Denial of God – Death and the Beyond (2012)

This Danish black metal band has been steadily releasing demos and eps since 1992 and only in the 2000's did they get down to making some albums, Death and the Beyond being their second. This one starts with one of those melodramatic,... Continue Reading →

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 →

Ahab – The Call of the Wretched Sea (2006)

I've probably mentioned this before but when I was getting into extreme metal it was a gradual descent into the more abrasive bands and genres. Doom and Funeral Doom (aside from the more prominent bands IE Candlemass, etc.) was the... Continue Reading →

Bal-Sagoth – Battle Magic (1998)

Fuck yes! It’s time for more Bal-Sagoth to help clearly define to word “epic” for you. No, it’s not the pumpkin space latte craft beer you just had nor is it whatever some stupid actor said about politics. It’s Bal-Sagoth, pure... Continue Reading →

Oxiplegatz – Sidereal Journey (1998)

Prepare yourself for amazement. No, really. This album is fucking amazing all over. I guarantee you’ve never heard anything like it. Let me back up a second. My buddy Ben asked me once “have you heard Oxiplegatz? It’s Alf Svensson, At... Continue Reading →

Sindrome – Into the Halls of Extermination (1987) & Vault of Inner Conscience (1991)

Sindrome was an Illinois based thrash band that existed for all of two demos. However, between these two demos the band produced some excellent thrash/borderline death. This isn’t your typical bay area sounding thrash. There’s more of a gruff exterior... Continue Reading →

Torchbearer – Yersinia Pestis (2004) & Warnaments (2006)

My buddy knows of my weakness for Swedish black and death metal and he always has these awesome, obscure Swedish relics that despite how much digging I do, I’ve never heard of. Torchbearer is one such example. On their first... Continue Reading →

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