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Merciless – The Awakening (1990)

Sometimes you want metal to hear some metal that is distilled to it's purest forms without the pretense of genre or labels or anything ground breaking or progressive. Sometimes that primal desire is what makes metal so enduring and Sweden's... 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 →

Nominon – Monumentomb (2010)

In the latest version of the awesome book Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore there's a section in the back breaking down the author's "must hear" death and grind albums of any given year from the 80's all... Continue Reading →

Doom:VS – Earthless (2014)

I'm sick of summer. It's time for fall. I want to bust out the hoodies and hats and enjoy the chill in the air with some fucking doom metal. If nature won't cooperate I'm just going to have to go... Continue Reading →

Crypt of Kerberos – World of Myths (1993)

Let's keep things in Sweden for today. I've got no problem with that. I've extolled my love of Swedish extreme metal so much on this blog I'll just sum it up for anybody new that Sweden makes some of the... Continue Reading →

Profundi – The Omega Rising (2006)

I've been slacking on the Swedish love around here so lets correct that right fucking now. You may recall my review of Dead Silent Slumber's Entombed in the Midnight Hour from a couple months or so ago and how much I enjoyed... Continue Reading →

Dark Funeral – Vobiscum Satanas (1998)

Dark Funeral is not one of my favorite bands, yet I've now heard all of their albums. I'm not sure I'd even rank them in my top 50 band list, as if such a thing exists, but I do enjoy... Continue Reading →

Astrophobos – Remnants of Forgotten Horrors (2014)

Is there anything Swedish black metal can't do? Suck, apparently. Take today's subject, Astrophobos. This is the kind of black metal that is just so fucking soothing to me. So satisfying. Riff based, melodic, furious, catchy black metal. It might... Continue Reading →

Dead Silent Slumber – Entombed in the Midnight Hour (1999)

Look at what we have here... a Swedish, one-man black metal band that only put out one album in the 90s? Be still my beating heart. And holy fuck is this album a doozy. Yet again another brilliant example of... Continue Reading →

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