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"Ritually Abused" marked the debut of Num Skull's short run. For a period when thrash was alive and death metal's stillborn corpse had been wiggling its way out into the world, "Ritually Abused" is a child of its time.
- Read the full Num Skull - Ritually Abused (Reissue) review
Anaal Nathrakh has aged gracefully (if one finds cause to call a group whose sonic assault burns in a little-kids-forced-to-bathe-in-napalm kind of way graceful).
- Read the full Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum review
The world of melodic death metal the guys of At The Gates helped create has moved on. Only now, with the return of its master, they've shown up a day late and a dollar short
- Read the full At The Gates - At War With Reality review
Sixteen years it took for Soulburn to return, and they have done a magnificent job. This album is a bombing balance of impious death/black metal in the vein of Necrophobic or Unanimated and authentic Asphyx-grade grooves that could doom one to death.
- Read the full Soulburn - The Suffocating Darkness review
The EP covers a lot of ground in presenting the many angles and motifs of Haken during its run of thirty-four minutes. They are, of course, quite seamless in their collective execution
- Read the full Haken - Restoration review
'Under Command' makes Portrait and RAM go head to head. Both bands on the six-cut split contribute a new song and a cover paying tribute to an idol of their choosing, but also a reinterpretation of a track written and performed by the other group.
- Read the full RAM and Portrait - Under Command Split review
Brief sampler of Necrowretch's 'With Serpents Scourge' in the form of a two-song EP. From France this Necrowretch hails, a vile band whose brand of death metal strikes up similarities to old Death, Grotesque, Autopsy, other acts of sickness.
- Read the full Necrowretch - Even Death May Die review
Amulet is genuinely influenced by NWOBHM, a classic brand of heavy metal whose influence has, unfortunately, dwindled down to a trickle compared to the Slayer tribute bands and Machine Head clones running amok.
- Read the full Amulet - The First review
'Stormborn' has rekindled the Bloodbound charm and conjured up some nice power metal customs a la Helloween, which coincide agreeably next to the Mystic Prophecy-esque hammerings.
- Read the full Bloodbound - Stormborn review
Sodom's 'Sacred Warpath' EP comes a year and some change after Tom Angelripper and company pulverized a fair number of balls on the long-running faction's fourteenth full-length album called 'Epitome of Torture.'
- Read the full Sodom - Sacred Warpath review
Stacked up next to the near-decade it took "Portal of I" to see the light of day, "Citadel" was chalked up and heaved out fast enough to make Mike Portnoy's head spin.
- Read the full Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel review
Matt Hensch recently caught up with Corrosion of Conformity's Reed Mullin as the band tour with Gwar in support of their new album "IX". Read Matt's review of the album and full interview with Reed.
- Read the full Corrosion of Conformity Interview and IX Review review
These hymns of triumphant grandeur are among the most motivating and spirited within the massive Celtic folk/black metal panorama that is Primordial's wonderful catalog.
- Read the full Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen review
"Necrocracy" caters mostly to the energy and expertise of the band while presenting memorable, authentic slabs of death metal with no shortage of striking riffs or intricate situations.
- Read the full Exhumed - Necrocracy review
"The Divination of Antiquity" is the first of Winterfylleth's albums to create a dominating presence, crushing expectations and shattering creative barriers that had slightly impeded the band's journey on "The Threnody of Triumph."
- Read the full Winterfylleth - The Divination of Antiquity review
The second part of Virgin Steele's rightfully-lauded "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" epic is not only the finest cut of the group's excellent zenith, but a timeless classic whose obscurity among the herd is unpardonable.
- Read the full Classics: Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell - Part 2 review
"Melana Chasmata" is profoundly deep and compelling, for darkness itself is mysterious and unpredictable, and if it had a soundtrack, it would look upon Triptykon and look no further.
- Read the full Triptykon - Melana Chasmata review
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