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MEGADETH – Unplugged In Boston

October 5, 2021

Megadeth 2006 / Cleopatra 2021 Thrash metal royalty rein in the noise to turn it into a stained-glass image of their regular lore. Seen from the outside as hardline purveyors of melodic clang and sociopolitical bark, Dave Mustaine’s quartet were … Continue reading

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TANTRIC – The Sum Of All Things

August 11, 2021

Cleopatra 2021 Taking stock of the last two decades, American nu-metal stalwarts mold one of their best albums. Twenty years on since the release of this group’s eponymous debut, the quartet from Kentucky finally stop struggling with different stylistic tangents … Continue reading

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THOR – Alliance

July 14, 2021

Deadline 2021 Canadian heavyweight laces his team’s clangor with musical flavors from lesser mortals and restores his might with a lot of gusto. Lately, Thor’s hammer seemed to have been losing its ability to hit the nail on the head … Continue reading

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DEREV – Leap Of Faith

June 24, 2021

Derev 2021 Canadian heavy prog engineers bring forth the first fruit of their lockdown efforts for all to savor. “Derev” means “leaf” in Armenian, the language which Armando Bablanian and Michel Karakach happen to speak, as the two had discovered … Continue reading

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SKOLD – Dies Irae

May 13, 2021

Cleopatra 2021 No more riding shotgun, Swedish multi-instrumentalist takes charge and does a demon dance on emotional ruins. Marking his fifty-fifth anniversary and the twenty-fifth anniversary of his solo debut, Tim Sk├Âld is on a roll with his fifth solo … Continue reading

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