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METAL UTOPIA PLAYLIST XCIV

Posted on: March 20th, 2017 | by

“It’s amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.”   Spotify Google Play

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Darkest Hour – Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Review

Posted on: March 19th, 2017 | by

A Return To Form

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Without Waves – Lunar Review

Posted on: March 18th, 2017 | by

Band: Without Waves Album: Lunar Label:  Prosthetic Records Genre: Progressive Metal Country: United States Release Date:  17th March 2017 At heart, metal is a pioneering genre.  To my knowledge, no other genre of music has as many subgenres or variations of subgenres.  Over the years, millions of fans have discovered music that pushes against the grain, both sonically and lyrically.  It’s one of metal’s most attractive features.  Without Waves is a band that is developing a mantra of originality around […]

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Lantern – II: Morphosis Review

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 | by

Band: Lantern Album: II: Morphosis Label: Dark Descent Records Genre: Death Metal Country: Finland Release Date: March 17th, 2017 The Finnish Death Metal duo named Lantern have now become a five-piece band that has expanded upon their first release and simultaneously keep their feet in the roots of their DM sound. “Morphosis” is indeed an excellent name for their new release, as they have changed and grown, adding depth and melody to an otherwise straightforward attack. “Black Miasma” opens the album […]

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Obituary – Obituary Review

Posted on: March 16th, 2017 | by

Band: Obituary Album: Obituary Label: Relapse Records Genre: Death Metal, Thrash Metal, Groove Metal Country: United States Release Date: March 17th, 2017 Death metal. It’s a terrifically violent and vivid portrayal of all things gruesome in life with a truly aggressive, brutal and often overpowering backing track. Over the years it has been remoulded and reinvented time and time again in to many different forms and sub genres. Bands such as Behemoth would take the original idea and blend it […]

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METAL UTOPIA PLAYLIST XCIII

Posted on: March 13th, 2017 | by

No fake news, just heavy metal   Spotify Google Play

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Cellador – Off The Grid Review

Posted on: March 10th, 2017 | by

Band: Cellador Album: Off The Grid Label: Scarlet Records Genre: Power Metal Country: United States Release Date: March 10th, 2017 This thing makes its intentions known from the first, ripping out of the gates, all furious notes, riffs, drums, and soaring vocals with some keyboard flourishes. If you don’t know what Cellador stand for, what they’re about, you find out pretty quick. They’re back, after eleven years (with stop-gap EP Honor Forth coming out in 2011), and they’re intent on […]

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METAL UTOPIA PLAYLIST XCII

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 | by

Even better than the last one!   Spotify Google Play

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Junius – Eternal Rituals For The Accretion Of Light

Posted on: March 4th, 2017 | by

Band: Junius Album: Eternal Rituals for the Accretion of Light Label: Prosthetic Records Genre: Goth Metal, Post Metal Country: United States Release Date: March 3rd, 2017 Two things I have to confess as I head into this review: I am really starting to detest the term “Post Metal” because it really doesn’t define much of anything anymore (even though I grudgingly describe it as such up above). It seems a lazy out for people who can’t quite quantify a sound […]

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Bungler – The Nature Of Being New Review

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 | by

Band: Bungler Album: The Nature Of Being New Label: Innerstrength Records Genre: Hardcore, Metalcore Country: United States Release Date: March 3rd, 2017 When my fellow reviewers and I are sent through albums to dissect and discuss we are expected to be as objective as possible. It goes without saying, right? When I looked in to Bungler and the genre that they belong to, who their influences are and the sound they aim for i will not lie that it hit […]

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