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Leprous – The Congregation

I’ll put my hands up and admit it: Progressive metal isn’t usually my thing. But when I saw that Leprous were releasing their 5th album,...

Enslaved – In Times

Over the years, Norway’s Enslaved have been a rather divisive band in the extreme metal world. Beginning with Below The Lights, bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson...

Jorn Lande & Trond Holter – Dracula: Swing of Death

I have a thing for dramatism. I like it when productions are larger than life and the performers go out of their way to...

Hombre Malo – Persisten Murmur Of Words Or Wrath

Like every genre, sludge is a bit of an umbrella term now, as it has been used to describe bands at diverse as Eyehategod,...

Insense – De:Evolution

Over the last couple of decades, melodic metalcore has grown in prominence, thanks in part to bands such as In Flames and Soilwork, who...

Godslayers: An Interview with 1349

Demonstrating that they refuse to be boxed in by labels and classifications, 1349 can shift their sound and even take a little foray into the world of beer crafting, while still remaining a really black metal band. Seidemann (bass) tells us all about!

Ravage Rose – Cool is Everything

The reasons why I’m taking the time to review this “hard pop” single, Cool is Everything, are twofold. On the one hand, if Ravage Rose themselves, or...

Stormcry – Beginning of Darkness

The debut EP from Italy’s Storm Cry does exactly what any indie released EP should do: whet the listener’s appetite for more without giving...

Nocturnal Breed – Napalm Nights

Nocturnal Breed's 2007 album, Fields of Rot, was a great album. Sitting closer to early Sodom than anything else, it had a punky edge...

Obliteration – Black Death Horizon

While this is not the first band to take the name Obliteration (and I highly doubt that they will be the last) these guys...

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The Dark Side of Business: An Interview with Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex

Scott Ian Lewis on the dangerous state of live music, comics, and Necromanteum

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...
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