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In Solitude – The World. The Flesh. The Devil.

Lately, plenty of young bands have taken a stab at trying to relive the glory days of heavy metal and while some are very good at what they do, Sweden’s In Solitude are the only band that could really compete with the gods. I was already a fan when I got a hold of their [&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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Blood Freak – Mindscraper

After many setbacks, Blood Freak returns with their first album in four years and HOLY FUCK did they out-do themselves! Apparently, “Mindscraper” was too extreme for their previous label so the band upgraded to Willowtip Records and finally unleashed this festival of violent deathgrind insanity! With a new line up, a new label and a [&hellip

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Crucifier – Trampled Under Cloven Hooves

Pennsylvania’s Crucifier are one of the greatest bands in the underground! They’ve been around for 20 years and since then vocalist/drummer/founder, The Black Lourde of Crucifixion has been involved in many killer bands such Grand Belial’s Key, Decieverion, Infernal Hatred, Hearse and many more. Despite his somewhat lengthy resume, Crucifier have been kept alive throughout [&hellip

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Impetigo – Defiling the Stage

Impetigo! What is there to say about them that hasn’t been said before? — they were truly one of the most influential and respected bands in death metal and goregrind. Their instantly recognizable sound combined both primitive 80’s death metal and early grindcore — and they made it sicker, filthier and deadlier than before! Frontman [&hellip

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Malignant Christ – Shrine of the Dismembered

Tennessee-based Malignant Christ have returned with their debut EP, Shrine of the Dismembered. Released through Inverted Cross Records, it contains three tracks of malicious and well crafted Death Metal with an unworldly atmosphere. Despite its short length, it is one of my favorite releases of 2010, and I couldn’t recommend it enough! Compared to their 2009 demo, Malignant [&hellip

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Mortuous – Mors Immortalis

Mortuous are a new band from San Jose, CA who formed in 2009. Beginning life as a one man project of Colin Tarvin, guitarist of Funerealm (another killer Death Metal band from the Bay Area), Mortuous grew into a five-piece featuring members of Exhumed, Repulsion, Dekapitator and Bruxers. As you can tell by now, Mortuous have a promising future ahead of them. [&hellip

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Filtheater – Caliginosity

Filtheater are a very new band from the United States (the exact town and state is unknown), who started up earlier in the year. Shortly after forming, they self-released this EP entitled, Caliginosity. It contains three over-the-top tracks of violent Death Metal! This band is for those of you who love sludgy DM with grindcore traits [&hellip

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Gravewurm – Blood of the Pentagram

After a twenty-year run of majestic brutality, Gravewurm brings their legacy to its logical conclusion with their seventh and final full-length album, Blood of the Pentagram (Hell’s Headbangers). Gravewurm’s combination of dark melodies, epic atmosphere, and a funeral march of Hellhammer-style riffing, sends their swansong into the aether, setting the Black Metal baseline so high [&hellip

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