: “Weapons Of Tomorrow” Album Review

Following the masterpiece that is Woe to the Vanquished, Warbringer continue to strike hard and strike fast on Weapons of Tomorrow. Warbringer are a Californian Thrash metal band who formed back in 2004, and who have been one of those bands that really led the revival of thrash in recent years along with the likes of Havok and Municipal Waste.

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Ardra - Unto Leviathan - Cover

Ardra: “Unto Leviathan” Album Review

Ardra are a Bay Area band who write an interesting blend of deathcore with a bunch of outside influences, including black and melo-death. Their debut album, Unto Leviathan, has everything a deathcore fan could ask for, from chugging heavy riffs, to killer vocals and slamming breakdowns. Unto Leviathan wil leave you with a sore neck; the whole album is very

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Ad Inifinitum - Part 1 - Cover

Ad Infinitum: “Chapter 1: Monarchy” Album Review

Chapter I: Monarchy is the first chapter in the symphonic metal band Ad Infinitum’s discography. This epic debut is extremely catchy with beautiful vocal lines and historical stories told throughout. Most of the band wear plague doctor masks because of the stories they write about taking place around Black Death times. (Editor’s note: Sounds like today, huh?) By far the

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Sojourner - Perennial

Sojourner: “Perennial” EP Review

It’s always good to venture out to realms unknown, and while atmospheric black metal is not a genre that I visit often, Sojourner is always

BPMD: “American Made” Album Review

BPMD are a supergroup made up of Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), and Phil Demmel (Vio-lence). Their debut

Ardra - Unto Leviathan - Cover

Ardra: “Unto Leviathan” Album Review

Ardra are a Bay Area band who write an interesting blend of deathcore with a bunch of outside influences, including black and melo-death. Their debut