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Deserted Fear – My Empire

This old school death metal revival that’s been going on for a few years is great. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I can’t stand what passes for death metal these days, and you’re probably sick of hearing about it. On that note, let me tell you a little bit about Deserted Fear. These Teutonic [&hellip

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Enthroned

With: Nornagest (lead vocals/guitars) Enthroned Hail Enthroned! Let’s talk about Obsidium for a moment. How did the songwriting process for this album come about? “Obsidium” is probably the most spontaneous album Enthroned ever recorded; the whole process from the composition and recording happened in more or less six month, a way to express certain intensity. [&hellip

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Enthroned – Obsidium

Enthroned has been at the black metal game for quite a while, almost 20 years at the time of this writing! While they’ve never been the most innovative or groundbreaking band, their sound has certainly evolved over the years, but not so much so that they’ve become a completely different band (even if that’s literally [&hellip

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Temple of Baal / Ritualization – The Vision of Fading Mankind

When two bands join in conspiracy with each other, what do you get? A split, of course! And in The Vision of Fading Mankind, we find two French bands that ride the line between death and black metal in Temple of Baal and Ritualization. Temple of Baal leads the way, charging forth with their modernistic [&hellip

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Funeral Fornication – Pandemic Transgression

Hailing from British Columbia, the one-man sorrow monger, Funeral Fornication, has released its latest ode to melancholia, Pandemic Transgression. Sorrowful is one way to describe the album, as a brooding sadness permeates every song. Not content with the tremolo picking and tortured screams of most black metal, Vultyrous showcases his more ambient side by tossing [&hellip

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Root – Heritage of Satan

If there’s one thing that can be said about Czech black metal stalwarts Root, it’s that they aren’t satisfied with repeating themselves. Each record they release has seen the band expand its sound, ranging anywhere from subtle changes to outright genre shifts. Heritage of Satan, the band’s latest full-length, shows the band once again change [&hellip

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Haemoth – In Nomine Odium

Sometimes a dose of vicious, hate-filled blasphemy is exactly what you need. Enter Haemoth with their latest album, In Nomine Odium (Debemur Morti Productions). You won’t find any darkly beautiful melodies or depressing passages here. The band chooses to go straight for the throat with their brand of raw black metal. You know what I’m [&hellip

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Bastard Priest – Ghouls of the Endless Night

If you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on recently, death metal seems to have been going down the wrong path for some time now. Newer bands focus almost entirely on musical precision and high production values and write some of the most embarrassing lyrics to ever disgrace a metal album, often sounding like [&hellip

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