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Katatonia- Sky Void of Stars Album Review

Katatonia, the Swedish dark, doom, prog metal measters, have released their newest album “Sky Void of Stars.” The band has been active since 1991 and has been a driving force in the metal genre, known for their signature haunting and atmospheric sound. The band’s early days saw them playing a more gothic inspired doom of the nineties, which eventually evolved into their distinctive, atmospheric style they are today. Katatonia’s “Sky Void of Stars” continues their tradition of blending melancholy and […]

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Hellevate- The Purpose is Cruelty Review

Hellevate is five-piece band based out of Kansas City who have been going since 2012 releasing an EP in 2014 and along the way releasing a few singles in years that followed.  They recently released a 5 song EP titled The Purpose is Cruelty this January and from start to finish it is an absolute stunner. Hellevate is described as melodic thrash with some power and extreme metal influences intertwined. This mixture of sub genres is done very tastefully keeping us fully […]

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Death Reich-The Final Plague Review

Death Reich formed in 2018 with the mindset of grinding as hard as possible. The early lineup consisted of Jonas Blom (Sacramentum, Runemagick, ex Trident, ex Grief of Emerald, ex One Man Army and the Undead Quartet) who started on Guitar along with Marcus Fors (Voodus, ex Vornth) on drums and Robert Axelsson (Sacramentum, Grief of Emerald, ex One Man Army and the Undead Quartet) on bass. Soon after they included Christer Bergqvist (Grief of Emerald, ex Sadistic Grimness, ex Auberon) on guitar and Johnny Lehto (Grief of Emerald, ex Decameron) on vocals. That’s very same […]

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Obituary- Dying Of Everything Review

11 albums in and still got gas in the tank, Florida’s long-running veterans Obituary have not only changed the death metal genre forever but as a band who’s been around for 35 years, they’ve created and paved the way for many underground bands who were heavily influenced by genre changing sound. Obituary to me may not have a consistent catalog in comparison to most traditional and old school death metal bands but their earlier works from Slowly We Rot to […]

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Conjureth- The Parasitic Chambers Review

California’s very own Conjureth are a death metal band that are full of surprises, imagination and creativity. This new album was released through Memento Mori, The Parasitic Chambers culminated everything from their debut album and achieved that goal successfully making this album the band’s tightest and accessible records to date. Their blend of death metal music not only surpassed my expectations, but the amount of detail, creativity, and talent on the record is absolutely flawless. I am extremely impressed by […]

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Féleth- Divine Blight Review

Féleth is a Norwegian melodic metal band that was formed in 2015. The band has released 3 studio albums, with their most recent one being “Divine Blight”. The album was released on November 11, 2022. The band describes the album as: ” a collection of stories based upon the dystopian path humanity is set on. An evil king-like figurine, representing the darkness of mankind, that appears timely throughout the album is depicted on the album cover which is made by […]

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High Fells- Catharsis Review

Texas’ High Fells released their new album, “Catharsis,” on November 25th. The album was highly anticipated by fans of the American Black Metal genre. “Catharsis” does not disappoint, as it is a beautifully-crafted piece of art that is both brutal and captivating. The album opens with the track “Lingering” which sets the tone for the rest of the album. The song is fast-paced and full of blast beats, with the occasional melodic riff thrown in. The lyrics are dark and […]

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She Must Burn- Umbra Mortis Review

2022 is just about to end and what better way to close the year with an absolute banger of an album being Umbra Mortis by United Kingdom’s symphonic/ blackened deathcore outfitters She Must Burn. This band has been around for nearly a decade and it wasn’t until 2018 being introduced to the band after hearing the debut release of Grimoire which was a record I haven’t given a lot of consecutive listens when it first dropped but hearing the album, […]

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Frozen Dawn- The Decline of the Enlightened Gods Review

Frozen Dawn have been going strong for 15 years, dialing and evolving through their careers on every release. They have been described as intense, melodic at times, aggressive and thrashy with tasteful leads interwoven throughout all their albums. Their newest release The Decline of the Enlightened Gods is another offering showcasing their talents as they’ve evolved. The opening track, “Mystic Fires of Dark Allegiance” sets the tone for the entire album, with Dani Grinder delivering a powerful yet restrained vocal […]

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Haut&Court. – Collapse Review

Haut&Court recently release their third album Collapse via No Good To Anyone & Duality Records.Haut&Court are a French death/grindcore/metal band from Strasbourg just North-East of France. They’ve been a band for 10 years now evolving on every recording they put out.   Collapse opens to a classic sludge/doom riff reminiscent of old Death mixed with Pallbearer which caught me slightly off guard as they haven’t really gone down that road before musically, this becomes a running theme through the entire […]