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Green Carnation – Light of Day, Day of Darkness (2001)

Green Carnation, another band I'd not heard that was shared in a pile of other music from my buddy, seems like a band I would have heard by now, mostly because they're the band that proceeded and followed the In... Continue Reading →

Spiral Architect – A Sceptic’s Universe (1999)

From now on I'm going to stop saying "I don't usually like technical metal, but..." because every time I think that I come across another band in that category that is fucking awesome. Take for instance Spiral Architect, a band... Continue Reading →

Dodheimsgard – Monumental Possession (1996)

I'm not certain if this band is as widely appreciated as they should be. In my mind, this band is a fucking brilliant, top-notch, classic, elite band that ranks way at the top of the echelons of black and extreme... Continue Reading →

Tartaros – The Grand Psychotic Castle (1997) & The Red Jewel (1999)

And here we have Tartaros, a short lived Norwegian symphonic black metal band consisting of one member, Charmand Grimloch (if that name doesn’t give you a hint of where this is going…) who played live keyboards for Emperor. My buddy Ben... Continue Reading →

Virus – The Black Flux (2008)

I’ve been enthralled with Virus’ new album Memento Collider this year but it occurred to me I hadn’t heard any of their previous albums, which as you’ll see and hear, seemed absolutely crazy to me. Based solely on the fact... Continue Reading →

Zyklon – Aeon (2003)

Going through my pile of un-listened to music I stumbled on this Zyklon release and can’t recall where it came from or why I have it. I don’t remember if it came from my buddy who shares excellent music with... Continue Reading →

Aeternus – …and So the Night Became (1998)

Aeternus’ first album Beyond the Wandering is a fucking classic of later 90′s black metal, there’s no two ways about it. It’s so fucking good that it’s the only Aeternus album I ever bothered to listen to, expecting no other... Continue Reading →

Turbonegro – Apocalypse Dudes (1998)

We’re going to try something a little different today. Turbonegro. Not a metal band. The Norwegian Turbonegro has been around (unbeknownst to me) for over 25 years, kicking their punked up, glam infused, balls to the wall style of rock ‘n’... Continue Reading →

Lamented Souls – The Origins of Misery (2004)

Riding on a high cloud from the newly released Borknagar album, my buddy suggested I check out Borknagar vocalist’s (and multi-musician, formerly of Dimmu Borgir and currently Arcturus) lesser known band Lamented Souls. Admittedly, being a fan of the mans... Continue Reading →

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