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Metal You're Dying To Hear

without even knowing it.

The first classic rating I've given to an album in months. The most amazingly diverse metal album I've heard in a while. The combination of styles here is so fluid. Melodic death metal, black metal, symphonic metal, industrial metal, technical metal, jazz, and electronica all in one 80 minute album and it actually sounds phenomenal, never mind palatable? This needs to be heard. There's something here for everyone. Ridiculous.
2 Transcending Bizarre?
The Serpent's Manifolds

One hell of an avant-garde/black metal album. One of my top metal albums for the year. Fans of Unexpect, Sigh, Arcturus, Solefald, and Diabolical Masquerade will love this one.
3Ablaze In Hatred
Deceptive Awareness

Beautifully depressing atmospheric/melodic doom metal very reminiscent of Draconian and Swallow The Sun with the occasional tendency to turn towards the funeral side, reminding the listener of Evoken or Remembrance.
4Empyrean Sky
The Snow White Rose of Paradise

Insanely nasty epic progressive death metal. Elegant vocals, amazing musicianship, sexy atmosphere. A truly unmissable album.
Truth Inside The Shades

All prog metal fans will love this one. Truth Inside The Shades is an album that could have easily been released by Opeth. Vocals by three different band members provides for some nice variety and the clean production and solid instrumentals make for a memorable listening experience.
Awaking The Centuries

This is true orchestral metal. The arrangements here make the supposed symphonic metal "titans" sound like amateurs.
His Majesty At The Swamp

Greek black metal of the utmost quality. Their countrymen in Rotting Christ seem to garner more attention and I honestly don't know why. They do everything better.
8Mustan Kuun Lapset
Viimeinen Laulu Kuolemasta

Modern Finnish melodic black metal with some doom elements.
Diaries From The Gallows

Pretty good Swedish melodic death metal with some occasionally progressive moments and some obvious influence from Dark Tranquillity.
Imperium Damnatum

Extremely fast, melodic/brutal black metal from Austria. Much like a modernized Panzer Division Marduk without the qualities that plagued the album. This album is raw yet possesses superb, crystal clear production. Not kvlt? Not possible? See for your fucking self.

Vedic death metal? Straight from Singapore comes this Asian gem. Brutal paces combined with South Asian and East Indian influence makes for a unique listen. If you like your metal ethnic (like me), get this.
Assorted Armament

Very solid black/thrash metal similar to Aura Noir.
Preaching Venom

Decent technical death metal from the U.A.E that suffers from the odd use of breakdowns. Dave Haley from Psycroptic lends his talents at drums on this album.

Black/Viking metal with some power metal elements.

Very solid progressive black metal. Fellow label mates include Ikuinen Kaamos, Be'Lakor, Cor Scorpii, and Mar De Grises.
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