Kardashev – The Baring of Shadows

Arizona’s Kardashev have long been at the cutting-edge of niche yet burgeoning metal subgenres. Their early sound took a unique approach to the progressive deathcore sound that the now arguably iconic album Exoplanet by The Contortionist popularized, with more emphasis on a Fallujah type atmosphere. This was accented with vocalist…

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Tech Death Rapidfire – Sutrah & Svengahli

There are a few things I’m excited to accomplish with this post, beyond highlighting yet another couple of excellent death metal releases. First, from a practical standpoint, this is an efficient means of covering two short EPs that are still absolutely worth your time. It’s the same reason I created…

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Xenobiotic – Mordrake

Every year, it seems like there’s one particular death metal album released in the early months of the year that sets my quality standards for the next several months. Last year in January, Alterage’s The Approaching Roar hit me like a brick to the temple, while in 2018 Portal’s Ion…

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Peripheral Cortex – God Kaiser Hell

There’s a type of victory in sports called a “wire-to-wire” win, where one team holds the lead throughout the entire game. Instead of both teams tying and trading leads multiple times or one side staging an epic comeback, the winner dominates the match from start to finish and quells any…

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Hey! Listen to Stoned God!

This year is already shaping up to be a monumental year for heavy music. It seems like there’s been more great releases in these first couple of months than the entire first half of 2019 combined. Moreover, even with all the outstanding big-name resales, it’s largely been the smaller, up…

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The Anatomy Of – Wilderun

Sometimes, a lead single can all but guarantee you’ll love an album, which was very much the case after I heard “Far from Where Dreams Unfurl.” As I outlined in my review, Wilderun have crafted my favorite prog metal albums of the year with Veil of Imagination by a wide…

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