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Halcyon Way - Conquer

HALCYON WAY “CONQUER”

Rarely does a band come around that completely stops my train of reviews. Normally I can go from one to the next with no afterthoughts; however, Atlanta’s Halcyon Way have been utterly engrossing my time for two weeks already. I’m going to admit that I had not listened to their previous three albums before Conquer, but I have already remedied

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Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age

ALESTORM “SUNSET ON THE GOLDEN AGE”

Aye, ye scoundrels. Batten down the hatches and hide the rum, Alestorm are hitting the high seas again! Alestorm love to have fun. This is an element that is missing from music in this age of a billion sub-genres and genres. They combine all the elements of their favorite genres and add huge doses of fun – and booze –

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King of Asgard - Karg

KING OF ASGARD “KARG”

The Viking metal genre has spawned forth some great bands over the years. Amon Amarth are definitely the kings of the scene, but there are bands looking up at that crown, and King of Asgard are one of them. While comparisons will be made, there are very distinct differences between these bands. King of Asgard bring hints of the folk metal they

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Corrosion of Conformity - IX

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY “IX”

Corrosion of Conformity have a rich history in the annals of American metal.  While they’ve morphed genres over the years, they’ve maintained a high level of respect.  Yes, Pepper Keenan is no longer in the band.  Yes, he contributed to some of their best work in the ’90s. But don’t forget about their roots in the pre-Keenan era and get

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Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

JUDAS PRIEST “REDEEMER OF SOULS”

The mighty Judas Priest have held a top spot in my personal metal realm for 30 years. They were my first real metal concert during the Defenders tour in 1984. Along with Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath, they have influenced countless minions in their 40-plus year career, myself included.  While their history has had its fair share of rough patches,

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Overkill - White Devil Armory

OVERKILL “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY”

Time travel is wonderful thing, even if only in your mind. When White Devil Armory came up for review, I was taken back to a record store in 1985.  I was sifting through the new vinyl releases and came upon Feel The Fire from a New Jersey Band called Overkill. The cover of it made me buy this album. Upon

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Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

GOATWHORE “CONSTRICTING RAGE OF THE MERCILESS”

New Orleans, Louisiana, is producing some of the best releases of 2014 in the metal world. First Down, then Crowbar and Eyehategod, and now Goatwhore. Although Goatwhore are in an entirely different genre than the aforementioned bands, they are just as important as the others. Their sound, described as blackened death or blackened thrash (which I tend to agree with

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Allegaeon - Elements of the Infinite

ALLEGAEON “ELEMENTS OF THE INFINITE”

Allegaeon are not only here to bludgeon you with vicious death metal, they are here to make you think. Their third album, Elements of the Infinite, is a raging presentation of time changes, melody, shredding guitar and brutal vocals that tackle various scientific subjects and theories. This isn’t Allegaeon‘s first foray into this specific style of metal, but this is

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Agalloch - The Serpent and the Sphere

AGALLOCH “THE SERPENT AND THE SPHERE”

Agalloch evoke thoughts of forests, long winters, and expansive spaces filled with Mother Nature’s creations getting along harmoniously. They have twisted and stretched metal genres, such as folk, death and black metal, in their wake. Their trademark acoustic interludes, combined with vocalist John Haughm‘s brutal growls, makes them almost instantly recognizable. Agalloch‘s previous releases have all brought something different to the

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Tombs - Savage Gold

TOMBS “SAVAGE GOLD”

Simplicity has never sounded so good. Tombs take a brutal formula of sludge, post punk, atmospheric and black metal, and they twist it into their own little nightmare. What if you took Enslaved, Gorguts, Neurosis, Bathory and a dash of Eyehategod for good measure, and put it on frappe’ in a blender? You’d end up with something close to what you

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Halcyon Way - Conquer

HALCYON WAY “CONQUER”

Rarely does a band come around that completely stops my train of reviews. Normally I can go from one to the next with no afterthoughts;

King of Asgard - Karg

KING OF ASGARD “KARG”

The Viking metal genre has spawned forth some great bands over the years. Amon Amarth are definitely the kings of the scene, but there are

Corrosion of Conformity - IX

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY “IX”

Corrosion of Conformity have a rich history in the annals of American metal.  While they’ve morphed genres over the years, they’ve maintained a high level

Overkill - White Devil Armory

OVERKILL “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY”

Time travel is wonderful thing, even if only in your mind. When White Devil Armory came up for review, I was taken back to a

Agalloch - The Serpent and the Sphere

AGALLOCH “THE SERPENT AND THE SPHERE”

Agalloch evoke thoughts of forests, long winters, and expansive spaces filled with Mother Nature’s creations getting along harmoniously. They have twisted and stretched metal genres,

Tombs - Savage Gold

TOMBS “SAVAGE GOLD”

Simplicity has never sounded so good. Tombs take a brutal formula of sludge, post punk, atmospheric and black metal, and they twist it into their own