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Helcarax
Fundamentally, the U.S. band Helcaraxë sound like Swedish death metal with melodic elements. If this were all they were, they would still be excellent. They phenomenally execute everything I want in melodic death metal. Guitar crunch is prioritized, melodies are catchy but never saccharine, and…
Witchmaster – Tr
Witchmaster have always incorporated punk and hardcore into their black metal. In the past, their approach has been rawer, occupying a middle ground between grindcore, d-beat, and thrash. On Trücizna (Ibex Moon, 2009), their first album in five years, they've opted for cleaner production a…
Wodensthrone – Loss
After a spoken word lament of the death of nobility, Loss (Bindrune, 2009) proposes, "Each of us must face the question, are we man or are we beast?" Wodensthrone suggest that our humanity comes from a religion rooted in memory. Humanity is a fossilized drawing on a cave wall, the …
Worthy of hell: 3 EP’s from Hells Headbangers
Until the end of the year, Hells Headbangers is offering a three-pack of EP CD's by Victimizer, Cerekloth, and Hunters Moon for $15. You can also buy them individually for $7 each. Hells Headbangers favors black and death metal with punk leanings: think Venom, Slaughter (Can), Blasphemy, early …
Crucifist – Demon Haunted World
Crucifist is Dan Lilker's black thrash band, but in spirit — a kind of urban stoner goofiness — it reminds me of retro beard metal like Saviours or Bison B.C. more than Black Metal. That Crucifist might sound beardy shouldn't surprise anyone. Lilker alway
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