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Exploration: Cirith Gorgor’s Onwards to the Spectral Defile (1999) and Unveiling the Essence (2001)

I've been so entrenched in death metal and new releases as of late that I forgot just have fucking satisfying blistering black can be. Enter Cirith Gorgor. Yes, another Lord of the Rings named band, this time named for the... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Sacrilege – Lost in the Beauty You Slay (1996)

I've been in a melodic riff mode for the past week or so and nothing scratches that itch quite like Swedish melodic death metal. If you read this blog you know about my fondness for the genre. In fact, I've... Continue Reading →

Album Review: Hoth – Astral Necromany (2018)

You’d be mistaken if you didn’t think that the metal genre isn’t dragon’s treasure horde of fucking nerd-ery, especially in lyrical themes and in some cases, entire genres. I know we’ll puff out our chests and stomp our feet in... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Golden Dawn – Masquerade (2003)

Golden Dawn suddenly came into my life in a weird, coincidental way. My buddy Brain Smasher shared with me a whole heap of music and when I was perusing through to get a taste of what he'd so kindly delivered the... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Sargoth – Lay Eden in Ashes (1998)

Oh fuck yes. A hyper melodic, Swedish, black metal band from the 90's with only one album ever released? My fucking sweet spot. Sweden has an unending supply of these and you know what, they're all fucking killer. Sargoth in... Continue Reading →

Gates of Ishtar – The Dawn of Flames (1997)

Sigh... Here we go again. Another fucking band that I can't even fathom why I slept on for so long. Especially this band because 1; they're melodic death metal from the mid 90's, 2; they're Swedish, and 3; they fucking... Continue Reading →

Dimension Zero – Penetrations from the Lost World EP (1997)

This is a quick little EP that boasts some heavy weight players. Mainly members of In Flames (from when they were fucking good), fucking Crystal Age, fucking Cardinal Sin, and fucking Darkified (more on them another time) so there's some... Continue Reading →

Shores of Ladon – Eindringling (2013)

It's been a while since we've been to Germany for some black metal. So here we fucking go: Shores of Ladon. Shores of Ladon's one and only full-length (so far) just comes launching out of the fucking gate with a... Continue Reading →

Abigor – Verwestung / Invoke the Dark Age (1994)

With the announcement and (kind of) preview of a new Abigor album, I've been pretty excited and Abigor has been the topic of conversation recently, particularly their older, seminal works. Even more particular, how this band is so woefully under... Continue Reading →

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