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Sepultura – Machine Messiah

January 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’ve got to admit I’m one of those people that gave up on Sepultura when Max Cavalera left years ago. I considered the first few Sepultura albums – Morbid Visons [...]

RIVIẼRE – Heal

January 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

In the world of heavy metal, I really feel France have some of the most forward thinking and creatively unique bands out there and Toulouse’s own RIVIẼRE are no [...]

Galactic Empire – Galactic Empire

January 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Star Wars fans and metal fans and both very similar when you look down to it. They’re both often unfairly criticised tribes who love collectables (for Star Wars fans [...]

UR – Hail Death

January 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hail Death is the debut EP of Poland’s UR. The group has only been active since 2015 but their overall style and musicianship suggests they’ve been playing together much [...]

Kreator – Gods of Violence

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

I often wonder what America would be like today if the Teutonic Big Four had broke first. I remember when Metallica hit it big, suddenly there were thrash bands everywhere! [...]

Cioran – Bestiale Battito Divino

January 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Padua, Italy’s Cioran must have been influenced by the somewhat obscure works of philosopher Emil Cioran, whose work focused on emptiness and despair. The band Cioran [...]

Boris the Blade – Warpath

January 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Australia’s metal scene throughout the ’80s and ’90s was always somewhat of an enigma, though there were a few well known underground acts such as Mortal Sin [...]

Vader – The Empire

December 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’ve often wondered what motivates a band with the pedigree of Vader. What more could a death metal band so decorated accomplish?  The group has been around since 1983. [...]

Rave The Reqviem – The Gospel of Nil

December 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Swedish synth/industrial metal outfit Rave the Reqviem are back with their second full length album The Gospel of Nil, which is so far proving to be very well received from [...]

Ysengrin & Sartegos – Resvrrezionespiritval

December 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ysengrin is one of my favorite bands. The duo from Normandy, France has just released its latest music via a split with fellow black/death metallers Sartegos from Spain. Both [...]
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