Tag: 2014

Album Review: Cinis – Subterranean Antiquity

Cinis [Poland]
Subterranean Antiquity
2014
Full Length
Old Temple
Death Metal

The year 2014 has been quite a successful one for Polish death metal, what with the return of black/death metal greats Behemoth with one of my favourite releases from them yet, as well as Vader‘s kickass Tibi et Igni. While the high …

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Album Review: Hooded Menace – Gloom Immemorial

Hooded Menace [Finland]
Gloom Immemorial
2014
Compilation
Doomentia Records
Death/Doom Metal

Hooded Menace is one of those bands that I have every intention to follow, yet find it tricky with the whole host of EP and split releases that they have. While the band has 3 full length releases …

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Album Review: StarGazer – A Merging to the Boundless

StarGazer [Australia]
A Merging to the Boundless
2014
Full Length
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Black/Death Metal

Having been out of touch with the bestial style of black/death metal of late, StarGazer came as quite a surprise to me, coming highly recommended by a friend who swore by their brand new full …

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Album Review: Usurpress – Ordained

Usurpress [Sweden]
Ordained
2014
Full Length
Doomentia Records
Death/Sludge Metal

Old school Swedish death metal has become saturated to a point where I experience a certain phobia when encountering new releases, fearing that it would just be another rehashing of Entombed/Dismember/Grave etc. But with Usurpress‘ 2012 debut full length garnering …

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Album Review: Alkira – Juggernaut

Alkira [Australia]
Juggernaut
2014
Full Length
Independent
Thrash/Groove Metal

Hot on the heels of their excellent EP, Red Devil last year, Alkira this year drops their full length album Juggernaut, a 50-odd minute, erm, juggernaut release. With the hype that the band has managed to create with the energetic material on Red Devil, Juggernaut was …

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