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The Slayerking Sanatana Dharma
While I’m prepared to accept that I’m incapable of appreciating the merits of this album, the fact that it recently got this band to tour Europe as Avatarium’s support act, is simply beyond me. Not one song compelled me to jam it in repeat, while I’m inclined to say there are better doom metal bands out there, at their humble beginnings. Stream: https://the-slayerking.bandcamp.com/releases
Vuur In This Moment We Are Free - Cities
Anneke can sing Trump's tweets and get away with it, unfortunately the same does not apply for her backing band, which needs to work more in terms of arrangements.
Engulf Subsumed Atrocities
For those disappointed about the current whereabouts of bands such as Morbid Angel, this 2-song EP will be much consolation, given the news (courtesy of Metal Hammer Greece!) that the guy behind Engulf plans to release two EPs and a full-length, concluding the sci-fi concept introduced herein. Favorite track: Aeons of Hate. Stream/"name your price" download:
Wombripper From The Depths Of Flesh
Wombripper's first full-length installment is a pilgrimage to the Swedeath legacy of bands like Entombed and Grave, and to a lesser extent, Florida OSDM. Sound production is spot on (the cymbals' texture is sublime!) in sustaining the well-above-average musicianship of these Russians, as they shift from death/thrash metal pacing, to slow and deep grooves, some of them adorned with really good/melodic guitar soloing. Favorite track: Locked in the Iced Coffin. Stream:
The Sonic Dawn Perception
The Sonic Dawn's debut album has a huge sound, one that does not blindly succumb to the much encountered lofi/vintage behests of retro rock. Moreover, the band's instrumental intellect allows for seamless olden rock genres' crossover from song to song, and quantum shifts between different time signatures ("An Easy Heart to Break"). Bearing the aforementioned in mind, the only takeaway from Perception is its overall mesmerizing demeanor, as the arrangements can be hardly characterized as memorable. Certainly a band to be placed on the lookout! Stream:
Sisyphean Illusions of Eternity
Sisyphean are far from reinventing the wheel as everything in their ominous post/death/black metal sounds a bit familiar; however, Illusions of Eternity has a good replay value as a whole, due to the Lithuanians' instrumental intensity, irrespective of pace. Moreover, the relative familiarity in the melodies, binds the tracks together, in what may read as an abstract concept regarding the multiple interpretations that the myth of Sisyphus allows. Favorite tracks: The Nest, Shattered Glass, Transfigurations. Stream:
Emblem (CAN) Emblem
US (old school) heavy/power metal has always been an underground affair at its prefecture of origin; What's more, the number of outfits left to guard their respective Hot Gates is constantly diminishing, either due to fan underappreciation, or because of age, so it's always a time to rejoice whenever new blood like Emblem from Canada, is transfused to the circuit. Emblem carries some shortcomings typically encountered in a debut album, the most important of all being the lack of songwriting diversity, however Canadians have the sound, an as yet underdevelopped tendency for more extreme forms of metal, and overall, the necessary drive

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  • JAV Liking what I'm hearing so far, thanks for the rec.
    February 14 05:10 PM
  • manosg Kalispera, Gianni! Ki omos, den to vlepo to thread. Esy to vlepeis?
    February 2 07:09 AM
  • manosg Kalispera Gianni, ti ginetai. Na se rotiso, den eixame ena thread pou zitagame promos i thymamai lathos?
    January 31 08:39 AM
  • insomniac15 Thanks for the rec! I'll check them out asap!
    January 27 04:30 AM
  • NocteDominum Hi Vo, long time no talk.
    January 26 07:47 AM

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