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Horn – Turm am Hang (2017)

At this point in time, Horn is an identity unto itself, heedless of whatever genre constraints one wants to impose on it. Unabashedly melodic but in all the right ways, unafraid to refer to styles on the peripheries of black … Continue reading

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Discreation – Procreation Of The Wretched (2015)

Is there such a thing as a distinctly German aesthetic in death metal?¬†What unites bands like Fleshcrawl, Purgatory, Fearer, Anasarca, and Obscure Infinity, with this Discreation album? Granted; Fleshcrawl excepting, none of the others have released a genuine classic, but … Continue reading

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Horn – Konflikt (2013)

Horn‘s Nerrath¬†has been developing his project in the underground since 2003 but has eluded even remotely mainstream notice for that duration, becoming yet another casualty under the barrage of information. Which is not to say that his output has been … Continue reading

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Obscure Infinity – Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness (2015)

The Hellion-style intro to Perpetual Descending Into Nothingness may be misleading but Obscure Infinity are a death metal band that one can honestly get behind without compunction. This is a style of death metal that is familiar without being a … Continue reading

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Sammath – Godless Arrogance (2014)

Sammath sidestep the distracting glamours that have come to represent black metal in popular consciousness, instead staring down the listener with an unremittingly caustic visage and daring him to turn face. The process that started on Dodengang is now complete … Continue reading

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Death Metal: American, Scandinavian, and Slaughterday’s Nightmare Vortex

The difference between American and European death metal can be attributed, using a conveniently broad brush, to their individual approaches to song composition, and, more specifically, in the way individual components are constructed and arranged in the greater framework of … Continue reading

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