Category Archives: death metal

Revocation – “The Outer Ones”

One could take the hyphenated route and describe the music of Revocation as tech-death-thrash-prog-metal or go the simple route and say extreme metal.  “The Outer Ones” is available September 28th on Metal Blade Records.  I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum – “The Burning Cold”

It’s not often I find myself drawn deeply into a death metal album. In fact, it’s a style I can take or leave sometimes. Too loud. Unable to understand anything over the guttural vocals. Not enough variety in the songs … Continue reading

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Obscura – “Diluvium”

There are certain bands that I know I can count on to deliver a quality album every time out. Obscura is one of those bands. Over the years, they have gotten better at what they do and it’s been a … Continue reading

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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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