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Motorowl – Om Generator

It’s not often that my fascination with owls leads me to good music. It’s surprising if it leads me to music at all.  However,...

Hammers of Misfortune – Dead Revolution

Although Hammers of Misfortune have been around for nearly 20 years, I'm sad to report that, somehow, this is the first I’ve heard of them....

Cancer Bats – Searching For Zero

For punks, authenticity is key. So when Toronto hardcore giants Cancer Bats announced their fifth studio LP was to be recorded with multi-platinum producer...

Incantation – Dirges of Elysium

In the early days of death metal, the scene was split between several regional scenes, but none as brutal as the one in New...

Mount Salem – Endless

One of my favorite left-field answers to the dreaded “what kind of music do you listen to” question is “caveman music.” It gets a...

Lake Of Tears – By The Black Sea

Lake Of Tears formed in the early 90s as a somewhat straight-forward doom metal band, but over the years the initial sound went in a...

Sahg – Delusions of Grandeur

Situations like these are why I hate giving albums numerical scores. If you can recognize a band's talent and skill, but also recognize that...

Indian – From All Purity

In terms of music that sounds absolutely hateful, sludge metal is the scene you can always count on to keep pushing the envelope. Whether...

Altar of Betelgeuze – Darkness Sustains the Silence

The aspect of doom and sludge metal that's always drawn me into it is the fact that there aren't very many rules as to...

Avatarium – Avatarium

If the name Leif Edling doesn't mean anything to you, then you're woefully unfamiliar with one of the greatest riffsmiths of this generation. As...

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Belphegor – The Devils

Belphegor's twelfth studio album, "The Devils," is a dark and intense offering that showcases the band's signature blackened death metal sound. From the opening...

Khold – Svartsyn

Khold's album "Svartsyn" has been long-awaited, with an eight-year gap since their previous release. The band's signature steely groove and downtuned guitars continue to...

Milking the Goatmachine – Nach uns die Grindflut

Milking the Goatmachine, the German-born duo of Goatleeb Udder and Goatfreed Udder, have returned with their ninth full-length album, Nach uns die Grindflut. These...
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