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Album Review: Moonspell embrace darkness with ‘Hermitage’

Posted by on March 1, 2021

  Portuguese dark metal giants, Moonspell have returned with their overall thirteenth album Hermitage, which was released on Friday, February 26th via Napalm Records. While this is their first album since 2017’s 1755, some may connect it with 2015’s Extinct as this record sees the return to English lyrics. With that being said, musically, Hermitage […]

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Album Review: Epica return to excellence with ‘Omega’

Posted by on March 1, 2021

  Epica have matured like a fine wine with their eighth full-length effort, Omega. While the Dutch symphonic metal outfit always delivered excellence with each album, something felt disconnected in 2016’s Holographic Principle. Given, there were some golden tracks along with science fiction themes from “Beyond the Matrix,” “Universal Death Squad,” to “Divide and Conquer.” […]

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Album Review: Architects – “For Those That Wish to Exist”

Posted by on February 26, 2021

    Let me start by saying, For Those That Wish to Exist is an album I greatly enjoyed. Along with ERRA and Gojira, this record was one of my most anticipated albums of the year. However, after listening, I was somewhat disappointed. Being a fan of Architects for several years, I’ve grown accustomed to their intensity, […]

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Crowbar gives all they have in livestream performance from NoLa

Posted by on February 22, 2021

  Two miles from downtown New Orleans, featuring his signature long grey beard and well-worn black t-shirt, Kirk Windstein and company gave fans a crushing one hour plus performance via livestream this past February 20, 2021. Directed by Mike Holderbeast, who went for a clean, no-nonsense visual direction, and mixed impeccably by Duance Simoneaux at […]

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Kankar’s ‘Dunkle Millennia’ is a debut LP I can’t seem to stop listening to

Posted by on February 18, 2021

  Whatever they put in the water over at the Eisenwald camp seems to working, because this label is quickly becoming one of my very favorites. Just a few months ago they released Uada’s soon-to-be-classic Djinn, and now they hit us right square in the jaw with the debut record from Germany’s Kankar. Folks, I […]

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