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Intensus – Intensus

by Mat
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Published on: June 29, 2011

There are times when you get the idea that bands or artists are sometimes holding back; that they are, whilst not necessarily cutting corners, pulling their punches. This cannot be said in the case of the absurdly intense, quixotic and brutal madness conjured up on the debut album by chief [...]

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Behemoth – Abyssus Abyssum Invocat

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Published on: June 22, 2011

Behemoth is one of the leading bands in extreme metal today. They originally started out as a black metal act, but over the years they incorperated more and more death metal influences in their music. The band’s leader and main creative force, Nergal, managed to overcome a grave illness earlier [...]

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The Black Dahlia Murder – Ritual

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Published on: June 21, 2011

Out on Metal Blade, Ritual is the bands fifth full-length release. The Michigan quintet has certainly topped all of their other albums with this outing. The addition of Ryan Knight in 2009 added a real musical flair, not to say that John K wasn’t a good guitarist but Knight is [...]

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Pentagram – Last Rites

by Rob
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Published on: June 17, 2011

Not too many bands get a 40th anniversary, yet (hiatuses and breakups aside) that’s how long metalheads have been rocking to the sounds of one of doom-metal’s pioneers – to put them in some kind of historical perspective, their first single was released around the same time as Black Sabbath [...]

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Ghost – Opus Eponymous

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Published on: June 2, 2011

Ghost, the newest occult metal group out of Sweden dropped their first release, Opus Eponymous, on the public this year. The amount of press and hype before and right after the release has been staggering and far reaching in that most metal fans have heard about this band or even [...]

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Job For A Cowboy – Gloom EP

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Published on: May 31, 2011

The five lads from Glendale Arizona are back at it again with the impending release of Gloom. With two studio and two EP releases under their belt, Gloom will be their third hellish EP to assault the public’s senses. How is their lastest offering going to hold up musically to [...]

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Orange Goblin – Five CD Boxset

by Mat
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Published on: May 30, 2011

Once upon a time in a galaxy not too far away actually, someone took three chords and the truth and brought us that wonderful thing called heavy metal. Whether it’s in studio or live form we usually get our fixes from short sharp shocks.  The CD box set is usually [...]

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Interview With Believer

One of my favorite records of this year is Believer’s Transhuman. Their specific branch of progressive thrash metal is a poignant example of forward thinking metal. On behalf of the band keyboard player/guitarist Jeff King (JK) and guitarist/singer Kurt Bachman (KB) provided some interesting insights on the concept behind Transhuman, [...]

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The Gates Of Slumber – The Wretch

by Rob
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Published on: May 14, 2011

Indianapolis doom crew, The Gates Of Slumber, have quietly been going about their business for a few years now – their last album ‘Hymns Of Blood And Thunder’ was the first of theirs I’d heard but was already their fourth full-length release in five years! Having gone back and checked [...]

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Firebird – Double Diamond

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Published on: May 12, 2011

Firebird’s Double Diamond is the sixth studio release for this trio. Out on Metal Blade and Rise Above Records, ex-Carcass member Bill Steer formed Firebird. Despite the apparent revolving door of past members the current trio has dropped another release on an unsuspecting public. What can one expect from an [...]

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