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Album Review: HOUR OF PENANCE Cast the First Stone

Posted by | February 10, 2017

When death metal began in the 80's, it was fresh and innovative. Fast forward to today and I feel as though tolerance has left metalheads wanting more than fast riffs, death growls, and blast beats. Luckily, the tree of death metal grew branches to cater for listeners craving heavy music that pushed the boundaries technically. And while the existence of technical death metal certainly isn't new, I feel that it also holds the same rules of tolerance and a need for progression in the constant dynamics of the metal community.

| February 10, 2017
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DVD Review: CULT OF LUNA Years in a Day

Posted by | May 10, 2017

Years in a Day captures the band during an extended two-hour performance recorded last year in Paris at La Gaîté Lyrique, with the limited collector's bundle including two bonus CD's of Roadburn performances from 2013 and 2016, making the set a real smorgasbord for Cult of Luna completists.

| May 10, 2017
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Album Review: WELTESSER Crestfallen

Posted by | February 20, 2017

Considering it's been over 45 years since it all began, I find myself involuntary rolling my eyes once I hear yet another band go down the path of Black Sabbath worship. Right as I was about to excuse Weltesser of such, their predictable doom-laden riffs transformed into something greater and more unique. The phrase "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" has some truth, but with time, innovation and progression holds more value than tradition.

| February 20, 2017