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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Necrophobic’s The Nocturnal Silence vs At the Gates’ The Red in the Sky is Ours

   [Paul Bacque of now-defunct death metal band Condemner was kind enough to offer an incisive, preliminary analysis of the ongoing Battle Royale match-up between these two hard-to-score classics. I have added brief comments in italics below his.] Despite both … Continue reading

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Uncommon transitions on The Red In The Sky Is Ours

The Red In The Sky Is Ours is rightly acknowledged as one of the  greatest accomplishments in metal. Few albums…scratch that, no album in memory comes close to rivaling its delicate experiments in balancing technique, contrapuntal composition, and explosive feeling. Many … Continue reading

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Alf Svensson, At The Gates and Oxiplegatz

Alf Svensson left At The Gates after the second full-length With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness. Under his stewardship – some might say leadership – At The Gates developed a nuanced, melodic complexity that hasn’t been rivaled since in … Continue reading

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Raped By The Light Of Christ

When the yellow dies under the velvet thoughts Blood-bubbles nestled in thorns I have traveled through suns, And the darkness of the end Now I surrender to the void And join with the pulse of the universe The world burns … Continue reading

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