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Album Review: Hypnos, “Set Fire To The Sky”

Hypnos are the new wave of Swedish heavy metal. The ’70s-inspired quintet are back with their third album, Set Fire to the Sky, and they are ever so slightly pushing the needle into heavier territory. This isn’t to say that their signature, classic hard rock approach isn’t present and counted for on this album. There’s just more of an early Iron

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Nekrokraft: “Servants” Album Review

Nekrokraft are described as “Swedish blackened thrash,” and they rage in full of force with their debut album, Servants. The themes of the lyrics are based on Babylonian and Scandinavian folklore as heard on the song “Mouth ov Ahriman,” the evil, destructive spirit in the dualistic doctrine of Zoroastrianism. It’s a decent enough track but just lacks that something that

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Hypnos: “GBG Sessions” Album Review

Any band whose press release compares them to Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest will get my attention. Priest and Lizzy are not only two of my all time favorite bands, but they are groups I have been since back in the mid-’70s until today. So, if you’re gonna try to run with the big dogs, you better be able to

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Nekrokraft - Servants - Cover

Nekrokraft: “Servants” Album Review

Nekrokraft are described as “Swedish blackened thrash,” and they rage in full of force with their debut album, Servants. The themes of the lyrics are