Category Archives: death metal

Burial in the Sky – “Creatio Et Hominus”

In the league with Black Crown Initiate, early White Arms of Athena, and Fallujah, I’d label Pennsylvania’s Burial in the Sky Progressive Melodic Death Metal. In my opinion, track one “Nexus” and the last minute of “Tesla” tells the listener … Continue reading

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Alkaloid – “Liquid Anatomy”

As if the first album by supergroup Alkaloid wasn’t amazing enough, the band is back (finally!) with the followup, “Liquid Anatomy” and somehow they have outdone themselves. Alkaloid features a lineup of incredibly talented musicians that have played in bands … Continue reading

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Traun – “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine”

For all intents and purposes, the trilogy of releases from Traun called “The Lilac Moon,” “The Black Metal Princess” and “Escape from Spa Nine” make up three parts of a full album. Each of them are roughly 20 minutes long … Continue reading

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Fractal Gates – “The Light That Shines”

My first encounter with France’s Fractal Gates was on their last album “Beyond the Self,” which was mixed and mastered by the great Dan Swanö. Swanö provided guest vocals for their cover of the Cheap Trick song “Mighty Wings.” The … Continue reading

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Barren Earth – “A Complex of Cages”

“A Complex of Cages” is the fourth full length album from Finland’s Barren Earth. It’s the second album with vocalist Jón Aldará who was not involved in the writing of the last album “On Lonely Towers.” With the songs on … Continue reading

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Rivers of Nihil – “Where Owls Know My Name”

After hearing their last album “Monarchy” in 2015, I knew Rivers of Nihil had the potential to be incredible. I loved that album but I could easily hear them really getting more progressive with their music. Their new album “Where … Continue reading

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Between the Buried and Me – “Automata I”

I think many people know that I love Between the Buried and Me and that I hate their new record label, Sumerian. Sumerian is one of the shittiest labels on the planet. Why? I don’t have the space to waste … Continue reading

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