Tag: Season of Mist

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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Album Review: Tsjuder – Legion Helvete

Tsjuder [Norway]
Legion Helvete
2011
Full Length
Season of Mist
Black Metal

The announcement of Tsjuder‘s return certainly excited me, with the band going hiatus on a high note after their 2004 release Desert Northern Hell, which displayed a marked improvement from their previous releases, and through the releases of …

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Album Review: Defiled – In Crisis

Defiled [Japan]
In Crisis
2011
Full Length
Season of Mist
Death Metal
7.7/10

Defiled finally returns this year after a long break from studio releases with In Crisis, their follow up to 2003’s Divination. With the exception of guitarist Yusuke, Defiled 2011 features a brand new lineup in the …

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Album Review: Defiled – Divination

Defiled [Japan]
Divination
2003
Full Length
Death Metal
9.3/10

Defiled’s Divination certainly did not click with me instantly. All the weird and sudden shifts in time signature throughout the album, the out of place bass lines that were littered throughout the album all came across as extremely strange to me …

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