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Unspeakable Axe Records Feature

As a sub-label of Dark Descent, Unspeakable Axe Records has made their debut with two releases sure to leave an imprint on the underground metal community. First up is Austin, TX’s Birth A.D. with their debut ‘I Blame You’, a collection of 18 fast and furious thrash masterpieces from the hey-day of 1980’s crossover. Totally [&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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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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Maveth – Coils of the Black Earth

It may have taken me a bit longer than I had hoped but I finally got my hands on a copy of Maveth’s debut full length release, “Coils of the Black Earth.” The CD was released at the tail end of 2012 with a vinyl release trailing just a few months behind it (February to [&hellip

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Desolate Shrine – The Sanctum of Human Darkness

Dark Descent Records has more than been on a roll since 2012 (which seems to be continuing into 2013 as well). Desolate Shrine’s sophomore album, “The Sanctum of Human Darkness” released alongside Maveth’s “Coils of the Black Earth” late December of 2012 and in my opinion stands as one of the best and unfortunately one [&hellip

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FATHER BEFOULED – Revulsion of Seraphic Grace

Chicago, home to some of the best metal bands in the world past and present. SCYTHE, USURPER, CIANIDE, and now FATHER BEFOULED are just a few of these bands that have brought forth an intense sound to the underground and beyond. Hitting up the scene in 2008 FATHER BEFOULED has taken up the INCANTATION style [&hellip

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Entrails

Formed in what many refer to as the death metal heyday in the early 1990’s, old school-minded Swedish death crew, Entrails, embraced the ravenous ways of the genre’s most notable contributors. Not long after their inception, the band lay dormant from the mid-nineties until just a few years ago, when the beast was resurrected to [&hellip

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Entrails – The Tomb Awaits

One of my favorite memories about the early-to-mid nineties is the fact that my little brother wasn’t even really a teenager before he became a 100%, grade-A, rabid, old school death metal obsessive. By the time he reached the sixth grade, he had already made a habit of getting into trouble at school in our [&hellip

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