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Exploration: Cemetery Piss – Order of the Vulture (2016)

Metal Archives lists Cemetery Piss' lyrical themes as "desecration" and "blasphemy." That about sums up this band perfectly. If you couldn't guess from the name, Cemetery Piss revels in expletive and vulgarity excess. Think Midnight if only they were filthier.... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Oþalan – De norröna sederna (2016)

This is another awesome find shared with me by my buddy Brain Smasher, and I'm fairly certain he discovered this band from that massive Summoning tribute album In Mordor Where the Shadows Are that came out last year or the year before.... Continue Reading →

Hellripper – Complete and Total Fucking Mayhem (2016)

Hellripper literally came ripping out of nowhere with their debut album this year and instantly put all the retro black/thrash/speed bands to shame in one fell swoop. Mostly due to the fact that the music is so unrelentingly captivating and... Continue Reading →

Zeal and Ardor – Devil is Fine (2016)

While the nation, and the world, are taking about all sorts of aspects involved with diversity, and we see clear enemies trying to stomp it out, the metal community is having their own conversations about diversity. This isn't new territory... Continue Reading →

Altarage – Nihl (2016)

Of all the different shades and subtleties found within extreme metal there're some bands that go even further to the extreme and delve into the surreal and dismal. Bands like Portal, Desolate Shrine, and Spain's Altarage are purveyors of such... Continue Reading →

Grond – Worship the Kraken (2016)

My buddy Steve, and fellow podcast cohost, shared some metal with me recently and amongst the pile was Grond, a band I wasn't familiar with until hearing them today. When I previewed the files and the album artwork for Worship the... Continue Reading →

Ultha – Converging Sins (2016)

My buddy Steve, and cohost of our new metal podcast/vlogcast Mile High Metal Hour (shameless fucking plug) asked me the other day if I'd hear Ultha as it's "totally my kind of thing." Alas, I'd not heard the band, despite... Continue Reading →

Weekly Playlist 02/03/2017

Not feeling very verbose today so... New metal is always coming out and it's always good. Had a couple lingering 2016 releases. Jammed a lot of older stuff this week, too. Click the links and try something new this week,... Continue Reading →

Scum – Garden of Shadows (1996)

Finnish 90's death metal. Such a sentence should send a shiver of excitement up your spine. The Finnish do know how to craft some death metal and are no slouches when it comes to classic bands and albums from that... Continue Reading →

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