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Gourmand – Blossoming From The Grave

Gourmand – Blossoming From The Grave

What Gourmand do so well on this album is to seamlessly mesh weirdo, technical death metal with strange time signatures, bizarre riffs, and the like on one hand, and seriously emotional, passionate music on the other.

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Dark Fortress – Spectres From The Old World

Dark Fortress – Spectres From The Old World

Dark Fortress both digs deep and imagines large on this hour long effort. With black metal as their vehicle, they ride through the cosmos and traverse the wide spaces between atoms, all of it in the service of understanding our insignificance.

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INTERVIEW: Lychgate

INTERVIEW: Lychgate

The theme of the release can be summarised as a series of ideas on transhumanism stemming out of an initial inspiration from the Fritz Lang film Metropolis (1927).

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Atavisma/Void Rot Split

Atavisma/Void Rot Split

Unlike many splits, this particular one shows consistent excellence. Kudos to Everlasting Spew for recognizing an opportunity to put together two bands that would mesh so well together, yet each show their own personality.

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Lucius Fox – Quaternary Panorama

Lucius Fox – Quaternary Panorama

Good experimental/disparate music NEEDS to have good melodies, as Frank Zappa taught us, and Lucius Fox not only gets that, but they hammer it home with head bobbing goodness. 

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INTERVIEW: Pure Wrath

INTERVIEW: Pure Wrath

If you haven't heard it yet, The Forlorn Soldier is a masterful EP by the Indonesian one-man project Pure Wrath. Recently, I was able to catch up with Ryo, the man behind the magic, to ask him a few questions. Read on, and be sure to check out his music.    ...

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مَوْلَى-Mulla

مَوْلَى-Mulla

I present to you, Mulla, a raw black metal band from the country of Iraq. Their release, مَوْلَى is something that will cut you down to the core.

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Kawir – Αδράστεια

Kawir – Αδράστεια

…every song on this album is pretty damn good and for the most part, stick in my head, with driving guitar riffs, and a creative rhythm section, long after I have stopped listening.

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Sutekh – Force Of Will

Sutekh – Force Of Will

One thing I do know about Sutekh is their first release, Force Of Will, is black metal to it’s core and it doesn’t care if you know about it or not.

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INTERVIEW: Curse Upon A Prayer

INTERVIEW: Curse Upon A Prayer

Hailing from Finland, long a home of controversial bands, and choosing to make attacks on the Islamic faith the subject of their music, the band Curse Upon A Prayer has long been viewed as problematic. I decided to dig in to see if they were indeed worthy of censure....

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