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This "Crypt of the Devil" album is the perfect storm for Six Feet Under, and easily the best work Chris Barnes has had a hand in making since "The Bleeding."
- Read the full Six Feet Under - Crypt of the Devil review
This isn't something to listen to when the summer sun is hot on your head and life feels just peachy- this is for those days when anxiety and misery work their magic to give "Human = Garbage" its real form.
- Read the full Dystopia - Human = Garbage review
The art of rerecording albums is a baffling practice. You'd think after bands like Exodus and Manowar kidnapped their flawless masterpieces and defiled them in unspeakable ways that other groups would get the picture.
- Read the full Exhumed - Gore Metal: A Necrospective review
Starbynary has earned the right to put itself among the top of the class if "Dark Passenger" is any indication to the smart instrumentation and excellent songwriting antics found prowling the band's progressive metal approach.
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Ered is a nice find for those craving the cold and abominable ways of Necrophobic and others. "Night of Eternal Doom" pitches few surprises, but it's fantastic for what it is
- Read the full Ered - Night of Eternal Doom review
"Kyrr" is to "Earth Blood Magic" what a spelling test is to the GRE. While there are shared similarities, the differences between the two can be picked out with little effort.
- Read the full Kontinuum - Kyrr review
Matt Hensch recently sat down with Garry Jennings to discuss the reissue of Cathedral's "In Memoriam". They also discussed Lucifer's debut album, the status of Septic Tank, the progress on a new Death Penalty album and more.
- Read the full Garry Jennings (ex-Cathedral, Death Penalty, Lucifer) Interview review
"Live at the Final Frontier" nails the requisites for a live recording to excel. The mix brings enough crunch to the guitars to give off the traditional Iron Savior bite without shoving the rhythm section out of the picture.
- Read the full Iron Savior - Live at the Final Frontier review
Not too much to gripe about when it comes down to the meat and potatoes of "Apex Predator - Easy Meat," as the Napalm Death enterprise once more proves itself satisfactory.
- Read the full Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat review
There is plenty to admire in how the group operates while diving headlong into the chaos which follows the subgenre ruled by Napalm Death and others, but the experimental elements are a wonderful touch.
- Read the full Antigama - The Insolent review
It would make sense for Lovecraftian horrors to first invade California when the thin membrane of reality collapses and gives way to eternal suffering and enslavement at the hands of the Great Old Ones.
- Read the full Temple of Dagon - Revelations of the Spirit review
Whyzdom is playing familiar territory here, though on a dwindling source of bewilderment. There is a new vocalist-traded out between albums in typical Whyzdom fashion, as though singer swaps happen at the rate of oil changes.
- Read the full Whyzdom - Symphony For a Hopeless God review
Necrowretch's take on the death/black metal scheme is superior to others attempting the union due in part to the band's ability to take the evil and the filth of both sounds and make them seemingly one and the same.
- Read the full Necrowretch - With Serpents Scourge review
Lance King sounds tremendous, and the instrumental competency of the group is outstanding, but the songs drop and rise at a pace that is too erratic to make "My Misanthropia" the album it could have been.
- Read the full Ilium - My Misanthropia review
The routine here runs on basic heavy metal, despite catering to the notion that this is somehow a continuation of "In Search of Sanity" given the band name and the members involved, all of whom once had a stint in Onslaught.
- Read the full The Sanity Days - Evil Beyond Belief review
As tremendous as it is, "Gods of War - At War" was built to come out triumphant and epic, but not plumped up to its eyeballs in unnecessary additives, which, these days, is a rare feat. 10 out of 10!
- Read the full Macabre Omen - Gods of War - At War review
The courteous and honorable men of Kamelot showed the world they still had more than enough in the tank to continue pounding out top-tier opuses of power metal on "Silverthorn," which was an astounding achievement.
- Read the full Kamelot - Haven review
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