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Druid Lord – Grotesque Offerings (Slow Metal)

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Druid Lord – Grotesque Offerings (Slow Metal)

I remember when I first came across these guys, back in 2010 when they released their first album, and that was three years before the new future of Deaf Sparrow with this updated site you’re currently wasting your time on. Though you won’t find the old review here, as it’s stuck in FTP on the […]

Vaultwraith – Death is Proof of Satan’s Power (Olde Satan)

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Vaultwraith – Death is Proof of Satan’s Power (Olde Satan)

I’ve been thinking on this one for several weeks now. As is usual around here, that means something is confusing or unclear. In this case it appears to be neither. I’m fully convinced this is an “on purpose” but yet have no actual proof as the band remains obscure and seems to have no live […]

apologoethia – Pillars (Spanish Black/Death Metal Please Be My Friend)

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apologoethia – Pillars (Spanish Black/Death Metal Please Be My Friend)

This is not the first time I’ve encountered amazing things from out of Spain. In fact I think this is like the shmillionth time this year. I want to just be good friends with any band from the country playing black or death metal. I’ve made several successful attempts to befriend such bands because, recently, […]

Aynsophar – Abysmal Secrets of Unknown (Too True)

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Aynsophar – Abysmal Secrets of Unknown (Too True)

I’m trying to think how I can best introduce this one without giving attention to the obvious. Okay let me just say it then. Aynsophar is the brainchild of Barbara Teleki, Hungarian-born guitar master and instrumentalist extreme. Yes, that’s right, she’s a woman. I mention this for only one reason. Far too often does one […]

EXPANDER – Endless Computer (Byte Metal)

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EXPANDER – Endless Computer (Byte Metal)

I want to see more damn computers in underground music. I don’t mean computers as instruments, we’ve had that awhile, I mean computers for aesthetics. It’s time we begin to embrace our computer lives and accept that, yes, the machines are coming and will take over, and what better way than music that speaks of this coming […]

Cadaveric Incubator – Sermons of the Devouring Dead (WAKE UP)

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Cadaveric Incubator – Sermons of the Devouring Dead (WAKE UP)

Okay, everyone, it’s time to wake the hell up. Get up! Out of your beds! Out of work! Stop whatever you’re doing right the hell now and listen to some death metal crud. I just wanted something I didn’t have to think about today. I’ve been doing too much thinking, and that can lead to bad things […]

Necrot – Blood Offerings (Another Baby Sacrifice)

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Necrot – Blood Offerings (Another Baby Sacrifice)

I guess since the 1980s set the standard with baby slaying imagery, we need to keep that going so anyone just getting into death metal knows what it is. It doesn’t bother me, no, I just sometimes would prefer deathers come up with new themes, because I pretty much chose this one for the aesthetics […]

Heir – Au Peuple de l’Abîme (Post-Suicidal Black Metal)

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Heir – Au Peuple de l’Abîme (Post-Suicidal Black Metal)

I swear if this label ever sends me anything bad the world is going to end that particular day. Les Acteurs de L’Ombre Productions is, again, the absolute heir of all that was the kingdom of black metal in France. Since its inception in 2009, I have never failed to be amazed by the label’s output. It’s the only […]

Abhordium – Omega Prayer (Sacrifice to Stomach Monster)

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Abhordium – Omega Prayer (Sacrifice to Stomach Monster)

Something is up in Finland I‘m telling you right now. It’s like everyone was so sick of the mockery that is Finntroll that locals realized they needed to step it up, and instead of using gimmicks, they started to write actual music. Music you can never laugh at, music that breaks barriers, such as the recent one […]

american – Violate and Control (Sigh, My Tears Flow)

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american – Violate and Control (Sigh, My Tears Flow)

Facebook was begging me to post something for all of you because I haven’t been. This album is why. Now and then I get hit, hard, by a revelation. Here it is. Sometimes people accept goodness on what everyone else says and assume the opinion as their own. When I first knew that american was […]

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