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Musically, the album is so dynamic and unpredictable, it very nearly defies classification. To say that it is a mix of black and death metal, while true, does not do justice to what you hear when you listen.read more
Brief thoughts on 25 different albums.read more
This album caught me by surprise, to be honest. I loved the album art from the time I saw it, but wasn’t expecting a sound so uniquely vintage yet contemporary at the same time.read more
All in all, just a heavy, old school, meaner version of their younger selves.read more
Entwining brutality and beauty, with eerie keyboards and unique rhythms, seeming to blend genres with ease.read more
Death-grind, black metal, and crust all jump into the mix to create an abysmal groove that will have your head banging and the pit churning in no time.read more
With 18 songs and the longest coming in at a whopping 3:37, the Virginia 5-piece rips through the album in the best crossover thrash tradition.read more
If this balance of aggression, speed and groove doesn’t get your blood pumping you must be dead.read more
With shades of many types of metal like Folk/Viking to Extreme/Death all the way to an almost progressive feel, this band shows they’re very well rounded and have many more stories for us all to hear.read more
It’s fast paced and dirty. Exactly how I like my… Punk music.read more
Covering the gamut from straight stoner rock to gorgeous psychedelic interludes, Songs of Darkness and Despair comfortably bridges the gap between both.read more
Tokens for Hell is groovy, cosmic music with a very Black Sabbath feel. Except it’s on acid.read more
To understand the album, give yourself an hour plus where you can sit and absorb the entirety without interruption. Your patience and effort will be rewarded with an album remarkable in its dark passion.read more
The album delivers torrents of guitars, deluge after deluge of roar and wail, with riffs that are more often engaging and accessible than dizzying and speed-driven.read more
My favorite albums are ones that present a cohesive vision and Fen have certainly delivered this in spades.read more
Listening to Damaged System, released in early 2016, was like taking a trip to the 1980’s only without the stone-washed denim and Aquanet hair.read more
With their fourth full length release As Was, Black Anvil is fast becoming the US answer to Enslaved (as a huge fan of the latter, this is not a comparison I make lightly).read more
This album may be the darkest cleansing fire I have ever witnessed.read more
Long-time Obituary fans will be very happy with the variety on the album and it may even be enough to win back some fans that left them for dead.read more
North Carolina’s Behind the Sun deliver a blistering five songs full of the heavy riffs, rhythmic shifts, and choral ensembles of growl not unknown in the prog side of death metal.read more