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Coffins ‘March Of Despair’ 12”/CDEP 2012

24th August 2012 at 8:31 am

Coffins ‘March Of Despair’ 12”/MCD 2012

“March of Despair” is Japanese death-doom stalwarts Coffins 57 millionth release. Or at least it feels like it. Hell, there was even a time when I tried to keep up with their releases (because they are/were unquestionably good at what they do). However, I…
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Acephalix ‘Deathless Master’ CD 2012

15th August 2012 at 9:24 am

Acephalix

Hailing from San Francisco, Acephalix deliver their sophomore album for the ever prolific Southern Lord Records. Touting crust ridden, brutal death metal with a raw, old school production lends them a sound that sits somewhere between the aesthetics of classic Swedish death metal such…
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Mantas ‘Death By Metal’ CD/LP/Digital 2012

11th July 2012 at 9:13 am

Mantas

Chuck Schuldiner is one of the greatest metal musicians of all time. This isn’t opinion, it’s fact and Relapse Records have decided to prove this by re-releasing a string of classic Chuck albums to an audience who missed them first time round. Of all…
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Enabler ‘All Hail The Void’ CD 2012

23rd June 2012 at 10:51 am

Enabler

The slow acoustic strum of a simple chord progression plays through a handful of times as delay echoes in the background and feral feedback makes its presence known with volume swells, and then surging in with unforgiving urgency we are assaulted to brutal thrash,…
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Inverloch ‘Dusk…Subside’ CD/LP/Digital 2012

17th June 2012 at 9:35 am

Inverloch ‘Dusk...Subside’ CD/LP/Digital 2012

Proto-Funeral Doom/Drone grinders diSEMBOWELMENT were, in many ways, the definition of ‘kvlt’, having played zero live shows, recorded one EP, Dusk, and one seminal – now regarded as ‘classic’ – LP, Transcendence Into The Peripheral, in the early nineties before disappearing off the face…
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Death ‘Vivus!’ CD 2012

21st January 2012 at 8:53 am

Death

I sometimes wonder regarding bands that are sadly no more, but clearly were at the absolute pinnacle of their particular pile of hairy guitar slingers, whether people truly realised at the time what they were watching. Now it becomes clear, after a couple of…
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Serpentine Path ‘Erebus/Depravity’ 7″ 2011

7th November 2011 at 10:05 am

Serpentine Path

When you hear of a new band that unites Unearthly Trance with Tim Bagshaw of Electric Wizard and Ramesses fame, expectations for the material are about as high as they could be. The pedigree suggests that one should expect something of supreme heaviness and…
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The Dead ‘Ritual Executions’ CD 2010

8th August 2010 at 8:59 am

The Dead

Australia seems to have been producing some very original Death Metal bands over the last few years, and The Dead are another name to add to that brutally burgeoning list. Just in case you didn’t know, ‘Ritual Executions’ was originally released by the band…
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Obliteration ‘Nekropsalms’ CD 2009

15th December 2009 at 8:56 am

Obliteration

Old-school Death Metal of the highest order here from Norwegian maniacs Obliteration. This is Death Metal from back in the days before there was a clear distinction between the Florida sound and the Stockholm sound, it was ALL just DEATH FUCKING METAL. Hell, its…
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Withered ‘Folie Circulaire’ CD 2008

19th August 2008 at 9:20 am

Withered

All I ever hear about this band is Mastodon. So they come from Atlanta and happen to know Mastodon, but there really isn’t a great deal more to it than that. These guys take their cues from early Swedish Death Metal instead of the…
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