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Tag Archives: Traditional Metal

Dissident Aggression: Magic Circle – Journey Blind

Posted by on November 13, 2015

It’s been well documented in various sources, including this esteemed website, that every genre in the metal world has experienced a glut of bands all reaching for the proverbial golden ring that usually winds up leaving that particular scene a watered down mess. Thrash, death metal, black metal, you name it, they’ve all had their […]

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Dissident Aggression: Tribulation – The Children of the Night

Posted by on April 24, 2015

Death metal has remained an extremely interesting genre to monitor over the last decade or so.  It would appear to the casual fan that the genre has been divided into two very large camps, each nestled at the far end of the spectrum.  There are the polished, neatly wrapped bands who meld death metal with […]

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Dissident Aggression: Savage Master – Mask of the Devil

Posted by on April 10, 2015

The explosion of heavy metal in both quality and quantity in the 1980s caused quite the uproar all up and down the Bible Belt in the U.S.  I’m not ashamed to admit that one of the things that first intrigued me about metal music as a child was one of the myriad of anti-metal videos […]

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Dissident Aggression: Finding Hell’s Martyrs in Dread Sovereign

Posted by on March 14, 2014

“…If we can’t live in peace then let us die in peace…”, comes the voice of cult leader Jim Jones from the now infamous final audio of Jones addressing his tribe before committing mass suicide (and in some cases murder).  This sample is how the debut album, All Hell’s Martyrs, from Dublin’s Dread Sovereign kicks […]

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Dissident Aggression: Carousel Get Caught With the ‘Jeweler’s Daughter’

Posted by on August 16, 2013

There was a brief point in musical history where the worlds of rock and metal were one.  Bands like Judas Priest, Diamond Head, and Witchfinder General straddled that line before finally breaking away to help formulate new and exciting musical territory.  But somewhere between the Budgies and the Iron Maidens of this world there lived […]

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