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Ur Draugr – With Hunger Undying

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Ur Draugr – With Hunger Undying

I don’t know if anyone consistently follows or reads my reviews but if you have been, you’ll notice that most have been very positive. Unfortunately, I don’t often bother with bands I’m unfamiliar with unless Stan sends them my way (and I like the genre). So in an effort to review a band I’ve never […]

Reverie – Bliss

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Reverie – Bliss

Sometimes you have to wonder who selects the genre tags on Encyclopaedia Metallum.  Is it the bands themselves or some random fools?  Seriously, we’d like to know, because we’ve never had to do such a thing ourselves, so not knowing we’d like an explanation.  The primary reason is it often seems so very wrong upon […]

THE THREE HEADS OF CERBERUS – The Last Hour

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THE THREE HEADS OF CERBERUS – The Last Hour

Well that’s kind of a cool title for a little special feature, isn’t it?  We previously referred to this as “Triple Header” the last time we did it, which was way before this new version of the site launched.  Since then we’ve only done our “Double Header” feature a few times, but not the triple. […]

Black Wing – … Is Doomed

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Black Wing – … Is Doomed

So uhhhh yesterday I went hiking to Wallace Falls State Park in Washington. Completely surreal. Felt like at any moment, some horde of Uruk-hai were going to take away the ring bearer. All you could hear was the waterfall and some distant birds chirping occasionally. I only saw two fucking animals – a squirrel and a […]

Howls of Ebb – The Marrow Veil

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Howls of Ebb – The Marrow Veil

It’s quite likely, if you’re reading this or have been here before, that you’re a weirdo.  That’s how people usually end up at Deaf Sparrow, or at least checking out the things we cover, whether or not they pay attention to us in particular.  The underground is filled with total weirdos, people on the outskirts […]

Blaze of Perdition – Near Death Revelations

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Blaze of Perdition – Near Death Revelations

It’s always tragic when a band has to experience death, not simply screaming about it or symbolizing it via music.  When real death hits anyone, how to cope?  Finding life in those ashes can be difficult for most, nearly impossible for others, if possible at all.  For music it can be a total tragedy.  Certain […]

Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura – S/T

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Many Arms & Toshimaru Nakamura – S/T

It’s sadly been awhile since we’ve reviewed something from the highly underappreciated Public Eyesore, or as we like to lovingly call them “The Pub”, “The Eye”, or “The Sore”.  The guy has an obsession, or perhaps a fetish, or perhaps a dedication if we’re speaking lovingly, of experimental music in its essence.  Free jazz, power electronics […]

Nyseius – De Divinatione Daemonum

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Nyseius – De Divinatione Daemonum

You know what good black metal has and often lacks?  Atmosphere.  Every year this guy right here (editor) pulls out Transilvanian [sic] Hunger not for the vocals, not for the incessant drumming, but for those guitars.  They flow like brittle snow around cold rocks in a chasm, and it just makes this time of year […]

Demona – 2015 EP

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Demona – 2015 EP

There’s a lot of crossover in speed and thrash metal, and really it’s always been that way.  Sometimes there’s a blurring of lines, but thankfully it’s permissible, and never has been confusing.  This is because both genres feed into and off of each other quite well.  Now, we’ve received a lot of thrash over the […]

Nechochwen – Heart of Akamon

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Nechochwen – Heart of Akamon

Alas, after many, many years… They have returned. I had a dream – a dream where I was able to effortlessly roam the internet in search of greater music. I came across three trials. The first was finding a way to acquire good music. I tried Pandora, Last.fm, and Myspace genres (I was young and […]

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