• Barren Altar – Entrenched in the Faults of the Earth

    Everybody has their preferences when it comes to their metal. Maybe you’re a doom guy. Or grind. Or death....

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  • Firtan – Okeanos

    There are few genres in music that have a deeper and more fundamental connection to nature and history than...

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  • Immortal – Northern Chaos Gods

    When Abbath left Immortal in 2015 it was largely assumed that the band itself was done for, with their...

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  • Bury Tomorrow – Black Flame

    It seems like Bury Tomorrow have been on the verge of producing something truly remarkable for some time now,...

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  • Burial Invocation – Abiogenesis

    Writing reviews about music facilitates, first and foremost, a great deal of listening. Hundreds of albums have passed through...

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  • Visitors – Crest

    Layering one’s music is, fundamentally, a balancing act. Especially now that technology has developed to the point that a...

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  • Black Fast – Spectre of Ruin

    Few things in metal go together better than thrash and black. Black metal essentially evolved from thrash when the...

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  • Vein – errorzone

    Growing up in the late ’90s and early ’00s meant being exposed to some of the greatest examples of...

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  • Tomb Mold – Manor of Infinite Forms

    Regret, thy name is Primordial Malignity. Standing tall and proud as Tomb Mold’s murderous and fundamentally excellent debut record,...

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  • With the End In Mind – Unraveling; Arising

    Editor’s Note: it is our extreme pleasure today to be premiering this album alongside reviewing it. If you’d like to...

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  • Gazpacho – Soyuz

    Creating an album based on a singular, defined concept has always been an intriguing prospect for lots of bands...

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  • Naberus – Hollow

    It’s important for bands to keep up momentum, both on a smaller and larger scale. When Naberus dropped their...

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  • Construct of Lethe – Exiler

    The balance between technical nuance and sheer, unadulterated power in death metal is not always easy to strike. Often...

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  • Between the Buried and Me – Automata II

    Despite some issues with flow and consistency, Automata II contains some of the most inspired musicianship seen from these...

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  • Night Verses – From the Gallery of Sleep

    When a band loses a vocalist, there are times where it signals the end of that band. For better...

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  • Covet – effloresce

    It's a good thing Covet exist because they're not only an example of how math-rock can be done right but...

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  • Varathron – Patriarchs of Evil

    The phrase “Patriarchs of Evil” is as a cool album title as it is a nod to Varathron themselves. A band...

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  • Seething Akira – Sleepy Skeletor

    Somewhere around the middle of the nineties, rock and metal bands started cajoling their friends in the fledgling EDM...

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