Tag Archives: heavy metal

EPHEMERAL – VII

June 30, 2020

Ephemeral 201 Death metal debutants deliver concise report on cardinal sins. While it would be simple to assume “VII” is this Thessaloniki trio’s seventh offering, their first record’s titular numeral signifies a concept of deadly sins – a logical, if … Continue reading

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FROM HELL – Rats & Ravens

May 14, 2020

Scourge 2020 American metal mainstays fly through the night on the dark wings of devilish creatures. “Hell ain’t a bad place to be”: singer Aleister Sinn can wholeheartedly agree with this statement, steering his ensemble through doom and gloom for … Continue reading

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THOR – Rising

March 10, 2020

Deadline 2020 Valhalla can wait, as the heavenly noisemaker roams the earth and roars for kicks. It must be perceived as a challenge this artist loves so much: while many of his coevals slow down and stare into the sunset, … Continue reading

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THE DRIFTWOOD SIGN – Broken Times

January 10, 2020

The Driftwood Sign 2019 Capping off their first decade, Swedish foursome serve up debut album and pitch riffs into social relevance. When former members of popular local collectives threw in their lot with each other, a full-length recording might have … Continue reading

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LUCIFER WAS – Underground And Beyond

December 4, 2019

Record Heaven 1997 / Sommor 2019 Stalwarts of Norwegian heavy stage get resurrected and bring evil from the past. While it was in the late ’90s that Scandinavia became infamous for its metal scene, the genre’s local roots run much … Continue reading

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