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Alarm! – S/T (Outcasted Victimized Hardcore)

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Alarm! – S/T (Outcasted Victimized Hardcore)

  Oh hahha yes, what a great cover this has. Most hardcore I get for review is too old school to be called old school, meaning it sounds like nostalgic shit you should have wiped out of your ass years ago. When was Hatebreed relevant? 1995? Give that crud a flush with the people who […]

Hellbutcher – S/T (Covered in Spikes Blackened Speed Thrash)

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Hellbutcher – S/T (Covered in Spikes Blackened Speed Thrash)

  Yes, hmm, yes. I must admit I was hesitant about this when I first heard of it. Having listened to Nifelheim extensively, and still on occasion, for many years, I, like many, lamented their disbandment in 2022. Though, let’s be real, it was technically years before that as releases slowed and we’d get a […]

Sarcasm – Mourninghoul (Swedish Existential Death Metal)

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Sarcasm – Mourninghoul (Swedish Existential Death Metal)

  This one shouldn’t have been this good. I mean, I’ve heard of Sarcasm, but I always though the name was a little, heh, sarcastic, and found it tough to step further than a few brief listens because, well, I wasn’t sure how serious they were. I curse myself for this grave error. Death metal, […]

Dödsrit – Nocturnal Will (Melancholic Blackened Metalpunk)

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Dödsrit – Nocturnal Will (Melancholic Blackened Metalpunk)

  What an interesting combination of genres this one is, but regardless, musically, it has one of the most emotional presentations I’ve ever seen out of anything going that “blackened” route. Pause, like the armored knight above, and take a breath before you listen. Sweden’s Dödsrit have been releasing full-lengths since 2017, this being their […]

Forndom – Alster (Haunting Dark Ritual Folk)

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Forndom – Alster (Haunting Dark Ritual Folk)

  Yeah I get these ambient submissions sometimes and it always reminds me how difficult it is it to make a lasting impression or be effective in the genre. It’s far beyond that in difficulty if you’re remaking tracks within the genre that were released in a previously different form. This is exactly what Sweden’s […]

Third Storm – The Locust Mantra (Blackened Melodic Thrash Death Metal Woah)

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Third Storm – The Locust Mantra (Blackened Melodic Thrash Death Metal Woah)

  Here’s another interesting one from Sweden. I saw a bit of semi-hate concerning The Locust Mantra out there, mainly that it doesn’t “stand out,” but I’ve said it before is that always necessary? Plus, Third Storm are also much older than you’d expect so perhaps think a bit, listen harder, and see what comes […]

Intéremo – Buried in Rotten Remains (Crunchy South American Swedeath What?)

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Intéremo – Buried in Rotten Remains (Crunchy South American Swedeath What?)

  This one surprised me for one detail. I swore to God and all previous pagan deities and whatever else that this absolutely had to be from somewhere in South America. Chile, I thought. But, nope, actually Sweden! Talk about incorrect! Anyway, this presents a conundrum and something unexpected at the same time. Swedish death […]

Rotpit – Let There Be Rot (Flippant Rotted Death Metal)

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Rotpit – Let There Be Rot (Flippant Rotted Death Metal)

  This is such a lovable type of band. When someone doesn’t give a shit and so clearly wallows in simplicity for the sake of it, I just have to hand out a hug. A deep embrace just to say “thank you, thank you for keeping it stupid.” It’s even more important here, because these […]

Bastard Grave – Vortex of Disgust (Brackish Swedish Death Metal)

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Bastard Grave – Vortex of Disgust (Brackish Swedish Death Metal)

  This is the kind of album I’m going to refer to from now on as a “sinker.” It needed to sink on in there before I liked it, because to be honest, at first, it sounded like a million other promos I get every week. Okay so it’s only about 500, but still. That’s […]

Funereality – Til Death (STDeath Metal)

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Funereality – Til Death (STDeath Metal)

  Well isn’t this fun? I’m probably going to far with my chosen fake genre for today, but it’s just how I’m feeling, okay?! After the downfall of Pungent Stench and a more recent release of an album stuck in production hell for years that was a general blah, I really missed that filthy groove […]

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