Tag: 2011

Album Review: Hellvetic Frost – Towards a Distant World

Hellvetic Frost [Switzerland]
Towards a Distant World
Full Length
Black Metal

With my recent encounter with Swiss bands, ranging from the cold and bleak Enoid to the more aggressive and oppressive Nihilo, my impression of bands out of the region has certainly skyrocketed. Hellvetic Frost is my latest discovery, and …

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Album Review: Bro Jovi – Songs to Crush Beers to Vol. 1

Bro Jovi [USA]
Songs to Crush Beers to Vol. 1: Slippery When Blacked
Full Length
Stoner/Doom Metal/Southern Rock

I almost thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I first received an email containing information about Bro Jovi, thinking that it was probably some kind of typo …

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Album Review: Angist – Circle of Suffering

Angist [Iceland]
Circle of Suffering
2011/2014 (Reissue)
Hammerheart Records
Death Metal

After the recent encounter with the brilliant Icelandic tech-death band Beneath, here we are with another dosage of Icelandic brutality with Angist‘s debut EP. While originally released independently by the band in 2011, Angist‘s Circle of Suffering gets vinyl treatment this …

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Album Review: Ormgård – Ormblot

Ormgård [Sweden]
2011/2014 (Reissue)
Scythe of Death Productions/Forever Plagued Records
Black Metal

While Sweden’s Ormgård has now been in existence for more than 12 years, it wasn’t until the band’s 2011 demo Ormblot that they really managed to garner some attention. With Ormblot garnering critical acclaims and comparisons to various black …

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Album Review: Beyond Creation – The Aura

Beyond Creation [Canada]
The Aura
2011/2013 (Reissue)
Full Length
PRC Music/Season of Mist
Progressive/Technical Death Metal

Canadian death metal has always been about Cryptopsy for me, with their landmark albums None So Vile and Blasphemy Made Flesh being some of the definitive albums for technical death metal. Yet Beyond Creation, with their debut …

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