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Burzum “Umskiptar”

Burzum - Umskiptar

I’ve listened to this album a few times now, and I’m a little lukewarm about it.  I’ve been a big fan of Burzum for a long time (with the exception of the prison albums), and of Varg’s musical style in general, but this album is pretty tepid. It’s a mixed …

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Ancient VVisdom “A Godlike Inferno”

ancient vvisdom a godlike inferno

Quick little intro before I deconstruct this album. First, yes, okay, this album came out almost a year ago. Second, I have never even heard of this band until they were on Ghost’s 13 Dates of Doom Tour with Blood Ceremony. Ancient VVisdom (yes that is two v’s put together …

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Lord Mantis “Pervertor”

Lord Mantis - Pervertor

I tried really hard to like this album, I really did.  I’ve got a bit of a nationalistic thing going when it comes to American bands – I really want to like them.  I was really looking forward to listening to and reviewing this album.  It just doesn’t deliver.  It’s …

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Abigail Williams “Becoming”

Abigail Williams - Becoming

When I was given the new Abigail Williams record for review, I was ecstatic. Here’s a band that originally did not interest me at all with their first couple releases, but managed to completely blow my mind with 2011’s In The Absence Of Light. I downloaded the six tracks that …

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Sigh “In Somniphobia”

Sigh - In Somniphobia

What’s better on a gloomy Wednesday afternoon than some Japanese black metal?  Well, if that’s what you’re looking for, you can pass on this album. “In Somniphobia” is the latest installment from veteran Japanese black metallers Sigh – the first metal band that I can think of to incorporate a …

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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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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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Skeletonwitch “Forever Abomination”

Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination

I had an old friend of mine ask me recently, “Hey what’s the metal scene like nowadays? I remember when Limp Bizkit and Korn were Gods to all of us skater kids.” I linked a Skeletonwitch video to him. The 5-piece from Ohio has released yet another amazing album, Forever …

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Dimmu Borgir “Abrahadabra”

After the loss of ICS Vortex and Mustis, masters of Symphonic Black Metal, Dimmu Borgir, show they still have plenty of life with the release of their ninth studio album, “Abrahadabra”.  Even with Shagrath, Galder, and Silenoz conveying the song writing/composing process, many fans were still anxious and worried to …

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