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: Killing Joke – Killing Joke (2003)

While I'm not insisting that Killing Joke is a metal band, by any stretch of the imagination, they do however exist comfortably in that "metal adjacent" category that musicians like Chelsea Wolfe or Amebix also fit in. Bands that are... Continue Reading →

Exploration: Lost – Fear-Strach (2003)

Agrimonia is band that's had me excited for the past couple years with their past two full-length releases. Of all the musical mashups they offer, Crust Punk is always the genre that comes up most when talking about them and... Continue Reading →

Macabre – Murder Metal (2003)

Recently it was announced that Denver (where I dwell) will play host to the first Denver Death Metal Fest, a whole slew of local and national death metal bands (and Satan's Host). The event is 2 days before Halloween and... Continue Reading →

Vesania – Firefrost Arcanum (2003)

I think I saw this band on Instagram or somewhere were somebody was saying something like this is the equal of Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse. Pretty fucking bold statement but one that peaked my interest to be sure, so I tracked... Continue Reading →

Cryonic Temple – Blood, Guts & Glory (2003)

How about we stick with Sweden a little longer? I thought you wouldn't mind. We're in Sweden but let's switch gears from all the dark and brooding black metal we've been featuring. It's fucking time for some power metal! Fuck... Continue Reading →

Katatonia – Viva Emptiness (2003)

I'm super fucking excited to see Katatonia tomorrow night in Denver so I thought I'd take the opportunity to delve into a Katatonia album I've not heard before: Viva Emptiness. In the history of Katatonia you'd be hard pressed to find... 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 →

Grabnebelfursten – Dynastie oder wie man Herrschaft definiert (2003)

I dare you to try and pronounce this bands name. I bet it’s something really simple if you speak German. I do not but that in no way precludes me from enjoy the fuck out of this album. Grabnebelfursten was... Continue Reading →

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