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Schrat – Alptraumgänger (Wow 100% German Black Metal)

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Schrat – Alptraumgänger (Wow 100% German Black Metal)

  Man, great art, yeah, love Misanthropic Art. And this is one of the more clever RPG terms-turned-band-name I’ve seen. WTF you talking about, asks the band. The closest translation in English we have of Schrat is “bugbear,” you know, that thing from Dungeons & Dragons? Yeah, I get it, it’s old folklore and such, but […]

Reverorum ib Malacht – Im Ra Distare (STFU Title’s Too Long)

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Reverorum ib Malacht – Im Ra Distare (STFU Title’s Too Long)

  I’m, so sick of the hype surrounding this album and I’m going to be as brief as possible, but trust me, it’s goddamn hard not to go off. Practically the only reason I’m reviewing it is because people just can’t STFU about it. I don’t even really like the cover. Oh, wow, some anti-Christian […]

Inisans – Transition (F It Metal)

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Inisans – Transition (F It Metal)

  I have no idea what in the world Inisans means, and I don’t care. Don’t bother searching, either, because nothing will help you, trust me. I have skills man, don’t bother I did it already. So I don’t care, there’s no reason to care, and Google can F off about asking me whether I meant […]

Morgengrau – Blood Oracle (Out of Ideas Metal)

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Morgengrau – Blood Oracle (Out of Ideas Metal)

  Death metal. What else can one say about it? Nothing really, unless the genre learns to move along, and some bands have done that for sure. But far too many are stuck still doing the old thing. Rickety, crotchety, drooling. The old school style, with new production, is that what it takes? What solace […]

Ghastly – Death Velour (Finnish Death Metal Tho)

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Ghastly – Death Velour (Finnish Death Metal Tho)

Man that Finnish death metal sound. How I forgot! How I could go on about it forever, though this is only the second band in memory I liked from Finland. Out of any country plugging the death metal hole till bursting, Sweden is the one that consistently gets the attention. Not because it’s all so good, […]

First Winter (Retro Cold War Horror)

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First Winter (Retro Cold War Horror)

Wow it’s been so long I’ve played a game like this, and to see someone capture an era I actually lived so accurately just, uhhh… First Winter is a survival/puzzle horror mash from indie developer and programmer Dan Sanderson, whose previous work includes three titles prior to this, and who I assume probably lived in the 1980s. […]

Abhor – Occulta religiO (1920s Organ-Grinder Metal)

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Abhor – Occulta religiO (1920s Organ-Grinder Metal)

  I love this cover, just love it. But my love stops there. because I had heard of Abhor before, and I wasn’t excited then, still not very excited now. In the past they were the usual “true Norwegian” type of black metal, only not from Norway. But they’ve been around since 1995, an impressive […]

VAHRZAW – Husk (Like Warsaw But Less Metal)

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VAHRZAW – Husk (Like Warsaw But Less Metal)

Good one guys, going with the spelling variant on a Slavic city, in this case Warsaw, or at least I assumed that was the idea (I was wrong). And since just everyone is talking about it, let’s consider for a second that scray [sic] art by the oh-so-great Luciana Nedelea, whose work you’ve probably encountered quite a […]

Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Antifa But Not Nazi Metal)

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Ilsa – Corpse Fortress (Antifa But Not Nazi Metal)

You know I can’t remember the last time I heard of a band coming from Washington DC I really cared about. I can’t remember the last promo I received from any band in the area. The place always seemed a musical pit of despair, at least the last time I wandered the streets. All I […]

The Grotesquery – The Lupine Anathema (Big Words For Werewolves)

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The Grotesquery – The Lupine Anathema (Big Words For Werewolves)

I’m trying to think of the last time I experienced werewolves and death metal coming together for a love child. Maybe it never happened, but I feel like it had to at some point. Well, if not, or if it did and I forgot, time for some new memories. The members of The Grotesquery are separated […]