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GLOOMY GRIM Founding Member Agathon Passed Away

Gloomy Grim founding member Juha Hintikka aka Agathon has passed away. The band’s Facebook page was the first to announce the sad news of Agathon’s passing. Cause of death was the brain tumors were discovered at Hintika in late 2019. Gloomy Grim has released seven full-length and a number of demos, EPs and splits. From their first album “Blood, Monsters, Darkness” in 1998 through Holy Records, the band remained loyal to their symphonic and dark black metal sound all the […]

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IATT – Magnum Opus

Residing from brotherly love in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania comes IATT, a extreme metal band who’s style is catapulted into the deepest, darkest and most diverse sounding albums that I’ve listened to throughout 2022. Magnum Opus is the latest chapter by these Pennsylvanians and musically speaking, talk about a huge leaps and bounds in terms of structure, craftsmanship and delivering qualities over qualities, this album showcases a brand new chapter into the band’s catalog making Magnum Opus such a exhilarating, experimented and […]

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MAUL – Seraphic Punishment

Many more bands within the death metal underground have committed and established themselves to become a household name and be a unstoppable force as the years go by. Maul is surely that band that I see such great potential in the foreseeable future and behold, we have the debut full-length recording of Seraphic Punishment which is handled by Redefining Darkness Records. If you think their 2020 EP of Monarchy Of Mold was raw and heavy sounding, this is leaps and […]

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EVERGREY – A Heartless Portrait: The Orphean Testament

Evergrey are a Swedish based metal band that’s been around the scene for almost three decades in existence. I first heard of this band around 2019 after listening to their record The Atlantic and I was quite impressed going in blind not knowing the band or the style, sound and lyrical content. Now in 2022 this is the latest offering by these Swede musicians making this is the thirteenth full-length recording and is the continuation of last year’s album Escape […]

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XANDRIA Return With New Single & Lineup

After releasing Theater Of Dimensions album back in 2017, German symphonic metal icons Xandria mark a steadfast return with more facets than ever on their new single, entitled “Reborn”. Active since the early 90s, the band introduces this eagerly anticipated song of life, featuring the dynamic range of new vocalist Ambre Vourvahis. Alongside new singer, the band also present Dimitrios Gatsios (drums), Tim Schwarz (bass) and Rob Klawonn (guitar) as the new band members. The band states: “Dear fans, Xandria […]

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BOG BODY – Cryonic Crevasse Cult

New York’s Bog Body are a extreme metal band that’s been active in the scene since 2016 and have presented us their debut full-length recording of Cryonic Crevasse Cult which is released through Canadian based label Profound Lore Records. Bog Body’s style and approach into creating such enduring, mythological and sacrificing style of both death and sludge metal with little traces of doom in the mix is a nice balance into incorporating these arrangements and immersive signature style melodies provide […]

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SEPTICFLESH – Modern Primitive

Anyone who knows me very well or reads this review will know that Greece’s symphonic death metal titans Septicflesh are in my top ten favorite band’s of all time list. I have been a massive supporter and fan of these guys since 2008’s Communion which in my opinion still is one of their finest album’s in the entire catalog. After a five year gap between 2017’s masterpiece of Codex Omega and now the most recent of Modern Primitive, Septicflesh are […]