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Veil of Maya “Eclipse”

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Veil of Maya is a deathcore, metalcore band from Illinois, signed with Sumerian records. Eclipse is the fourth full length from Veil of Maya, and it is very much Veil of Maya in terms of sound and composition. Consistency is a good thing however, when you find something that works …

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Design the Skyline “Naeveh”

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Design the Skyline is a metal band out of Corpus Christi, TX who first gained attention with their song and video for “Surrounded by Silence.”  While that attention was mostly negative due to the song styl itself as well as the outward appearance of the band, one thing is for …

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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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Blood Ceremony “Blood Ceremony”

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After experiencing Blood Ceremony for the first time live on Ghost’s 13 Dates of Doom Tour, I knew I had to get my greasy paws all over this album. To put it simply, this band is everything the first wave of heavy metal was trying to leave behind. There are …

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Knives Out! “Black Mass Hysteria”

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Back in 2001 I was brought up to speed (thanks to ThePRP.com’s review) of a band called Dog Fashion Disco. 2001 marked the year they release ‘Anarchists of Good Taste,’ a relatively unknown hard rock/avant-garde metal band. This album at the time reminded me that good music comes in all …

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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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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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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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