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Temple Nightside – Condemnation

From unimaginable and terrifying depths emerges the debut full length by Australian Black/Death metal outfit, Temple Nightside. While the band remains rather obscure they’ve put out two prior releases. The first of these releases was the “Prophecies of Malevolence” MLP followed shortly by a split with the much praised Antediluvian. Mixed by none other than [&hellip

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Beyond – Fatal Power of Death

To be quite honest this year has unfortunately been lacking for solid releases. But just when it seemed like Black and Death Metal had all but died out for the year Beyond released their debut, “Fatal Power of Death.” Having heard the previous 7″ I was eagerly anticipating a full length release. I can say [&hellip

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Tribulation – The Formulas of Death

Death Metal has changed quite a lot since its inception. I mean this in several ways, the biggest one of course being how often people seem to attach the term to bands who unfortunately are about as far from Death Metal as you can possibly be. In the long run superficial names used to make [&hellip

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Watain – The Wild Hunt

It has been widely known and publicized that the fifth and latest Watain album, “The Wild Hunt” would take its listeners through a completely different territory than anything the band had done previously. While there are a lot of things for older Watain fans to love about this record there are also a lot of [&hellip

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Imprecation – Satanae Tenebris Infinita

Imprecation are by no means newcomers to the underground Death Metal scene. In fact, they’re the exact opposite. With their first demo “Ceremony of the Nine Angles” seeing a release in 1992 they helped pioneer the genre alongside earlier bands like Incantation, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Entombed and various other bands. Imprecation went on to record [&hellip

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Lantern – Below

In continuation of a seeming tradition, Dark Descent Records has released the debut full-length album of another Finnish Death Metal band. This time it’s Lantern’s “Below.” First I’d like to start by saying that it is my hope that this subterranean death cult ultimately receives the praise that they deserve. I picked up the previous [&hellip

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Pathogen

Thanks for taking the time to do this interview. To start things off, how did Pathogen begin and what did you want to create with the band? In late 2000 I was pondering to form a death metal band to just maybe jam around, record a demo and then break up. At that point I [&hellip

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Nyogthaeblisz – Apocryphal Progenitors of Mankind’s Tribulation

The entire Black/Death or “War Metal” as some people call it (regardless of whether or not it has anything to do with the art of combat or warfare at all) is so incredibly overdone that just hearing the term is becoming tiresome. Nyogthaeblisz offers something much more intense than any other band that has ever [&hellip

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Krypts – Unending Degradation

Having heard “Open the Krypt” back when it cameout, I’ve always had a general idea as to what can be expected with a band like Krypts. I must admit though, their debut full length surprised me. I mean this of course in a good way. “Unending Degradation” showcases eight songs from Krypts, three of which [&hellip

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Paroxsihzem – S/T

Par-ox-ysm: noun: \ˈpa-rək-ˌsi-zəm also pə-ˈräk-\ 1: a fit, attack or sudden increase or recurrence of symptoms (as of a disease) : Convulsion 2: a sudden violent emotion or action: Outburst I think either of those two definitions (kindly provided by www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paroxysm) are sufficient for giving an impression of what you can expect from Paroxsihzem’s self-titled [&hellip

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