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Author Archives: Jeff Podoshen

Review: Corrosion of Conformity’s ‘No Cross No Crown’ is a return to excellence

Posted by on December 12, 2017

Yes, the new Corrosion of Conformity is everything you think it will be. It is an amazingly composed, heartfelt blues-inspired record. And let me say, this new album is filled with instantly catchy tracks that are going to have you singing out loud with your friends as you cruise the Carolina woods late on a […]

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Metal Insider contributor Jeff Podoshen’s Top Ten of 2017

Posted by on December 4, 2017

It’s that time of year again, and of course, what’s the Holiday Season without “Best of” lists?  So at the risk of offending everyone, here is my Top 10 of 2017: 10 )Mutoid Man, War Moans  Is there anything Stephen Brodsky creates that isn’t good? I don’t think so and Mutoid Man’s 2017 release is no […]

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Interview: Steve Tucker of Morbid Angel talks ‘Kingdoms Disdained,’ bass idols

Posted by on November 27, 2017

Morbid Angel is back with a ripping new record on December 1 on Silver Lining Records. I reviewed Kingdoms Disdained a few weeks back  and I must say, after about 60 or so more listens I’d say that I love this record even more now than I did the first few spins. There are some definite […]

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Review: The 3rd Attempt’s ‘Egocidal Path’ is faster, tighter

Posted by on November 21, 2017

Norway’s The 3rd Attempt is back with a follow-up to their brilliant and painfully underrated Born In Thorns released a couple years back. If you haven’t heard of this band, this is the act put together put by former Carpathian Forest axemen Tchort and Bloodpervetor. I thought Born in Thorns was one of the best […]

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Album review: Morbid Angel brings us back with ‘Kingdoms Disdained’

Posted by on November 7, 2017

Let’s cut to the chase here. This IS your father’s Morbid Angel. Forget that 2011 record. I don’t care how long you worshipped at the altars of madness to try and “get” that record; short of a couple of tracks that were actually metal it was a complete fail, but I don’t need to rehash […]

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Review: Galactic Cowboys Return to earth with ‘Long Way Back to the Moon’

Posted by on November 6, 2017

Lush harmonies. Expert musicianship. Heavy, crunchy guitars over an extremely tight rhythm section. Add in a massive amount of heart and heaping dose of sci-fi wackiness and you get the return of the Galactic Cowboys. The Cowboys are scheduled to return to earth on November 17, bearing their latest release Long Way Back to the […]

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Review: Taake’s ‘Kong Vinter’ showcases Hoest at his finest

Posted by on November 3, 2017

Musicianship.  That’s what the essence of Taake’s seventh studio release, Kong Vinter (tr. King Winter) is about. And if you’re surprised by this very assertion, you simply haven’t attempted to understand Taake.   The record begins with what I think is the greatest song on this release, “Sverdets Vei.” Hoest, who plays all the instruments […]

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Review: Enslaved reach new highs on ‘E’

Posted by on October 18, 2017

2017 has been a banner year for Bergen-based metal bands. With amazing releases from Helheim, Taake,  Vulture Industries and others, Western Norway is further solidifying itself as the most important locale for extreme music. Of course, the fact that metal pioneers, Enslaved, hail from the region, more firmly entrenches the mystique of Bergen. Last Friday […]

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Taake Unveils “Ulterior Motives”

Posted by on October 6, 2017

Well, nearly three years have elapsed since Bergen’s Taake released their last full-length, Stridens Hus (tr. House of Strife), so its time for another record to hit this season, and Kong Vinter (tr. King Winter) will be dropping this November 24th. In the meantime, as per Taake’s recent modus operandi, fast moving fans are able […]

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Review: Exhumed bring the gore nostalgia on ‘Death Revenge’

Posted by on October 2, 2017

    First, let me say this… I love Matt Harvey.  Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way and the scene tourists have now clicked off the page and gone back to tumblr and twitter, let’s begin the review… Exhumed gives us a really nostalgic feel to their soon-to-be released concept album in […]

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