Monthly Archive:: June 2011

Black Oath – The 3rd Aeon

Classic Italian horror/funeral doom metal in the occult traditions of Paul Chain, Zess, Malombra, L’Imperro Dele Ombre, Arpia, THC Witchfield (Thomas Hand Chase), etc., but with their own take on the style that is very metal, very doom, and heavier than a death sentence to be drawn out long and painfully. Expect the sounds and [&hellip

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Sun and Moon Records

SunAndMoonRecords.com Sometimes I receive promo packs in the mail and wonder how the label got my address…Maybe I am getting old or the Arizona heat is starting to bake my brain…At any rate, Sun and Moon Records is one such label, sending a healthy batch of discs my way, unflinching with their request for my [&hellip

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Coffinworm

Indianapolis, Indiana’s beloved and blackened sludge demons of otherworldly doom annihilation, Coffinworm, are the hell-raisers your priest should’ve damn well warned you about. For those that somehow have yet to be initiated, the band’s full length, When All Became None, simply owns your filthy soul and there‘s nothing you can do about it. It’s been [&hellip

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Batillus – Furnace

It’s probably safe to say that the late 1980’s and early 1990’s were the most significant when it comes to what molded my musical taste into the rabid, death-dealing beast of diversity it is today. Yes, those are the bygone days when I witnessed my own budding interest in all things in any way metal-related [&hellip

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Kata Sarka

Indianapolis, Indiana’s blackened crust killing machine, Kata Sarka, is most definitely not a beast that is to be taken lightly. Since their inception, the outfit has unleashed their wrathful demons by way of two EP’s that truly turn the experience of music into a visceral blood-letting ritual that is equal parts chaotic and intelligent. Forbidden [&hellip

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Hemoptysis – Misanthropic Slaughter

Made up of a diverse group of musicians who have created a sound not heard since the birth of Thrash Metal decades ago, Hemoptysis is the true embodiment of the re-birth of American Thrash Metal. They have released their debut album Misanthropic Slaughter, which is an amazing Thrash metal Album. I heard a lot of [&hellip

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Forgotten Tomb – Under Saturn Retrograde

Under Saturn Retrograde is the 6th studio album for these Italians that manage to defy exact classification and avoid surrendering to confinement within a style that tends to hinder creativity. The phrase being used to promote this release, “Nihilistic Black Rock Unlimited”, which fits, but it’s surely more metal than rock, definitely black overall but [&hellip

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Seven Witches – Call Upon the Wicked

OOOOOH Yeah!!!!! Now I’m back in my metal realm again as I sift through my pile of “to review” that’s been building into a Tower of Babel of it’s own. ‘Call Upon the Wicked’ is the 8th offering from this true heavy metal massive featuring Jack Frost (founder and axe wielder), the James Rivera (Helstar, [&hellip

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Hollenlarm – Hellish Noise

Now THIS is one of those albums that you pick up, put on and instantly have your brain violently consumed!!!!!! The sound is an intoxicating brew of doom, classic 90’s sludge, old school death metal, crust and even black metal. I can actually hear and feel Acid Bath in the track “I Hope You’re There”, [&hellip

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Moon – Caduceus Chalice

Solo act from down under, Moon, brings about an ethereal supernatural experience of what can only be described as an out of body experience by means of atmospheric occult black metal. Epic tracks like the closer “Chalice”, bring back the simplicity and unearthly ambiance of mid to late Burzum and a strong dissonant tone of older Xasthur [&hellip

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