Category: Compilation

Album Review: Sargeist – The Rebirth of a Cursed Existence

Sargeist [Finland]
The Rebirth of a Cursed Existence
2013
Compilation
World Terror Committee
Black Metal

Shatraug’s diligence in putting out great releases in succession whether in bands like Horna or in his own project Sargeist is obvious, with each of the Sargeist releases being well-acclaimed black metal masterpieces in their own …

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Album Review: Impiety – Vengeance Hell Immemorial

Impiety [Singapore]
Vengeance Hell Immemorial
2013
Compilation
Evil Dead Production/Hells Headbangers Records
Black/Death/Thrash Metal

I usually frown upon compilation releases, with such releases feeling like a label’s attempt to milk as much cash as possible from fans, and the only reasons for me to actually get a compilation release …

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Album Review: Unconsecrated – Awakening in the Cemetery Grave

Unconsecrated [Spain]
Awakening in the Cemetery Grave
2012
Compilation
Chaos Records/Dark Blasphemies Records
Death Metal

Releases such as Graveyard‘s The Altar of Sculpted Skulls display the spread of Swedish death metal, a style that is no longer bounded by geography or the location of a band. Chaos Records this year presents yet …

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Album Review: Abhorrence – Completely Vulgar

Abhorrence [Finland]
Completely Vulgar
2012
Compilation
Svart Records
Death Metal

Prior to this, the only other Abhorrence that I know of is Brazil’s death metal squad, after their split with Impiety. Apart from that, there is the little known band out of the same name from Finland as well, releasing only a single demo and EP …

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Album Review: Cynic – The Portal Tapes

Cynic [USA]
The Portal Tapes
2012
Compilation
Season of Mist
Progressive Metal

Brief history of Cynic:

Cynic, one of the modern pioneers of a ‘jazzistic’ approach to progressive music as what many would claim, have definitely according to research, been one of the bands who have gone through a painstaking musical journey of let downs …

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