Category: Compilation

Album Review: Hooded Menace – Gloom Immemorial

Hooded Menace [Finland]
Gloom Immemorial
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: Terminal Death – Terminal Death

Terminal Death [USA]
Terminal Death
Shadow Kingdom Records
Death Metal

While Shaun Glass is now better known for his works with bands like Broken Hope and Dirge Within, early in the 80s he was in a little-known death metal band Terminal Death, marking his first works in the extreme metal …

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Album Review: Various Artists – Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life

Various Artists
Ronnie James Dio: This is Your Life
Rhino Entertainment
Heavy Metal

It has been 4 long years since the passing of Dio, and numerous tributes to the legendary voice of heavy metal have sprung up, with Jorn‘s album Dio being one of my personal favourites. This year see …

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Album Review: Tyrants Blood – Coven

Tyrants Blood [Canada]
Tridroid Records
Black Metal

My interest in Tyrants Blood has once again been sparked with the recent encounter with their latest album, Into the Kingdom of Graves, perhaps their most polished and technical release to date. In keeping with the hype generated over the …

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Album Review: Pirosaint – Infected Brutality

Pirosaint [Chile]
Infected Brutality
Digmetalworld Records
Death/Thrash Metal

While Chilean thrashers Pirosaint have been around since the late 80s, the band has not really gained much attention, and even after their relocation to New York in 2011 they have yet to release a single full length album, preferring …

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