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Bonehunter – Children of the Atom

listening to them is nothing like experiencing the soft caresses of a warm, spring rain. Rather, it is more like showering in steel wool and then sticking your head inside a forge to dry off.

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Hypnos – Set Fire to the Sky

These exuberant Swedes do much more than merely incorporate their retro influences into their sound; no, they take idolatry one step further by blatantly aping different bands’ styles for individual songs.

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Riverside – Wasteland

Band - Riverside Album - Wasteland Country of Origin - Poland Genre - Progressive Rock/Metal Release Date - September 28, 2018 Label - InsideOut Music Author - Mannerheim As fans of music we are always surrounded by tragedy. Opening ourselves continually to the...

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Voivod – The Wake

…the album is darkly upbeat. There is plenty of energy with a plethora of twists and turns to keep it interesting.

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Grá – Väsen

Väsen isn’t an in-your-face album that grab you by your throat, and drowns you in its greatness. Rather, it is subtly great.

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Svederna – Svedjeland

They take a tried and true recipe, and then create a perfect dish from it. No need for garnish or fancy sauces, the main dish is perfect as is.

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AbominaBlood – Abomination Continues

Band - AbominaBlood Album - Abomination Continues Country of Origin - Argentina Genre - Black/Death Metal Release Date - January 1, 2018 Label - Cyclopean Eye Productions Author - Hayduke   There’s something about South American extreme metal, something filthy and...

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Immortal Guardian – Age of Revolution

There aren’t enough hours in the day to give everything a full album listen, so something has to grab me to keep me switching to the next, and it is certainly rare for power metal to do that for me. That alone is recommendation, as Age of Revolution has had double digits full album listens.

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Lifelost – Dialogues From Beyond

The riffs are dissonant ear worms that savagely burrow through your brain with the menace of Herbert’s Sandworms. They don’t so much sit in the back of your subconscious as tear through it to make it their nest.

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