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Khazaddum – Plagues Upon Arda Review

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 | by | in Review

Khazaddum, while talented, plays it a bit too safe on their debut record.

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Planet Eater – Blackness from the Stars Review

Posted on: August 4th, 2017 | by | in Review

A band that knows how to mold influences and make them their own.

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Virtual Symmetry – X-Gate Review

Posted on: June 29th, 2017 | by | in Review

A rising star in the arena of progressive metal and rock.

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The Summoned – Sessions Review

Posted on: June 14th, 2017 | by | in Review

The Summoned’s most defining work to date.

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Cryonic Temple – Into the Glorious Battle Review

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 | by | in Review

As memorable as it is proficient.

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Demon Hunter – Outlive Review

Posted on: April 1st, 2017 | by | in Review

Does not meet up to the hype.

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Without Waves – Lunar Review

Posted on: March 18th, 2017 | by | in Review

Pushes the envelope of metal in a purposeful and refined manner.

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Ex Deo – The Immortal Wars Review

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 | by | in Review

Band: Ex Deo Album: The Immortal Wars Label:  Napalm Records Genre: Melodic Death Metal Country: Canada Release Date:  13th February 2017 Sweat, blood, and tears stain your skin as you lock shields with your fellow soldiers, forming an impenetrable phalanx. You grit your teeth and remember your oath to the greatest power in the world, Rome.  But then you hear it over the clamor of neighing horses and crashing steel – a sound unlike any other, a trumpeting that resonates […]

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Seven Kingdoms – Decennium Review

Posted on: February 11th, 2017 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Seven Kingdoms Album: Decennium Label:  Independent (Self-Released) Genre: Power Metal Country: United States Release Date: January 30th, 2017 What wonders await us in the outward expanses of the Universe?  Have you ever taken a moment to look at the stars in the night sky, or browsed through pictures of nebulae and star clusters?  If you do, you’ll no doubt be struck by their beauty and majesty.  There’s a common misconception that metal is always dark and dreary, but bands […]

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Aversions Crown – Xenocide Review

Posted on: January 21st, 2017 | by | in Allgemein

Band: Aversions Crown Album: Xenocide Label:  Nuclear Blast Genre: Technical Deathcore Country: Australia Release Date: January 20th, 2017   Deep within a vortex, treading between coils of dark matter, resides an entity with enough malice to shatter the foundations of the universe.  The being is trapped, cut off from his brethren, but seeks escape…  Reading some of the lyrics to Aversions Crown’s new album Xenocide, one would think that they are in the middle of a Greg Bear or an Orson […]

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