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Atomicide Chaos Abomination
Atomicide's relentless death/black metal is yet another proof that South American extreme metal outfits can easily match, if not top, any other homologous school of sound on Earth. Favourite song: the whole album. Stream/free download:
Sicada Requisition
New kids from New York on the prog thrash metal block; For the time being, Sicada are not up there with the genre's greats, but their current material sounds promising, as concrete song writing and well versed instrumental technicality are showcased. The new songs have good replay value; the track taken from their demo should have been completely omitted, as it spoils the overall flow. Favourite song: Sledge. Stream:
Havukruunu Havulinnaan
Havukruunu had declared themselves as a promising epic black metal since the Usvakuningas EP, so the quality enveloped in their debut LP is wholeheartedly welcome, but hardly surprising; first half of the album takes no prisoners, whereas in the second, things get a bit repetitive. In terms of references to other bands, the spirit of Immortal and Primordial is ever present, always in the best of senses. Favourite track: Terhen. Stream/"name your price" download:
Rage Perfect Man
In search of their later, distinct identity, Rage give out a solid slab of speed/power metal, that falls short in terms of memorable songs. The exception that justifies the rule is "Don't Fear The Winter", a song that's survived in the band's live sets up to this day.
Immorgon And Thus We Raid
Immorgon from Spain, have made quite a solid start regarding their take on melodic death/Viking metal. The arrangements are closely following the constants of the genre, the production is good, but the melodies expressed by the guitar leads, lack the spark that will make the songs more memorable. Stream:
Unjustly Labeled Beholder
On their third album, Unjustly Labeled deliver a drone-y industrial metal hybrid that sounds like it was made from the worst nightmares... Dystopic synths, relentless rhythm section, and bleak vocals/lyrics make for an album that's worth the time and effort to sink in it. Favourite track: Divine Beholder. Stream/"name your price" download:
Diviner Fallen Empires
As Manos wrote in his review, the entire Greek metal scene lives and breathes for classic metal, hence the release of albums such as this is hardly surprising; stylistically, Diviner lie in between Iced Earth, and Judas Priest. Guitars are pointy and heavy, vocals are wailing most of the time, whereas the rhythm section has this reinvigorating thrashy feel that classic metal needs nowadays. The album is streaming at Spotify.

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  • Wizard Not a lot of experienced metal heads I've noticed, just a lot of horses*** little 15 year olds who do 5 mins. research but never put in the time to an actual solid listen.
    December 1 08:08 PM
  • Wizard August 3rd, 2014...jeez that's a long time hahaha
    December 1 12:22 PM
  • Wizard That's why I haven't reviewed for years....can't remember the last time I published something. I will be back one day when my children are a bit more independent.
    December 1 12:20 PM
  • Wizard Trying to stay on top of things is like trying to race an Olympian. You will never win but you can take pride in saying you tried hahaha. Do you have a family by any chance? I know a few members around here who've came and went due to family commitments.
    November 30 07:13 PM
  • smaugman what do you mean by "The ban on the reviews site is permanent"? Can't I review anymore?
    November 30 04:35 AM

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