Monthly Archive:: May 2011

Ghost – Opus Eponymous

It seems safe to say that, throughout the years, bands and/or musicians with quirky gimmicks or “over-the-top” visual theatrics have more or less been received one of two ways by the music-loving portion of the planet’s population: immersed in fanatical praise with rose petals and groupie undergarments at their feet…or blasted with ridicule as the [&hellip

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Fiends at Feast

Give us a history of your band…you are from California, yes? Are Fiends at Feast membersinvolved in other projects? In 2008, Fiends at Feast was first formed in the lair of our guitarist Sammer in Santa Cruz, CA.He shortly met up with our second guitarist, David, to form to core of what would be Fiends.Soon [&hellip

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Black Witchery – Inferno of Sacred Destruction

It’s getting pretty routine by now. A damn good routine. Ever since exploding on the scene with a demo and 7 inch, Black Witchery became known as yet another band that pays maybe a little too much homage to the mishmashed black/death/grind sound made popular by Blasphemy and mastered only by so few, including these [&hellip

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Cryptic Throne – The Wolves Gather

After what seems like an eternity of neither listening to nor writing about anything extreme, it is with great pleasure that I present ‘The Wolves Gather’, an 11 track onslaught from USBM one man cult Cryptic Throne. Driving and dripping with the blood of innocents, ‘The Wolves Gather’ is a strong release that should not [&hellip

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Blodhemn

Interview by Eset Hellfrost It was just a few months ago I ran into this band on the net for the very first time. Not many manage to get the WOW-factor on me, but Invisus knew how to enchant me with his one-man project Blodhemn from the very first second. What is promissed is what [&hellip

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Nephrolith – Xullux

More often than not, the origins of a band’s chosen moniker usually have the foundation of a symbolic meaning or intriguing and/or humorous story behind its relevance. For instance, it has been stated that Burzum mastermind, Varg Vikernes took the name for his legendary project from the word for “darkness” in the Black Speech of [&hellip

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Book Of Black Earth – The Cold Testament

All too many times, bands come erupting from the gates with their debut full-length records at full, hell-spawned power, the proverbial blood, sweat and tears gushing from every raging pore…and the fans love every single song, every single note. With that blistering introduction, those bands seem to reach their peak before they’ve even really started, [&hellip

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Deceased – Surreal Overdose

After years of delays and line up changes, death metal pioneers Deceased finally unleash their latest opus, “Surreal Overdose.” The band’s first album in six years and it was well worth the wait! It contains all the elements Deceased are known for: intense death/thrash with melodic hooks and a dark atmosphere. There’s touches of classic [&hellip

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Dismemberment

Fairly new to the scene, southern Ohio outfit Dismemberment are rapidly carving their own devastating mark into the history book of aggressive music. From the recent release of their dark, crushing-as-all-hell EP, to their upcoming performance in support of certain Bay Area thrash legends, the quartet are breathing new life into their genre and have [&hellip

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Crust/Grind/Sludge Feature

Beer Corpse – Keg Nuts  7” (Give Praise 2011) One of these awesome stormtrooper minute long anthems opens up with a belch and a priest saying “A thousand Saint Mary’s”, so far from me to bitch…but who the hell steals my line!!!? (the belch that is, if it were a fart it’d be full on [&hellip

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