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Necrophobic – Mark Of The Necrogram (2018)

Necrophobic have circumvented the law of diminishing returns better than many worthies of the past; ever a band in touch with the lineage of classic heavy metal, Necrophobic somehow managed to subsume their intensely melodic and syncopation-heavy writing style into … Continue reading

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Retrospective: Marduk’s Dark Endless is an underappreciated death metal classic

Like Darkthrone, Marduk started off as a death metal band, before switching styles to the infamous “norsecore” sound of the 90s. Unlike Soulside Journey, however, Dark Endless has never met real acclaim, but I believe the time has arrived to appreciate … Continue reading

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Retrospective: Unanimated – In The Forest Of The Dreaming Dead

A Swedish contemporary of melodically nuanced bands like Dissection and Sacramentum, Unanimated‘s atmospheric blend of death/black metal presented newer avenues of accessibility within the underground paradigm without losing touch with the driving impulse integral to the music. Boasting its fair … Continue reading

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Verminous – The Unholy Communion (2013) Review

One of the forerunners of the Swedish death metal renaissance of the early noughties along with the likes of Kaamos, Repugnant, Paganizer among others, Verminous return after a decade with a welcome addition to the new old school oeuvre. As … Continue reading

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