King Giant “Dismal Hollow”

King Giant - Dismal Hollow

King Giant has managed to make a modern sounding Black Sabbath sound and hit it out of the park with “Dismal Hollow.” 8 tracks of southern greatness, with elements of doom and groove metal intertwined throughout. As you listen to this album in its entirety, you get a sense of …

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4ARM “Submission For Liberty”

4Arm - Submission For Liberty

Some months ago, I did an interview with an upcoming thrash band named 4ARM. At the time, I got to listen to one track off of their upcoming album, Submission For Liberty, and was blown away. Now months later, Submission For Liberty has been released and I still have that …

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Eluveitie “Helvetios”

Eluveitie - Helvetios

Folk metal is a genre that seems to be getting more and more attention, and for good reason. Even being classified as folk metal, nearly all the bands have their own unique sound, due to either the instruments involved, or simply the other genres of music that play a special …

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Best And Worst Of 2011 – Apex Predator Style

THE BEST The year 2011 wasn’t as bad for metal as I had initially feared. In all honesty, I did not listen to half of the albums that were released last year, but from what I did hear, the following (in no particular order) were my favorites: Sylosis – Edge …

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Avatar “Black Waltz”

Avatar - Black Waltz

“Black Waltz” is the latest installment from Gothenberg gothic metal band Avatar.  Yep, it’s pretty much another Gothenberg album from another Gothenberg band. The album begins with “Let us die”.  With the exception of some tepid tapping about half way through this tune, it’s pretty boring, repetitive and unremarkable. “Torn …

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Aborted “Global Flatline”

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Aborted are back with Global Flatline. This is death metal, brutal gore filled death metal. If you are a fan of Aborted you pretty much know what to expect. Global Flatline is bit more accessible, but at the same time the first words you hear are, “I’m going to fucking …

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Goatwhore “Blood for the Master”

Goatwhore - Blood for the Master

Goathwhore has done it again! The Louisiana quartet have taken their past two amazing albums and have outdone themselves with the release of Blood for the Master. In this album I feel like they grew just a touch bit more with a sound unlike any other. The best way to …

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Bleeding Through “The Great Fire”

Bleeding Through - The Great Fire

Will Bleeding Through’s latest effort be another step in the right direction or scare off fans like “The Truth” did? The self titled album released a few years back was an excellent step for the metalcore masters Bleeding Through. To me, “The Great Fire” is the wrong direction. The previous …

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Revocation “Chaos of Forms”

Revocation - Chaos of Forms

Revocation are a sort of death/technical and thrash with some groove hybrid band out of Boston Ma. Chaos of Forms is the second album to be released on Relapse, following Existence is futile. If this sounds like a mess, it’s not, they pull of it off phenomenally well. Chaos of …

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MegaUpload’s Closure and What it Means to Piracy

Megaupload

To sum up the entire article in one simple word so viewers don’t need to move on is “nothing.” But there is ramifications across the board on this one that will affect the download community as people see it now. I will preface this article with a simple disclaimer: Thrash …

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