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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 2: Demigod’s Slumber of Sullen Eyes vs The Chasm’s Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

    The first match of Round 2 pairs the death metal connoisseur’s ultimate album in Slumber of Sullen Eyes from 1992 against The Chasm‘s Deathcult for Eternity from 1998. The following list of criteria are used to evaluate them: 1. … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 2: Demigod’s Slumber of Sullen Eyes vs The Chasm’s Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph

   On we march to Round 2. Slumber of Sullen Eyes continues appreciating with time, and is one of the most exquisitely written death metal albums ever. It runs into a sentimental favorite in The Chasm’s Deathcult for Eternity. Who … Continue reading

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Death Metal Battle Royale Round 1: Sentenced’s North From Here vs The Chasm’s Deathcult For Eternity…The Triumph

   Impressionistic appraisal: The Chasm’s Deathcult For Eternity…The Triumph (1998) The Chasm raised a new style on the death metal firmament. Sorrowful like a cortege, but not wallowing in self-pity like early 90s Euro-doom, The Chasm‘s melancholy is cosmic yet … Continue reading

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Leper Messiah – Invocation For Gods…From The Real Abomination (2013)

Leper Messiah contains members from Necroccultus, but this debut is quite different from the feverish, distinctly Finnish vibes heard on Encircling The Mysterious Necrorevelation. There are no pretensions to atmosphere here; Leper Messiah are squarely rooted in the American death/grind camp, … Continue reading

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In praise of The Chasm

We spurn that which lies under our nose but don’t know its value until it’s gone. It has always seemed a little bemusing to me that The Chasm‘s credentials have been open to debate; not because debate is bad but because the … Continue reading

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Rituals Of A Blasphemer – Mors Inumbratus Supra Spiritus (2014)

Rituals Of A Blasphemer‘s main achievement on their debut is introducing significant tonal variation that travels the gamut, from pastoral, forest-at-night themed melodies to the sinister, low-frequency hugging characterized by the more primitive segment within black metal. What’s even more impressive is … Continue reading

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R’lyeh – In The Infernal Moment (2013) Review

In The Infernal Moment is the sound of a band that hasn’t yet divested itself of the heavy metal that it grew up with. Much in the vein of what countrymates The Chasm and Cenotaph were doing in the early … Continue reading

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Ominous Crucifix – Spell Of Damnation (2012) Review

What is it that we crave from death metal? An unbiased pummeling of the senses? Perhaps a showcasing of technical abilities? An overtly controversial stance, a warring of ideologies or maybe, fortuitously,  a burnishing of mental acuities? Elite death metal … Continue reading

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