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OVNEV – Incalescence

One of the biggest strengths of the black metal genre is the use of atmosphere. The genre is able to create some really interesting pieces of work that are unique to this section of heavy music. One underrated gems of this genre is Ovnev from Texas. This project focuses a lot on wilderness, and creates a sound that sounds like it comes from a cold forest from the Northern United States. Their most recent album, “Incalescence”, is a great show […]

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HOODED MENACE – Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed

Finnish death doom outfitters Hooded Menace have returned to create a album incredibly doomy and emotional that their craftsmanship, musicality and appreciation for death doom is exactly what the genre needed in a long time. Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed is another demonstration and the latest chapter for these musicians as they’ve combined death metal structures and usual, rotten doom metal-esque atmosphere with their distinctive flavorings of macabre death doom signatures. The incorporation of death metal instrumentals is their element of surprise […]

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THE WALKING DEAD ORCHESTRA – Resurrect

France’s The Walking Dead Orchestra takes the element of surprise incorporating death metal and deathcore with an improvised, destructive and slaughtered style for the band’s heaviest material to date. Resurrect is the latest addition that was released through Unique Leader Records and after giving the album couple of listens this is by far the band’s most crafted and symbolic albums they’ve done. From the old school death metal sounding atmosphere, to the more faithful, wild, personal and wonderfully made songwriting, […]

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CAVURN – Rehearsal

Of the many genres that populate the landscape that is metal, one of the most interesting is death doom. This hybrid attempts to combine two genres that have distinct features, and combines them into one, with varying levels of success. One band that has done this very well is Cavurn, who released a three song EP titled “Rehearsal” later last year. While it hinges on doom metal a lot, the death metal is clearly there, and the strengths of both […]

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FACELESS BURIAL – Grotesque Miscreation

In recent years, many great metal bands have come out of Australia. The scene there is alive and thriving, giving us many bands that will hopefully be around for a while. One of the lesser known bands from the region is Faceless Burial, who play a style of old school death metal that takes some influence from Swedish death metal. Their first full length, titled “Grotesque Miscreation” released last year, and while it’s nothing mind-blowing, the album is a solid […]

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DEATH FORTRESS – Triumph Of The Undying

New Jersey’s black metal band Death Fortress had two incredible releases and are returning with 2017’s Fallen Empire Records of Triumph Of The Undying. First off, this album is incredibly aggressive while it mainly concentrates a much more quicker, diverse and experimented style of black metal with the production displayed here is unfortunately bit spotty. Music wise, the guitar and bass tones provide frantic energy that sort of reminded me of Immortal for its blackened atmospheric passages while eschewing serious bestial […]

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MORS PRINCIPIUM EST – Embers Of A Dying World

Symphonic metal is a genre that for many is hit or miss. Many bands attempt to successfully put orchestral instrumentals, or instrumentals of the same sort, and mix it with their brand of metal. A band that pulls the sound off very well is Mors Principium Est. The Finish band released their sixth full-length last year, titled “Embers of a Dying World”. This album manages to blend symphonic melodic death metal with black metal and some neo-classical influence to create […]

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DYSCARNATE – With All Their Might

As the death metal genre evolves, more bands come out of the woodwork to take the genre in the direction of their choice, with varying levels of success. Dyscarnate, based out of the United Kingdom, have taken the genre, and their sound is one not to be missed. With their third album, “With All Their Might”, shows them grow fully into the band they are, and release a must-listen for any fans of the genre. “Of Mice and Mountains” kicks […]

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THE FACELESS – In Becoming A Ghost

American technical/progressive death metal outfit The Faceless are amongst one of my top ten favorite modern day bands in the scene. With 2017’s Sumerian Records of In Becoming A Ghost there’s some minor lineup changes including a new vocalist featuring black metal songwriter Ken Sorceron from Abigail Williams and recruited a drummer into the mixture named Bryce Butler. From Michael Keene’s precise playing to the visceral dynamics of sharp drumming and bass tones these musicians have increased the the flowing […]

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ENOQUIAN – Llamas De Gloria Primera

Argentinean black metallers Enoquian have unleashed their debut album Llamas De Gloria Primera upon the world through Satanath Records. This album is full black metal assault that is executed damn near flawlessly. Enoquian is a fairly fresh band, formed in 2015 but listening to Llamas De Gloria Primera, you would think they have been doing this for a while now. Now most of us who are black metal fans, it is easy to spot a simplistic and lazy black metal release but […]