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Exploration: Phlebotomized – Immense Intense Suspense (1994)

I'm so used to being under a barrage of media that's all just part of the same constant hum of sameness that when I see something, or hear something, that eschews that monotony I cling to it like grim death.... Continue Reading →

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Flourishing – The Sum of all Fossils (2011)

There's so much formula and redundancy in death metal nowadays that I find myself constantly on the look out for any band doing something original or unique or interesting within the genre. Granted there are bands that are trying to... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Sculptured – The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled (1998)

Lately I've really been looking for metal bands that did (or are still doing) something different, or Satan forbid, original. As much as I love metal even the most dedicated ears need a change of pace and one of the... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Alas – Absolute Purity (2001)

When I started to get seriously into metal and was just haphazardly trying everything out some of the first stuff my unrefined palette fell on was symphonic metal. Bands like Nightwish, Epica, Delain, After Forever, helped loosen my presupposed ideas... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Hour of Penance – The Vile Conception (2008)

I feel like I need one of those stupid fucking "I don't always do something but when I do I..." because that's how I have to qualify my listening to brutal death metal. It's not a genre I get in... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Obliteration – Perpetual Decay (2007)

I was recently going through my iPod (yes I still jam my iPod, all the fucking time) to make some extra space for new stuff and I ran across Obliteration's 2013 albumĀ Black Death HorizonĀ and instantly remembered all the buzz and... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Slaughter – Strappado (1987)

When the tangled and murky origins of death metal are discussed, Canada's Strappado is often thrown into the mix. In 1987 death metal had yet to settle on an established sound, and this period is one of my favorite periods... Continue Reading →

Darkified – A Dance on the Grave (1995)

And we're off to Sweden again top unearth some obscure death metal madness in the form of Darkified. Darkified is a band that existed for the entirety of a year. Their only two releases, a demo and an EP came... Continue Reading →

Rippikoulu – Musta Seremonia (1993)

One day somebody is going to make that documentary or write that book about Finnish extreme metal and it's unique nastiness and if it's a proper work, it'll include Rippikoulu and their monstrous second and final demo. See, Rippikoulu crammed... Continue Reading →

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