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Vaamatar – Medievalgeist (Plaintive Cries US Black Metal)

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Vaamatar – Medievalgeist (Plaintive Cries US Black Metal)

  Well that’s a black metal logo, right? But that art…something…more to it…something sinister and plaintively classique perhaps? Whatever that vague feeling is, I knew it was going to totally crush. But wait, this is USBM, which sometimes like to think it crushes but makes us blushes from embarrassment? Not in this case. LA’s Vaamatar, […]

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt (Just Slaughter Everything Dark Battle Royale)

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Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodhunt (Just Slaughter Everything Dark Battle Royale)

  As we all painfully wait for Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 to finally freaking be released, us vampire fanatics had to contend with admittedly good text-adventures on Steam, the news of an upcoming, and looking average RPG (Swansong) and, hmm, wait, a fooking battle royale just crush everything game? I get to use vampire […]

Mutilatred – Determined to Rot (Like What Do You Want Exactly Brutal Death Metal)

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Mutilatred – Determined to Rot (Like What Do You Want Exactly Brutal Death Metal)

  Well I took my time on this one, breaking my mantra of (usually) no reviews after release date, also of reviews of stuff that will totally blow your mind. But in my defense I already had this one ready to go, needed to listen to it more, and the connection at the place where […]

Rise to the Sky – Every Day, A Funeral (Super Good and Still Super Slow Funeral Doom)

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Rise to the Sky – Every Day, A Funeral (Super Good and Still Super Slow Funeral Doom)

  Ah let us dampen the super bright weather we’ve been having with some funeral doom yay! One of the most difficult genres within the doom world, I’ve found very few bands skilled enough to give it soul I’d call super. The primary issue has always been that the subgenre is known for its extremely […]

AlNamrood – Worship the Degenerate (Saudi Folk Black Metal Cool)

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AlNamrood – Worship the Degenerate (Saudi Folk Black Metal Cool)

  You’ve probably heard all the legends, so I won’t even bother starting there. Yes, this is that Saudi black metal band with folkish elements. And yes they’re probably the most recognized band from their country, which reputedly wants to kill them for even existing. I’ve sampled their work before, but honestly, though I enjoyed […]

Ramera – Anarquía y Destrucción (So Angry Gothic Colombian Thrash Punk)

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Ramera – Anarquía y Destrucción (So Angry Gothic Colombian Thrash Punk)

  Typically I don’t consider promos this far past the release date, if at all (and we’re talking over a month here), but the album cover with the black/white scary hair, the hollow eyes of much brooding, the burning church, the band’s name (which translates to Harlot), and the fact that this is one angry […]

Cultic – Of Fire and Sorcery (Dungeon Death Doom)

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Cultic – Of Fire and Sorcery (Dungeon Death Doom)

  I believe someone already said it in another review, or perhaps more than one individual, but regardless let me reiterate; this is probably going to be one of the top five releases of the year. Actually make that likely top one. Definitely one of the best of the decade. Get it? Cultic has sloughed […]

Mistcavern – Into Twilight (Ethereal Black Metal)

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Mistcavern – Into Twilight (Ethereal Black Metal)

  Well wasn’t this a little surprise this week? Surprising in the sense that I thought it would be beyond typical, the usual, the banal. So typical it was likely a simple stereotype given form. But something told me in that hazy, miasmatic cover there was likely something of a musical equivalent. As usual, I […]

Midnight Ghost Hunt (Get Owned Hide and Kill Prop Game)

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Midnight Ghost Hunt (Get Owned Hide and Kill Prop Game)

  Ah, the prop hunt. Such a simple idea, though this one is not the first game of its kind, with 2020’s Witch It coming to mind. Midnight Ghost Hunt is more serious in tone and darker, but for those of you unfamiliar with the concept, let’s start there. A prop hunt game is simply […]

Concilivm – A Monument in Darkness (Alchemical Death Metal)

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Concilivm – A Monument in Darkness (Alchemical Death Metal)

  Heavenly God the end is near with this one phew. Though not the first Chilean band I’ve encountered, nor the first band summoning such disgust, Concilivm is definitely one of the new greats, and proof that their homeland is one of the hottest pits of corrupted metal in the world these days. Caustic, infectious, […]

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