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Troll (USA) - Legend Master

Troll (USA) - Legend Master (2019)

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Troll (USA) - Troll

Troll (USA) - Troll (2016)

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Sins of Thy Beloved, The - Perpetual Desolation

Sins of Thy Beloved, The - Perpetual Desolation (2000)

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Sins of Thy Beloved, The - Lake of Sorrow

Sins of Thy Beloved, The - Lake of Sorrow (1998)

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Sins of Thy Beloved, The - All Alone

Sins of Thy Beloved, The - All Alone (1997)

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My Ticket Home - unReal

My Ticket Home - unReal (2017)

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My Ticket Home - Strangers Only

My Ticket Home - Strangers Only (2013)

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311 - Dammit!

311 - Dammit! (1990)

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Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance: Live in Bulgaria With the Orchestra of State Opera - Plovdiv

Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance: Live in Bulgaria With the Orchestra of State Opera - Plovdiv (2017)

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Godsmack - The Oracle

Godsmack - The Oracle (2010)

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Beast in Black - From Hell With Love

Beast in Black - From Hell With Love (2019)

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Beast in Black - Berserker

Beast in Black - Berserker (2017)

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Adramelch - Irae Melanox

Adramelch - Irae Melanox (1988)

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Paladin - Ascension

Paladin - Ascension (2019)

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Amebix - Monolith

Amebix - Monolith (1987)

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Chronic Decay - Justify Your Existence

Chronic Decay - Justify Your Existence (2010)

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In Battle - Kingdom of Fear

In Battle - Kingdom of Fear (2007)

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In Battle - Welcome to the Battlefield

In Battle - Welcome to the Battlefield (2004)

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In Battle - Soul Metamorphosis

In Battle - Soul Metamorphosis (2004)

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Num Skull - When Suffering Comes

Num Skull - When Suffering Comes (1996)

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Adramelch - Opus

Adramelch - Opus (2015)

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Adramelch - Lights From Oblivion

Adramelch - Lights From Oblivion (2012)

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Adramelch - Broken History

Adramelch - Broken History (2005)

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Adramelch - Irae Melanox

Adramelch - Irae Melanox (1988)

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Tony MacAlpine - Death of Roses

Tony MacAlpine - Death of Roses (2017)

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Drastus - La croix de sang

Drastus - La croix de sang (2019)

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Drastus - Roars from the Old Serpent's Paradise

Drastus - Roars from the Old Serpent's Paradise (2005)

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Drastus - Serpent’s Chalice – Materia Prima

Drastus - Serpent’s Chalice – Materia Prima (2009)

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Drastus - Taphos

Drastus - Taphos (2006)

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In Battle - The Rage of the Northmen

In Battle - The Rage of the Northmen (1998)

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Realm - Suiciety

Realm - Suiciety (1990)

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Realm - Endless War

Realm - Endless War (1988)

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Chronic Decay - Justify Your Existence

Chronic Decay - Justify Your Existence (2010)

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Vendetta - The 5th

Vendetta - The 5th (2017)

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Vendetta - Feed the Extermination

Vendetta - Feed the Extermination (2011)

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Rise of the Northstar - The Legacy of Shi

Rise of the Northstar - The Legacy of Shi (2018)

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Rise of the Northstar - Welcame

Rise of the Northstar - Welcame (2014)

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Rise of the Northstar - Demonstrating My Saiya Style

Rise of the Northstar - Demonstrating My Saiya Style (2012)

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Rise of the Northstar - Tokyo Assault

Rise of the Northstar - Tokyo Assault (2009)

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My Ticket Home - To Create a Cure

My Ticket Home - To Create a Cure (2012)

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3TƎETH - Metawar

3TƎETH - Metawar (2019)

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3TƎETH - shutdown.ɘxe

3TƎETH - shutdown.ɘxe (2017)

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Malignant Eternal - Alarm

Malignant Eternal - Alarm (1999)

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Reverence - Industrial Mental Concept

Reverence - Industrial Mental Concept (2005)

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Ad Hominem - Slaves of God to the Gallows (The Preemptive Strike 0.1 Reworks)

Ad Hominem - Slaves of God to the Gallows (The Preemptive Strike 0.1 Reworks) (2013)

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Putrescent Infectious Rabidity

Turkey's Cenotaph have given us a pretty generic brutal death metal album here. It's fast & intense throughout but there is really very little to distinguish the tracks apart from each other. I'm not sure about everyone else but I find the vocals to be pretty annoying as it seriously doesn't sound like he is even trying to make any type of actual words. It just sounds like one long groan throughout the album. Plenty of pinch harmonics going on. Another area where Cenotaph need improvement is in song structure & overall tightness. The elite bands like Suffocation have a way of balancing the technicality with song structures that flow nicely instead of jumping around all over the place randomly. Cenotaph don't possess this skill yet. This album is not bad by any means but it's not something I'd listen to again.

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Daniel Daniel / July 22, 2019 08:08 AM
Rituals of the Grotesque

Some fairly uneventful & generic death metal in the vein of Incantation's "Upon The Throne Of Apocalypse". It includes a similarly raw production but doesn't offer much energy or originality.

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Daniel Daniel / July 22, 2019 03:34 AM
Requiem for Mankind

Okay, I am going to be honest. This is my first taste of Memoriam, albeit the release that is purportedly their best; according to the internet at least. Things start well, on the riffing front at least. 'Shell Shock' motors like a fucking tank, being driven with precision through its destructive and relentless path. Similiarly, 'Undefeated' with it's groovy as fuck riff and chopping rhythm continues in a full on attack of the senses. The sophistication and poise both come up a couple of notches with 'Never The Victim', with its defiant mood and melancholic melody. By this point my initial concerns about the vocals being too buried in the mix appear to be just confined to the first track as they sit perfectly well by this stage.

The politically charged 'Austerity Kills' takes things off on a crusty/hardcore slant with the visceral hatred for the subject matter barked out by Willetts in an almost matter-of-fact way. It feels relevant, modern and appealing to listen to, whilst at the same time the echoes of Bolt Thrower still ring in distant chambers somewhere behind. The more melodic start to 'In the Midst of Desolation' soon builds into a chunky riff monster whilst maintaining a brooding sense of looming danger throughout. 

The experience and ability is obvious here. Whale's drumming is on point from start to finish here. Willett's vocals are as strong as ever and the performance of Fairfax on guitars is nothing short of superb. Healy, meanwhile is a bit drowned in the mix which is not necessarily a bad thing that detracts from the sound in any way, it is just obvious.  

As we get towards the final third of the record things show no sign of calming down. I will have the scathing riffs of 'Refuse to Be Led' on my brain for the rest of my time on this mortal coil for sure. There's no obvious drop in quality, energy or pace it is pleasing to note. The toying delivery of 'The Veteran' just marauds and mauls the listener's ears into submission. The title track just cements the foundations of what has been built over the seven tracks prior to it. Washing over the listener with wave after wave of brooding tremolo riffs. As the band launches into the defiantly titled 'Fixed Bayonets' with the gusto of a quickly forming infantry, those heady days of Bolt Thrower at their very best are inevitably rekindled. This is the only track that sounds like a Bolt Thrower b-side. Don't get me wrong there's hints throughout but on this track it is much more obvious. As the band closes proceedings with the instrumental 'Interment' there's a real sense of justice to the victorious, soaring guitars on show as end to end this album is a complete triumph.

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MacabreEternal MacabreEternal / July 21, 2019 05:45 PM
Misconception

One of the better thrash albums to emerge since the early 90's sounded the death knell for the genre that changed the face of metal forever. It seems that South America has now become quite a hotbed for "the genre that just won't die" and these Chileans may just have trumped most of the other Latin neo-thrashers with their neck-snapping, fist-pumping debut. It's no hyperbole to claim that Misconception doesn't feel hugely out of place when weighed against early classics by the likes of Kreator, Sodom and even Metallica - the Cliff Burton-esque bass work of Ignacio Arévalo is of particular note. Throwing out incredible riff after incredible riff then melting your inner ear with his searing solos lead guitarist Felipe Alvarado must be absolutely knackered after this, which is probably why he keeps the vocals to a minimum (although they are perfectly fine). It will take a bolt out of the blue to produce a better thrash album this year. Count me impressed! 

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Sonny92 Sonny92 / July 20, 2019 03:05 PM
Fatal Visions

Aggressive and muscular thrash that also borrows from death and black metal, similar to the band's compatriots Blood Tsunami. There are very few tempo changes or variation, but a guarantee that your ears will be relentlessly pummelled for thirty-odd minutes which, as you know if you are any fan of thrash, is no bad thing. The downside is that the production sounds muddied and blunts the assault a little but, to be fair, this is a minor niggle. Recommended for fans of Kreator, Slayer, Sodom etc. 

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Sonny92 Sonny92 / July 20, 2019 03:04 PM

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