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Tentation – Le Berceau des Dieux (Better Than Maiden French Heavy Metal)

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Tentation – Le Berceau des Dieux (Better Than Maiden French Heavy Metal)

  Awwww yeah. I feel like I need to say that here. I mean I probably have said it elsewhere but this particular releases warrants a classic awwww yeah because it itself is classic heavy metal, but with a beautiful French twist that actually is true beef instead of queef. Sorry, French, we know the […]

Hotel Inferno 3: The Castle of Screams (FPS Horror Stuff in Film)

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Hotel Inferno 3: The Castle of Screams (FPS Horror Stuff in Film)

  Splattermeister Giulio de Santi made his name in the gorehound underground with his first film, 2012’s Taeter City. On the heels of that opus came Hotel Inferno, an audacious experiment in film mimicking video games, and the start of a tentpole franchise. The crowdfunded third chapter checks all the series boxes: it’s shot entirely […]

Lvcifyre – The Broken Seal (Monolithic Apocalyptic Serpent Metal)

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Lvcifyre – The Broken Seal (Monolithic Apocalyptic Serpent Metal)

  Phew now here is something solid. I mean, I expect that out of the recent vanguard of English metal freaks, but still here’s another to add to the slowly-growing horde. Lvcifyre have been melting death metal into their own weapon for over a decade now, but their releases have been more sporadic and careful […]

Trance of the Undead – Chalice of Disease (Dismal Dungeon Black Metal)

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Trance of the Undead – Chalice of Disease (Dismal Dungeon Black Metal)

  Check that crud art; black Sharpie covering a white piece of paper. Limited skill, limited shape, it’s like looking into a dark cave and allowing your eyes to adjust, but still too dark to really make out the image. And musically, ahhhh, Brazil’s Trance of the Undead is a comparable force of similar aesthetic. […]

Maid of Sker (Musically Inclined Survival Horror)

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Maid of Sker (Musically Inclined Survival Horror)

  Ohhh man. Ohhh noooo. Back in the gaming business, freaks. Sad because I got this one so long ago but RL stuff was holding me down. Anyway, so I can review games again, which take awhile, and first-person survival horror has always been a genre of choice of this guy, so Maid of Sker […]

Black Mass – Feast of the Forbidden Tree (Blackened “The Metal”)

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Black Mass – Feast of the Forbidden Tree (Blackened “The Metal”)

  Oooo here’s a nice one. I likea me some thrash of the more violent type, but there’s more to this than that. And, to be honest, I thought Black Mass was going to be some power metal RPG bullshit about barbarians stealing your women but it ended up being sickened blackened old school thrash […]

Genocídio – The Grave (The Issue With Death Metal Reissues)

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Genocídio – The Grave (The Issue With Death Metal Reissues)

  I’m always extremely hesitant to review releases of this nature. Ugh, reissues and compilations, hate em. If something was already released, just leave it at that goddamn it. If it’s obscure, maybe there’s a reason for it? If it sold out, maybe there’s a reason for it? Just let resellers have their fill and […]

Nunslaughter – Red is the Color of Ripping Death (Simple Satanic Death Metal)

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Nunslaughter – Red is the Color of Ripping Death (Simple Satanic Death Metal)

  Nunslaughter is a band that needs no introduction, and I’m a fool for even wasting your time to write that. With one of the most prolific, and dedicated, discographies of any band in existence, they’ve often been given credit for their total refusal to change anything about their approach since their inception in the […]

Headshrinker – Callous Indifference (Real Mental Health Blackened Death Doom)

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Headshrinker – Callous Indifference (Real Mental Health Blackened Death Doom)

  Now here’s an approach we could use more of: an empathetic, but not pathetic, consideration of mental illness. Not as an “oh so very scary crazy person” aesthetic, but one trapped in loneliness, depression, and all that good stuff that makes people creative in their desire for an escape from their own physical prison. […]

Sacrifixion – Shower Me in Death (Nein Umloot Death Thrash)

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Sacrifixion – Shower Me in Death (Nein Umloot Death Thrash)

  I like all these combo genres recently. Actually been awhile, but better to say recently I’ve been getting a better grasp of how they sound because I’m a n00b. Actually no I’m not, I know what I’m talking about so stfu. This is death thrash. That would be death metal ploos thrash metal, without […]

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