Reviews Archive

Archaic Winter – Esoteric Doors (WarHell Records)

I first heard Archaic Winter last year when a friend of mine passed me a copy of their 2008 release The Psychology of Death, which took me by surprise as I gave it a listen while working on some stuff around the house and found myself inadvertently repeating it, it seemed to catch my undivided [&hellip

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Thaclthi – …Erat Ante Oculos (Avantgarde Music)

Trying to describe this album is like trying to describe experiencing a head on collision that suddenly segways into a freefall through a surrealistic/hallucinatory wonderland of awkward sonic bliss spattered with down pours of despair and anger, sort of like astral traveling as a drifting non-physical entity that suddenly gets pelted by a hail of [&hellip

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Vomikaust – Punishment of Existence Demo cassette (Primal Vomit Records)

I usually don’t buy short cassettes, the ones that are less than 20 minute in length, but given that Vomikaust is a noxious plume of black/thrash filth piffed out of the anuses of some minions associated with OV, Ill Tolerance, Ives, No Pleasure in Life, it’s basically an essential own and it certainly does rip [&hellip

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Wine From Tears – Glad to Be Dead (BadMoodMan)

Wine From Tears is one of those bands within one of those genres that results in a love-hate relationship caught within a love-hate relationship for me, in other less confusing words, it’s not my thing but yet I can’t find much fault with it either. At times WFT are very dramatic and almost cliché with [&hellip

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Witch Cross – Axe to Grind

Be skeptical. It’s okay. My goodness, when Witch Cross last released and album, world maps looked quite a bit different than they do today! Reformed with Kevin Moore who handles live vocals for the mighty Saxon, Witch Cross has received the auspices of stalwart label Hells Headbangers with their legendary “Fit For Fight” album released [&hellip

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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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KATECHON – MAN, GOD, GIANT

I’ve said it before, and goddamit, I’ll keep saying it. As many of the Norwegian bands we all came to know and love since the black metal days of terror have gone on to become sad caricatures of themselves, it almost got to where hearing about a band from that country hardly became the exciting [&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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