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Album Review: PROFANATICA The Curling Flame of Blasphemy

This album gets to the heart of what extreme music is: an artistic expression of the dark, ugly side of existence (whether in this world or the next, if you believe in that sort of thing). The post...

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Album Review: SODOM Decision Day

What Decision Day gives Sodom is the ability to add new songs to their set-list. Likewise, it gives fans new songs to mosh and headbang to. The post Album Review: SODOM Decision Day appeared first on...

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Marduk Couldn't Make It, But Rotting Christ, Carach Angren and Necronomicon...

For many people, the legendary black metal bands of the early 1990s are like characters from a horror movie or... The post Marduk Couldn't Make It, But Rotting Christ, Carach Angren and Necronomicon...

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Drew's Top 15 Albums of 2016

If there’s anything you can say about “metal in 2016,” it’s that there’s no one definitive thing to say about metal in 2016. But it's ok. The post Drew's Top 15 Albums of 2016 appeared first on Metal...

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Re-Issue Review: UNIFORM CHOICE Screaming For Change

What is one record we can point to that signals that crucial mid-80s shift in hardcore? Turns out Southern Lord has just re-issued that record with Uniform Choice's Screaming For Change. The post...

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The Past Is Alive: Mayhem, Inquisition and Black Anvil, NYC, 2/19/2017

Mayhem brought the sold-out show a stirring performance of their classic 1994, with Inquisition and Black Anvil providing the perfect black metal support. The post The Past Is Alive: Mayhem,...

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Essential Black Metal Listening: DARKTHRONE Under a Funeral Moon

Darkthrone’s 1993 album, Under a Funeral Moon, represents the true essence of black metal. You can largely determine how you feel about black metal by how you respond to this album. Its 39 minutes of...

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Album Review: INTEGRITY Howling, for The Nightmare Shall Consume

Howling is a magnificent triumph. If you like dark, heavy music of any kind, you must listen to this album. The post Album Review: INTEGRITY Howling, for The Nightmare Shall Consume appeared first on...

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Album Review: EXECRATIONReturn to the Void

If you want a good snapshot of where a lot of extreme metal is today, this is the right place to look. The post Album Review: EXECRATIONReturn to the Void appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Album Review: INCANTATION Profane Nexus

Songs like “Rites of the Locust” and “Les Sepulcri” represent the band at their best, with massive riffs and a perfectly honed atmosphere that places them right alongside classics like “Unholy...

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Album Review: ARCHSPIRE Relentless Mutation (with Full Album Stream)

Relentless Mutation is a great step forward for Archspire, as the writing is vastly improved and more consistent than on previous records. And it’s a great step forward for death metal as well,...

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Album Review: EXHUMED Death Revenge

With Death Revenge, Exhumed have crafted a fun, worthwhile listen, especially with Halloween just around the corner. I'm especially impressed with the historical inspiration, which gives it some more...

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Drew's Top 15 Albums of 2017

An album of the year list is never finished, it just has a due date. Regardless, here's some of the best the year had to offer in terms of death metal, black metal, hardcore and other fitting sounds...

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Album Review: VILKACIS - Beyond the Mortal Gate

Beyond the Mortal Gate is a great album for black metal devotees eager to hear the sound taken to new and interesting places, but who want to carry some familiar implements along the way. The post...

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Album Review: AURA NOIR - Aura Noire

Bands like Aura Noir serve an important purpose in the world of extreme metal: keeping thrash weird. These sons of Hades may have carved out a winding path here, but it's still the beautiful, darkest...

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Album Review: DEPRAVITY - Evil Upheaval

Australia's Depravity prides themselves on crafting well-produced, controlled chaos on their debut album, "Evil Upheaval." The post Album Review: DEPRAVITY - <em>Evil Upheaval</em> appeared...

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Album Review: RITUAL NECROMANCY Disinterred Horror

You really can't go wrong with death metal like this. I mean, that is unless you're one of those types... The post Album Review: RITUAL NECROMANCY <em>Disinterred Horror</em> appeared first...

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Album Review: VERMILIA Kätkyt

Vermilia blends clean and harsh vocals with excellent riffs to create a truly captivating and dramatic listen on "Kätkyt." An extremely impressive debut outing for an unsigned and as-yet unknown artist...

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Album Review: JESUS PIECE Only Self

There's a good reason for the buzz around Jesus Piece. This is some seriously crushing hardcore. The post Album Review: JESUS PIECE <em>Only Self</em> appeared first on Metal Injection.

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CD Review: DEICIDE Overtures of Blasphemy

Deicide continues down the strong and brutal path of catchy riffs, crushing grooves and spewing unholy bile on their latest offering. The post CD Review: DEICIDE <em>Overtures of...

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HEART OF JORDAN Are Poised to Gain a "Throne Alone"

Heart of Jordan takes their metalcore influences and layers on irresistibly catchy choruses to make for one of the most promising unsigned releases of 2018. The post HEART OF JORDAN Are Poised to Gain...

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Album Review: CORPSESSED Impetus of Death

In the overcrowded subway car that is death metal in 2018, Corpsessed is the band you don't mind being shoved... The post Album Review: CORPSESSED <em>Impetus of Death</em> appeared first...

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Drew's 15 Favorite Albums of 2018

It’s been a busy year for good metal bands making good records and playing good shows. You’ll see 15 of... The post Drew's 15 Favorite Albums of 2018 appeared first on Metal Injection.

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Album Review: DER ROTE MILAN Moritat

Der Rote Milan: bold, fresh and ferocious. This German black metal band is unafraid to try new things and take their sound (and the listener) along for the ride. The post Album Review: DER ROTE MILAN...

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Album Review: OSSUARIUM Living Tomb

Portland's Ossuarium has a bright (er...dark?) future ahead of it, as shown by their fantastic debut album. The post Album Review: OSSUARIUM <em>Living Tomb</em> appeared first on Metal...

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