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Ossuaire – La Diatribe Infernale – Album Review

By on December 13, 2017

OSSUAIRE «La Diatribe Infernale» 85%

Ossuaire, newcomers on the Québec Black Metal scene, unleashed their debut album «La Diatribe Infernale» at the end of 2016.  The band is based in Montreal, with members also involved in other established projects, mainly the ferocious BlackScorn.  2017 has however been the year where…


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Don Dokken – Up from the Ashes – Album Review

By on December 11, 2017

Don Dokken – Up from the Ashes
Year: 1990
Label: Geffen
Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal

Don Dokken. Where to begin. Certainly the band Dokken needs no introduction, and I won’t review albums that have been dissected many times over the years, but I feel something must be said about the greatly overlooked 1990…


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Lethal – Programmed -Album Review

By on December 11, 2017

Lethal – Programmed
Year: 1990
Label: Metal Blade
Genre: Heavy/Progressive Metal

Usually when people talk about 80’s progressive heavy metal, from a hard rocker or headbangers point of view, you’ll hear a lot about Queensryche, Fates Warning and Crimson Glory. Which is a good thing.

A band you hear virtually nothing about, is Lethal….


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Looking For an Answer – Dios Carne – Album Review

By on December 8, 2017

God Meat is Good Meat!
Review
Looking For an Answer
Album: Dios Carne
Willowtip Records
2017

With a plethora of Death and Grindcore bands out there, it’s hard to discern which ones really contribute to the scene and those who merely “go through the motions” with no clear intent to expand the status quo. Well,…


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Corpus Christii – Delusion – Album Review

By on November 29, 2017

“Saudade – Longing for the Dark One”
Review
Corpus Christii
Album: Delusion
Folter Records
2017

Black Metal has always been a genre of extremes, bending both the notion of how music should be written and sound and over time, bands have pushed back against the “mold” by adding and varying outside elements to make it…


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Whoredom Rife – Dommedagskvad – Album Review

By on November 22, 2017

WHOREDOM RIFE «Dommedagskvad» 85%

 
Ever since the dark days of its first wave in the 80’s, Black Metal has been a movement spreading to all corners of the world, taking many shapes and forms, adopting many concepts, ideologies, etc.   The multitude of different international scenes makes it one of the…


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Killing Unit – Killing Unit EP – Album Review

By on November 20, 2017

The Rock n’ Roll Hammer has Fallen
Review
Killing Unit
Album: Killing Unit EP
Self-Released
2017

Montreal has always been a hotbed for the heavier side of music and with such renowned luminaries as VOIVOD, DBC, AUGURY and CRYPTOPSY it’s no wonder that four piece, KILLING UNIT fit right in! Their introduction to the Montreal…


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Furia – Księżyc milczy luty – Album Review

By on November 14, 2017

Furia – Księżyc milczy luty – 90%
 

Poland’s Furia was established in Katowice, Poland in 2003, an influential black metal band regarded highly in Poland. Furia is also part of the “Let the World Burn” collective, consisting of multiple bands sharing the same members including such bands as MasseMord.  On…


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Wolves in the Throne Room – Thrice Wolven – Album Review

By on November 12, 2017

An Aura of Refined Brilliance Review
Wolves in the Throne Room
Album: “Thrice Wolven”
Artemisia Records
2017

It has been years since U.S. brothers, Aaron and Nathan Weaver have unleashed some truly harrowing Black Metal in “Celestial Lineage” back in 2011. Some may argue that with 2014’s, “Celestite”, the band fumbled the ball somewhat…


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Wędrujący Wiatr – O turniach, jeziorach i nocnych szlakach – Album review

By on November 8, 2017

Wędrujący Wiatr   «O turniach, jeziorach i nocnych szlakach»  90%
 
From the beautiful mountains and forests of Poland comes one of the most interesting Black Metal projects we have had the pleasure to review so far : the absolutely grandiose and mind-blowing Wędrujący Wiatr.  The two members crafting the sounds of this…

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