switzerland

Morbid Tales: 25 Years Later
by Chris Rowella
It's impossible to surf the Internet this time of year without running into "best of" lists. As I get older, their appeal has waned. With releases growing exponentially each year, listing favorites has become a pain in the ass
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V/A – Death Metal
No Halloween would be complete without, er, Helloween. Here's an artifact from that band's checkered past. It may be the first ever usage of the term "death metal." In 1984, death metal hadn't been invented yet, so instead we get artwork of a cannibal corpse eatin…
Coroner – “Masked Jackal”
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The honeymoon is over for Barack Obama. Many are questioning the effectiveness of a President elected on virtually messianic terms. I believe he is doing the best he can under difficult conditions
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Nucleus Torn – Nihil
Encyclopaedia Metallum is a great metal resource, but it's a funny beast. "Metalcore" bands like Himsa and Premonitions of War aren't listed, but to my ears they're pretty much metal bands. However, Switzerland's Nucleus Torn makes the cut, even though the vas…
Mumakil – Customized Warfare
When I heard that members of Knut and legendary Swiss tech-grinders Nostromo had formed a new band called Mumakil, I knew I had to hear them. And when their label, Overcome, posted clips on its site that scared the shit out of me every time I visited, I had to track them down...
Nostromo – Ecce Lex
Nostromo was a Swiss band that formed in the late '90s and called it quits around 2004. With its odd meters and polyrhythms, the group sounded like if Meshuggah played grindcore. It put out an EP and three full-lengths, including an all-acoustic (...