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Album Review: Valkiria – Here the Day Comes

March 21, 2012
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Album Review: Valkiria – Here the Day Comes

Two men, a guitar, and a drum set. That would be a very accurate description of the gothic/doom metal men known as Valkiria, if it wasn’t for the raw nerve they manage to jump up and down on.

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Review: ENTHRALL — Throes Of Fire

March 15, 2012
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Review: ENTHRALL — Throes Of Fire

I’ve been sitting, virtual pen posed over virtual paper, for an hour now and I still can’t figure out how to describe ENTHRALL’s latest album, Throes Of Fire. Oh, there are plenty of adjectives to be applied: smooth, powerful, captivating, varied. And it’s that last one, varied, which is giving me the trouble.

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Review: Everything Went Black – Cycles Of Light

March 5, 2012
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Review: Everything Went Black – Cycles Of Light

Imagine, for a moment, you’re out driving. The engine purrs, the highway is empty. It’s just you, smooth pavement and clear blue sky. Maybe the radio is on, maybe the sunroof is open, the details aren’t important. What matters is you’re alone and wild and free. There are no distractions.

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Guest review with The Metal Advisor

February 28, 2012
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Guest review with The Metal Advisor

This week we decided to try something different. Adam, from The Metal Advisor, wrote a review of Death’s Symbolic album from 1995. And, in return, the Advisor invited us to write a review for their blog. I took up the invitation and reviewed a young band called Jagged Surge.

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Retro Review: Death’s Symbolic (1995)

February 27, 2012
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Retro Review: Death’s Symbolic (1995)

Sometimes it’s nice to stop listening to whatever new is coming down the pipe and dig out your old favourites. Nothing beats having a couple of friends over and playing the music you loved in wilder, more simple times.

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Review: Nephelium — Coils of Entropy

February 23, 2012
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Review: Nephelium — Coils of Entropy

Take some classic metal beats, throw in modern guitar work and a voice that sounds like a giant smoke stack belching clouds of toxic power into the sky and you have Nephelium’s latest album Coils of Entropy.

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Earth: Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

February 19, 2012
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Earth: Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II

Since this is a sequel to the critically acclaimed and aptly titled “Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I” let me start with the quote we provided when reviewing the first album:

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Orange Goblin: A Eulogy For the Damned

February 18, 2012
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Orange Goblin: A Eulogy For the Damned

Anyone excited about this one? We sure as hell were. After covering the epic box set we at the site have become massive fans of these staples of English metal.

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Review: Karnak Seti — In Harmonic Entropy

February 17, 2012
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Review: Karnak Seti — In Harmonic Entropy

Before getting into Karnak Seti’s new release, In Harmonic Entropy, I feel I should explain something. You know those weeks when it seems there are a hundred little things on your to-do list?

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DO NOT LOOK DOWN
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TRY DYING

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