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Nocturnal Graves – Titan (2018)

Nocturnal Graves‘ move to Season Of Mist and their subsequent change of style to a more sinister and restrained blackened death might make many cautious. A scroll down the label’s current roster reveals genre epithets like “post”, “sludge”, “progressive”, and … Continue reading

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Impetuous Ritual – Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence (2014)

Remember Kawazu, that riled-up swarm of bees intro to Gateways To Annihilation ? Impetuous Ritual have created an entire album of songs set in a hornet’s hive, using much of the same sound effect, however it is produced, as background to their … Continue reading

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The riff in metal and Abominator’s Evil Proclaimed

A Kerry King comment, from either the present day or from twenty-five years ago, mentions how thrash and speed metal bands gradually rejected use of the riff as primary vehicle of expression in songs in favour of chord progressions. Slayer themselves … Continue reading

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