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Unexpect – Fables of the Sleepless Empire

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Published on: June 4, 2011

I have been expectantly waiting for this album for a very long time. The first time I heard Unexpect, it was about 1:30 in the morning. Intrepid photographer Adam Wills and I were driving back from Buffalo, NY, where we had seen Krallice, Bloody Panda, and Portal, a show [...]


Alcest – Le Secret

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Published on: May 9, 2011

Most black metal is just that: black. Bruise, pitch, tar, charcoal, ink — the stick outline of a leafless tree against an unforgiving sky. Alcest are something different. It is not the music of midnight; it is dawn and twilight. It is blue, silver and violet; it is delicate and [...]

"The Project Hate MCMXCIX: Bleeding The New Apocalypse" booklet

The Project Hate MCMXCIX – Bleeding The New Apocalypse

Before getting into the music, I want to dissect this album title a bit. The first part of the title is not a declarative statement, like “the apocalypse is bleeding”; it is an active phrase, a threat. The Project Hate MCMXCIX attempt to position themselves as the edge upon which [...]


Septicflesh – The Great Mass

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Published on: April 17, 2011

Historically, for traditional composers, writing a mass was the keystone of their careers. Many of the most famous compositions of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods are masses. Requiem masses tended to be particularly highly regarded, and a composer’s interpretation of this funereal celebration was often considered to be their [...]

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