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Vale of Pnath – The Prodigal Empire (2011) Review

This is the first full-length album by Colorado band Vale of Pnath (named for some place in an H.P. Lovecraft book…I really need to read Lovecraft…).  I’m extremely impressed by these guys.  They definitely have some serious brutality to them, but at the same time they understand that truly...
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Unexpect – Fables of the Sleepless Empire (2011) Review

Well, it’s been how many months since I’ve written a review?  And it’s really a shame, because so many good albums have come out so far this year!  I’ll do my best to catch up, but it might be a Sisyphean task.  Anyways, on to the review. Unexpect is...
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Amon Amarth Concert Review – An Evening With Amon Amarth 2011

Qain, LittleViking, and I went to see  ”An Evening with Amon Amarth” at the Best Buy Theater May 5th, 2011. I was confused at first because I couldn’t figure out who the opening acts were.  As it turns out, there were none… Amon Amarth played two sets (plus encore), the first...
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Clover – Sea of Red (2011) Review

I stumbled across these guys pretty randomly.  They’re a new metal band the Hudson Valley, not too far from where I go to school.  I don’t generally find myself listening to this type of metal, but the more I listen to these guys, the more I like them.  Logan...
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Kromlek – Finis Terræ (2011) Review

I’ve just finished listening Finis Terræ by Kromlek and my head hurts from the epicness! I only have time for a quick review but that should be enough time to recommend some German metal. Kromlek plays blackened epic folk metal. The music is driving, melodic, and a lot of...
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Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising (2011) Review

Amon Amarth is one of the few bands from my silly teenage years that I still listen to (Rotting Christ being the only other one I can think of off the top of my head).  There’s a reason why: their uber in-your-face viking music appealed to young, angry me,...
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Moonsorrow – Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa (2011) Review

This band makes some seriously beautiful music.  I admit I hadn’t given their discography much of a listen until recently, but I think I can pretty safely say that these guys are one of my top bands.  Their music is sweeping and intense, and every song takes you on...
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Vektor – Black Future (2009) Review

Hey guys, sorry it’s been so long since my last review.  Eh. Sooo I’m not normally a fan of thrash metal.  However, the progressiveness of this band saves it for me.  They have created some seriously interesting melodies, and while most of it is fast-paced and in your face,...
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The Foreshadowing – Oionos (2010) Video Review

I know the webcam isn’t terribly official, but it’s all I’ve got on weekdays.  Real videos will be coming soon.  Anyways, go listen to The Foreshadowing!
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Inquisitor – The Quantum Theory of Id (2010) Review

I was initially going to review each individual song from this album, but as I jotted down notes while listening to the album, I realized that I had pretty much the same thing to say about each song.  Generally speaking, the music is good.  It’s a solid listen.  The...
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  The new album of the crazy avante-garde djent metal band. Koloss was released March 26th and is now obviously has been blasting through the speakers and headphones of every metal listener in the last couple weeks. In Koloss the band tried to go in a different direction to...
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Brente Engler – Verden Med Ende (2009)

This is probably the most peculiar Black Metal act I’ve ever heard. I know there are a lot of crazy satanic Black Metal bands that readily fall under the category of “insane”, but this reaches a new level… and I love it. This is a one man(?) Black Metal...
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Cor Scorpii – Monument + Attargangar

Although this album is a bit old, 2008, it’s still worth reviewing due to its obscurity. Cor Scorpii reminds me of Windir, and it should, because the Synth player and the Guitarist are from Windir. However, it’s a bit faster than Windir, almost reminds me of Dark Funeral during...
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Periphery – Periphery (2010) Review

Got djent? on a more serious note, periphery is a progressive metal band from the USA. I honestly can’t classify them, they combine death metal, technical death metal, avant garde, prog rock, techno, hardcore, and some pop even, into their sound. This album starts slowly, in a quite generic...
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Illdisposed – For Those Who Walk Behind Us (2009) Review

I’ve been listening to Illdisposed now for about a 3 years now, and when this album came out, it was exactly what I expected. This album could easily compete with their previous albums. It is pretty much your normal Illdisposed album with its heavy riffs and its brief periods...
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KYPCK – Cherno (2008) Review

Here’s a question for you. What band would write doom metal about the Russian Revolution and the rise of Communism, use guitars that make hair metal look bland, name themselves after a sunken Russian submarine AND sing entirely in Russian?! Well that would be KYPCK playing (what I lovingly call...
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Slayer – World Painted Blood (2009) Review

This is pretty much exactly what you think. 10 or so songs clocking in around 40 minutes (11 tracks, 39 minutes and change this go around), some slower paced tracks, one or two creepy psychotic murderer tracks and a couple short but sweet barn burners played at 900 miles...
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The Devin Townsend Project – Addicted (2010) Review

That’s right, kiddies! The mad Canadian mastermind behind Strapping Young Lad is back again to deliver more unique metal to our longing ears. This is his second outing with the Devin Townsend Project after disbanding The Devin Townsend Band and Strapping Young Lad to pursue his personal musical goals,...
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Whispered – Thousand Swords review

Very few times have I seen a folk band that hasn’t included the now generic viking theme… slaughtering people through the Scandinavian area, traveling on boats to hidden lands, surviving the cold, we’ve all heard it before. But here is something new… a samurai folk band. Whispered is a...

FUCKING ELUVEITIE!!!!!

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=101305868 Go here now, or… lots of pain… LOTS of PAIN! In case you are f***ing dumb and don’t know who the greatest Folk Metal band in the world is, this is them Eluveitie. This is their new single and video from their upcoming 2010 album “Everything remains (As...
Posted 25 Dec 2009 | Community, Folk Black Metal, Sweden | 7 Comments
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